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20-21 September 2012 Canadian International School Hong Kong

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Contents

Moodle founder Martin Dougiamas sharing a personal story of eLearning

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Event Overview

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Logistics

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Faces of #hkmoot12

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Feedback

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Thank You

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Event Overview Ride the Dragon The inaugural Hong Kong Moodle Moot 2012 was held at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong, on 20-21 September 2012, with over 120 attendees from around South East Asia and the Pacific.

Keynote Speakers Iain’s work life has centered on teaching and technologies (not necessarily at the same time). Since early 2004 Iain has been fortunate enough to be in positions Director of the Learning Technology Unit, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland and Director of the eLearning Pedagogical Support Unit, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, The University of Hong Kong - that have combined these two aspects of his career. Iain is currently responsible for leading the implementation of The University of Hong Kong's eLearning Strategy. This means that Iain is proactive in operational leadership, operational management, managing change, designing and Dr Iain Doherty

developing professional learning opportunities for academic staff and in working collaboratively to develop a supportive eLearning community at The University of Hong Kong.

Martin is best known as the founder of Moodle, the popular free course management system used by millions of teachers around the world. As the executive director of Moodle Pty Ltd in Perth, Western Australia, he leads the team of software developers at the heart of the Moodle project and the global network of 54 Moodle Partner service companies that help provide funding for this independent open source software project. Martin has a mixed academic background with post-graduate degrees in Computer Science and Education, and continues to focus on researching how educators approach internet-based education. His major goal for the future is to improve the quality of education by encouraging social constructionist and Dr Martin Dougiamas

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collaborative practices within online learning communities

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Presentations Session Words to the Wise - Success stories of Moodle Developer Courses.

Presenter John Mason West Island School, Hong Kong

Case Study: Moodle and Change at The Southport School

Richard Jones The Southport School, Queensland

Flipping Marvelous: Getting back in-class time for collaborative learning

Michelle Lovett Canadian International School, Hong Kong

Transforming Elementary Classroom with Moodle

Marlon Ng American International School, Hong Kong

Using the 'Workshop' Module for Self and Peer Assessment

Frederic Nevers Creative Secondary School, Hong Kong

Using Moodle as a backbone for Teacher Learning at CDNIS

Dr John Turner Canadian International School, Hong Kong

Moodle Quiz ABCs

Denise Berry Canadian International School, Hong Kong

Integrating Google Docs into Moodle

Rowdy Boeyink Canadian International School, Hong Kong

Using Logs and Reports to Monitor Student Engagement and Refine

Michelle Lovett

Instructional Design

Canadian International School, Hong Kong

Teaching using the Participation Forum and Participation Map plugins

Brant Knutzen University of Hong Kong

Mathy Moodles

Stephan Hautz Canadian International School, Hong Kong

Moodle Repositories

John Holmes Jakarta International School, Jakarta

A Plagiarism Detection Tool for Moodle

Ivan Yau Chinese University of Hong Kong

Moodle for Primary Schools

Stu Lowe English Schools Foundation, Hong Kong

Using MOODLE to Support Student Centered Learning

Juliana Agostino Canadian International School, Hong Kong

Effective Delivery of the IB Diploma

Gregg Lee Canadian International School, Hong Kong

EQUELLA and Moodle 2.3 integration: a new wave for the repository API Simon Wilkinson Equella, Tasmania Designing Interdisciplinary Learning Experiences

Saeed Rahman Canadian International School, Hong Kong

Chinese Language Learning Powered by Moodle

Joanna Huang & Irene Gu Canadian International School, Hong Kong

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Workshops Bling Your Moodle This workshop focused on how to create more engaging courseware outside of standard Moodle design schemas. The workshop highlighted the use of standard Moodle tools in an "out of the square" manner to create authentic, engaging and effective courseware for use with children and young adults. Assessment for Learning This workshop focused on how to incorporate aspects of AfL into Moodle courses. Delegates explored Forums, customizing Scales, and using Rubrics within

The workshops provided practical, hands-on learning

Assignments.

Plenary Discussion Panel The plenary discussion panel comprised educators across vocational, university and K-12 sectors. Panel Members: • Joanna Cheng (VTC, Hong Kong) • Vinny Stocker (Pukunui, Malaysia) • Joe Leithhead (Discovery College, Hong Kong) • Dr. Iain Doherty (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) Delegates were offered 19 different presentations

Panel Questions: • What are your perspectives on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)? • How do we move beyond Moodle as a file repository? • Describe the professional development strategies your institutions are employing to support teaching and learning with Moodle? • Should we meet “digital natives” where they are or focus on changing the role of the teacher?

A diverse range of perspectives from educational leaders

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Student Discussion Panel Four students from #CDNISHK were invited to take questions from a discussion leader and the conference

TWEETS

delegate via Twitter. Discussion topics ranged from Moodle administration rights, the incorporation of social media and value of eLearning. Debating Team: • Sabrina Roberts • Virasat Singh • Cameron Worthington-Wilmer • Jefferey Ma

WELL DONE TO THE FOUR STUDENTS ON THE PANEL AT #HKMOOT12 - VERY MUCH APPRECIATED HEARING YOUR THOUGHTS. #HKMOOT12 QUOTE OF THE DAY FOR ME 'IT'S NOT GOOD TO HAVE ANOTHER FACEBOOK!' AWESOME FROM THE STUDENT PANEL BEST STUDENT FEEDBACK TO ME RE: ONLINE FORUM WAS, "THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE TIME TO THINK & GET WHAT I WANT TO SAY JUST RIGHT" #HKMOOT12 COLLABORATIVE LEARNING SHINING THROUGH AS A REASON STUDENTS ENJOY #MOODLE - GREAT STUFF AT #HKMOOT12 EVEN FROM A STUDENTS PERSPECTIVE #HKMOOT12 IS INTERESTING. TODAY, I'VE LEARNED A LOT ABOUT MOODLES FEATURES.

The student panel was one of the highlights

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Mastermind - Academic Debate Two teams debated the motion “Physical School are Necessary for Learning” and were comprised of people from a range of sectors.

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Debating Team: • Dr. Martin Dougiamas (Founder and Leader Developer of Moodle) • Michelle Lovett (Canadian International School of Hong Kong) • Dr. Iain Doherty (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) • Dr. John Turner (Canadian International School of Hong Kong) • Frederic Nevers (Creative Secondary School, Hong Kong) • Christina Devitt (Jakarta International School, Jakarta)

I'VE LEARNED A LOT TODAY. ESPECIALLY ABOUT HOW I CAN IMPROVE MY MOODLE EXPERIENCE SO I CAN HELP MYSELF AND MY PEERS. #HKMOOT12

MashUp - Unconference Discussions

THANK YOU FOR A VERY WELL ORGANIZED AND

The Mashup was an informal break-out discussion facilitated by

THOUGHT PROVOKING DAY

volunteers exploring topics educators are confronting with respect to

OF WORKSHOPS AND

teaching and learning with Moodle and eLearning in general.

FORUMS. #HKMOOT12

Discussion Topics:

GREAT DISCUSSION AND

• Should we temporarily suspend Moodle use each night to help students with time-management? • How can we visualize the Moodle log data to make better decisions concerning student utilization and learning value? • Should Moodle be compulsory in your school? • What is the best process for upgrading Moodle?

THOUGHT PROVOKING REMARKS FROM THE PANEL AT #HKMOOT12 HAD FUN PARTICIPATING IN THE PANEL! #HKMOOT12 THE STUDENTS HAVE BEEN AWESOME AT #HKMOOT12.

Professional Networking On Saturday evening over 20 delegates embarked on a “Jasper’s Junk” harbor cruise around Victoria Harbor. The cruise was a fantastic way for the keynote speakers, delegates and sponsors to connect in an informal setting.

THE #HKMOOT12 COCKTAIL PARTY IS UNDERWAY. GREAT VIEW, GREAT COMPANY AND GREAT FOOD. THANK YOU TO ALL FOR MAKING #HKMOOT12 AN AWESOME EVENT. LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU NEXT YEAR.

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Plenty of opportunities for informal networking were built into the program

Conference Venue Recognized as Hong Kong's Leading International School by the Hong Kong Business magazine's High Flyers campaign for four years, the Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) is a non-profit school that provides a "throughtrain" education to students from Pre Reception (3 year olds) through to Grade 12 graduation. The school currently has just over 1800 students representing over 40 nationalities. Also considered as one of the leading schools in South East Asia, CDNIS is an IB World School fully authorized to deliver the International Baccalaureate's Diploma, Middle Years and Primary Years Programmes. The school is also authorized to grant credits toward completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), thus providing a "dual passport" for graduates to gain entry into top universities throughout the world. CDNIS is located on the south side of Hong Kong Island in Aberdeen overlooking the spectacular backdrop of the Lamma Channel and surrounding islands. Students are nurtured, inspired and challenged in an award-winning designed campus with superb facilities, including the spectacular 606-seat Leo Lee Arts Centre, which opened in May 2008.

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Logistics Catering A catering menu was created by the CDNIS in-school caterer, Compass Chartwells. The menu was developed with a wide range of visitors and potential dietary requirements in mind. Two special events were also organized for the conference; a Jumbo Restaurant chinese set menu which was offered to all conference attendees on Friday evening, and an optional Jaspas Junk cruise on the Saturday evening.

Transportation

Members of the Student Panel

The CDNIS in-school bussing contractor, Kwoon Chung Motors, was engaged for the transportation service for the conference. The conference hotel, Dorsett Regency in Kennedy Town, was included in one of the regular routes to and from the school, as well as our regular city stops (Admiralty MTR A and the DB Ferry Pier).

Accommodation In May 2012, the Dorsett Regency Hotel, Kennedy Town, was selected as the conference hotel. The hotel package of $1300/ night, inclusive of 10% service charge, included a fruit platter, newspaper, wi-fi as well as a free shuttle service to Macau and Airport Express.

The CDNIS Digital Ambassadors Team

Support Structures Digital Ambassadors Twelve students from the CDNIS Digital Ambassadors team provided various levels of technical and program support. One of the highlights of the conference was the student plenary discussion in which six students shared their perspectives on technology mediated learning. The ‘Genius Bar’ provided a place for questions and answers

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Sponsorship Thank you to the following companies for their time and sponsorship to help make the conference a success.

Marketing and Promotion Website The conference website was powered by Moodle and developed in cooperation with Pukunui Technology Hong Kong. Visit http://moodlemoot.hk/ for more information. Social Media Twitter was leveraged successfully at each stage of the conference for marketing, discussion and postconference feedback. The official the hashtag was #hkmoot12. Picasa Web was used as a repository for images from the conference. The Digital Ambassadors took photographs on iPad and email these directly to the web album. A moderator then filtered the images for appropriateness. UStream was used to ‘live stream’ and record the events scheduled in the LLAC. The recordings can be view at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hong-kong-moodlemoot-2012 T-Shirts Participants, student helpers and event organisers received a branded T-Shirt. The shirts were sponsored by Pearson Education and printed by Altitude Shirts.

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Faces of #hkmoot12

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Feedback Was This Your First Moodle Moot?

How Would You Rate the Standard of the Conference Program?

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Which Elements of the Program Did You Enjoy?

How Would You Rate the Venue & Facilities?

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How Would You Rate the Internet Access at the Venue?

How Would You Rate the Catering During the Moot? 0% 4%

27%

19%

Excellent Good Average Poor Very poor

50%

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Do You Think this Year's Ticket Price Provided Value for Money?

12%

Yes No

88%

Would You Attend the Moodle Moot Next Year?

8%

Yes No

92%

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What Is the One Thing You Would Like Improved?

Shorter breaks. I know they're great for networking but sometimes they were just too

I work in CPD, not in an international school the focus seemed very much on schools

long.

whereas Moodle is used in a huge variety of

A few more sessions directed towards administrators and the technical set-up of

different organisations. I'd also rather not have it on a Saturday.

Moodle would be great.

Consistent and reliable wireless internet access.

Less time for keynote speakers and more time

It might be nice to have more informal

for seminar sessions where we can put ideas to

discussions like the mashup. That didn't work

practical use. Perhaps a seminar for people who want one-to-one or small group help to

well, because many people didn't set up their accounts to access that part of the site. In

improve what they already do with Moodle.

general, the forums and attendee section could have been used better earlier.

The breaks were too long and it would have been nice if the individual presentations could

More sessions - smaller 'panel' discussions

have been repeated at least 1 time. I heard about great things going on but did not have a

focused on tighter interest groups

chance to see them because I was attending a different presentation. More workshops or repeat some so we can go to more.I missed a few because they were presented at the same time

Longer workshop sessions, more sessions. There was too much down time on both days, at one point I think we had nearly 2 hours for lunch. Even if it is informal some kind of event could have been planned - small group mashups again or volunteer demos of "my

The wifi at the school failed repeatedly, though not in each room. This was a significant issue.

favourite Moodle activity" for example.

I think if you could offer two tracks - one for

about theory (1st Keynote) was just

teachers another for the techies behind the scenes work would be very helpful.

overwhelming. We had Moodle beginners attend from our school, and they felt lost the

Internet speed The wifi connection. Disconnected several times in the Theatre (with my iPad). More time for the experience sharing and hands on practices.

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Please make it more practical. Lots of talk

whole time. Reliable wifi! Clearer schedule (times inaccurate on some schedules) Clearer indication of what each session was about and who it was appropriate for (beginner, intermediate, teachers, administrators).

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What Did You Enjoy Most?

Any Other Comments?

Networking and teachers sharing their use of Moodle, transportation and catering.

I really enjoyed the weekend, thank you!

Conversations with colleagues, the boat trip

subsequent Moot for sure. However, I wish it

was nice also.

had started Friday instead of Thursday. If school's in session there's a danger we can't

The various sessions. I was able to learn a lot from the sessions and can take them back to my school and implement elements. Student panel session was very good. We can know more about their views of using Moodle. Targeted workshops. Great sessions geared towards teaching & learning. Attending the stream sessions and listening to Martin Dougiamas. Learning new approaches to using Moodle and speaking to other users/educators. The Moodle Master Class beforehand. Meeting and talking with others. Having time to talk to other IT Facilitiators, seeing/hearing from techno-innovators. The sharing of ideas by teachers from around the globe. Learning new things with very good presenters, networking with others that use Moodle. Seeing how others are using Moodle in the classroom. The closing keynote by Mr Martin Dougiamas, sharing session by Michelle Lovett and student panel session.

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I enjoyed it a great deal and would attend a

get away to the Moot, especially if we are from out of town. This Moot could easily have been a weekend event. Thanks for organising. I'd love to come again. Too much down time. More workshops dealing with Moodle usage in specific curricular areas would be very useful. Please focus more on workshops and practical applications. Less on theory. It was great! I really enjoyed the event. Thank you for putting it on. More sharing from the Higher Education sector. Venue a bit difficult to access Excellent start. I would recommend this to any of our staff who are interested in learning more about Moodle. The time for each sessions is too short. Very well organized! The internet was really bad! I wanted to attend more than one session strand at times and it would have been great if you could run a session towards the end of the conference where people could vote for a repeat of one of the ones they missed.

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Thank You

The organizing committee wish to thank all delegates and support staff for their valuable contribution to the conference.

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