for those of you working with Moodle, or just getting underway, the MoodleMootAU conference would be a great opportunity to boost your knowledge and provide you with lots of ideas about how to use Moodle for training. The projects outlined below will also give you some good ideas.
Moodle projects deliver e-learning without limits
Two E-learning Innovations projects funded and supported by the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework) will feature at MoodleMoot AU 2010, one of Australasia’s largest education and training conferences.
MoodleMoot AU 2010 will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre from 11-14 July. Themed Without limits, the conference will explore how the Moodle learning management system (LMS) is helping to deliver more flexible and engaging teaching and training across all education sectors including school, university, vocational education and training (VET), and for learners in the workplace.
Delegates will hear from e-learning and education experts about how Moodle-produced online courses and websites can enhance learner experiences in a range of ways. The conference will feature workshops, discussion panels and master classes highlighting the latest Moodle case studies, research and technology developments.
Framework E-learning Innovations projects are leading the way in exploring new ways to use Moodle. Projects selected to present at the conference are:
Diving into mobile learning
Presenters: Bronwen Campbell and Melanie Doriean
Date: Tuesday 13 July, 3:00pm-3:25pm (AEST)
This presentation will show how the Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) is using Moodle as both a mobile learning tool and an information portal for learners.
Bronwen and Melanie will discuss how Moodle can be used in conjunction with mobile technology to provide learners with information while in the field, and explain how ADAS is using Moodle to provide mobile training beyond the classroom using technologies including netbooks, smartphones and iPod devices.
They will also discuss how ADAS is using an offline version of Moodle (Poodle) to provide information, resources and training materials to current and past ADAS learners.
Moodle and Mahara in new applications and E-learning Innovations
Presenters: Howard Errey and Nicole Ralph
Date: Tuesday 13 July, 4:00pm-4:25pm (AEST)
This presentation will showcase the different ways that Moodle and the Mahara e-portfolio system are being adopted by Victorian VET providers.
Howard and Nicole will discuss how this uptake is being driven by the availability of Moodle through Victoria’s Training Virtual Campus (TVC) e-learning platform; and explain how a number of Victorian E-learning Innovations projects have taken advantage of the flexibility of Moodle to enhance training delivery.
The session will also demonstrate how the Framework’s E-portfolios initiative is supporting Victorian training providers to use Mahara.
The Framework’s Victorian Toolbox Champion, Ken Gooding, will present on Integrating Moodle into the Training Virtual Campus on Monday 12 July, from 2:30pm-2:55pm (AEST).
His session will demonstrate how TVC has integrated Moodle with existing products including:
· an integrated content management system
· Blackboard (learning management system)
· Elluminate (virtual classroom)
· MessageMedia Web SMS system (mobile).
A number of the Framework’s 2010 E-learning Innovations projects are also exploring Moodle:
· Animal care online – This project will enhance the design and delivery of the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing by developing new media-rich resources for delivery through Moodle.
· CommC@re online – Two units of the Community Services certificate will be developed and administered online using the full functionality of Moodle (asynchronous forums, chat, rich media, and web 2.0 technologies) to provide an engaging mix of course materials and assessment options.
· Embedding an e-learning framework strategy – This project will embed Moodle as a means to provide a one-stop learning space and communication tool for remote learners and facilitators.
Visit http://flexiblelearning.net.au/innovations/teamprofiles to browse all E-learning Innovations projects since 2008.
There are limited registrations remaining for MoodleMoot AU 2010 so register now to avoid missing out.
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