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Location: University of Canberra; Dates: 8-9 September, 2009

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Day 1

Day 1 on Moodleposium website

Day 1: Moodleposium Program

8:30 – 9:00

Registration and informal chat

9:00 – 9:15

Acknowledgement of Country
Dr Kay Price, Director, Ngunnawal Indigenous Higher Educational Centre

Official Welcome
Mr Andrew Barr, ACT Minister for Education & Training

9:15 – 10:15

Keynote: Moodleposium/2009/Kirkpatrick,
Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Quality
The Open University (UK)

10:15 – 10:30

Moderated Questions

10:35 – 11:05

Morning Tea and informal chat

Session 1 A
11:10 – 11:50

Building 2 Room B9

Panel: Lessons Learned
(80 minute discussion)

Panel leader:
Leonard Low, UC

Building 2 Room B7
Group work: Fairly Assessable?

Amanda Burrell, UC: Moodleposium/2009/Burrell

Building 2 Room B11

Using Moodle to support university wide communities

Peter Evans, USQ: Moodleposium/2009/Evans

Session 1 B
11:50 – 12:30

Panel continues…

Getting ‘them’ in and keeping ‘them’ talking

Tips & Tricks for using Online discussions and communities

Kerry Trabinger, CIT

Creative Moodling

Jordan Williams, UC: Moodleposium/2009/Williams

12:30 - 13:30


13:45 - 14:45

Keynote: Martin Dougiamas,
Founder and lead developer of Moodle: Moodleposium/2009/Dougiamas

14:45 - 15:15

Questions and/or discussion

15:15 - 15:35

Afternoon tea and informal chat

Session 2 A
15:40 - 16:20

Building 2 Room B9

The Moodle community as an Open Source development model, and implications for managing Moodle at an enterprise-wide level

Mark Drechsler & Steve Watt, NetSpot: Moodleposium/2009/DrechslerWatt

Building 2 Room B7
Communicate? How?

Julian Ridden

Building 2 Room B11

Hosting Enterprise Moodle for the university sector: A case study based approach

James Strong, NetSpot

Session 2 B
16:20 – 17:00

Management sharing and caring
Helen Carter: Moodleposium/2009/ArnoldChirnsideCarter

Creating and sustaining communities

Aliya Steed, ANU (Law)

Upgrade to Moodle 2: Technical issues

Martin Dougiamas, founder and lead developer of Moodle

Dinner: optional

There is no conference dinner, but a buffet for up to 60 people has been made an option. The cost is $35 for the buffet. Please book directly with the restaurant:

Pavilion on Northbourne
242 Northbourne Ave, Dickson
Phone: +61 2 6247 6888
Email reservations
(Quoting booking code: ACODE9)

Day 2 - Moodlepracticum

Day 2 on Moodleposium website

Day 2: Moodlepracticum Program

8:30 – 9:00

Coffee/tea available & Informal talk

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome and explanation of how the day will work

9:15 - 9:45

Great 10 minute snippets to share with all'

  1. Andrew Read: Glossaries
  2. Margaret Robson: CIT designs
  3. Minh-Tam Nguyen: More flexible MyMoodle page

9:45 – 10:45

Keynote:Julian Ridden: Beyond vanilla Moodle: Moodleposium/2009/Ridden

10:45 – 11:00

Questions and discussion on Julian's talk

11:00 – 11:30

Morning Tea

Session 1 A
11:30 – 12:00

Teaching 1
Building 2 Room B9

Lightwork: a Formative Assessment Tool useable with Moodle.

Presenter: Derek Chirnside, University of Canterbury, New Zealand: Moodleposium/2009/Chirnside

Teaching 2
Building 2 Room B

Languages template

Hugh Penniook, ANU

Building 2 Room B11

Glossaries, Databases & Wikis

A virtual session from Europe

Presenter: Dominique


Presenter: Kerry Trabinger with Thalia: Moodleposium/2009/Trabinger

Staff Training
<Building 2 Room B2

“Moodlising” staff: what worked for us

Sue Demoor & Alan Arnold, UC: Moodleposium/2009/ArnoldDemoor

Session 1 B
12:00 – 12:30

Utilising Web2: Tips & Techniques

Mark Drechsler, NetSpot

Moodle in Language Learning

Authentic activities to engage and motivate.

Grazia Scotellaro: Moodleposium/2009/Scotellaro

Moodle on the Move

Leonard Low: Moodleposium/2009/Low

Staff support site

Presenter: Marina Lobastov, ANU


Session 1 C
12:30 – 13:00


What’s the Risk?

Megan Poore, ANU

Avoiding the Scroll of Death

Un-Moodling the look and feel of Moodle

Mark Drechsler, NetSpot & Marina Lobastov, ANU

Rich Media ''''

Colin Simpson, CIT & Richard Blackwell, ANU: Moodleposium/2009/SimpsonBlackwell

Staff Support training

Peter Yates, ANU

13:00 – 14:00


Session 2
14:00 – 15:00

Teacher’s discussion on issues/wish list for future versions of moodle.
Building 2 Room B9

Session leaders:
Alan Arnold, UC

Technical discussion on Moodle 2.0 issues/wish list
Building 2 Room B11

Session leaders:
Minh-Tam, UC and Jaymie ANU

Staff training discussion on possible sharing network
Building 2 Room B2

Session leaders:
Marina Lobastov, ANU and Sue Demoor, UC

15:00 – 15:30

Afternoon tea

15:30 – 16:00

Great 10 minute snippets to share with all
Building 2 Room B9:

  1. Moodleposium/2009/Bacon: Audio: Matt Bacon, UC
  2. Moodleposium/2009/McKinnell: Dialogues: Graham McKinnell, UC
  3. Moodleposium/2009/Zhang: Moodle statistics: Felicia Zhang, UC

16:00 – 16:30

Conclusion, thanks, evaluation
Building 2 Room B9

Session notes

Click on hyperlinks above for abstracts/notes - or try the individual note-takers/reviewers below:

  1. User:James Neill/Moodleposium/2009
  2. jjfb-bennett
  3. Survived the Moodleposium