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1 Online Conference on Educational Technology by Educators for Educators August 23-25, 2013
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Dr. Hemlata ChariDr. Hemlata Chari works for the University of Mumbai. She completed my PhD from University of Alberta. She has hands on experience in MOODLE. Dr. Chari has attended MOODLE conference in Canada , completed a beginners course with Frances.

She is currently Deputy Director-Academic at IDOL-University of Mumbai. Her major role is design development and delivery of course materials. The first online course for M.A Education students in ICT.
Learning is continuous and she learns from students too.

Dr. Chari has had the privilige to be invited to online-Educa-Berlin by ICDE
I review conference papers for ODLAA & HERDSA.
Hands on Experience Blended learningThis workshop helps to understand in the delivery of online teaching using blended learning.
Spoken tutorial, using Camstudio and MOODLE along with screenshots and reflections
Technology Enhanced Learning8/23/20136AM
Elena GrigoroukElena Grigorouk has an MA. She has worked about 15 years as a teacher trainer in a methodical center in Solnechnogork. She has taught in Geneva, 4 years as a head teacher of the school and now she is a teacher in the lycee 1557 in Moscow, Zelenograd, Russia. She is very interested in e-learning and distant courses Learning in General EducationBlended learning in the school system in Russia. Blended learning8/23/20137 AM
Lenandlar Singh Lenandlar Singh is a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Guyana. He
has over 11 years experience teaching Computer Science and Management Information Systems
(MIS) at the Tertiary level, having commenced working at the University of Guyana on September 1,
2000. His research interest is in the areas of User Interface Design and Evaluation, Computer Science
Education, E-learning, and the Use of Social Networks in Education. Mr. Singh has supervised over 40
undergraduate computer science research projects and has examined and supervised 4 Masters
Thesis in Management Information Systems and ICTs in Education. He has presented over 15 papers
at conferences and other scholarly forums and has published 8 peer-reviewed journal article. He is
also the co-author of a book. His latest publications examine the Use of Social Networks in Education.He is also the Chief Examiner for CAPE Information Technology with the Caribbean
Examinations Council (CXC).
What do you do when there is no Moodle?While Learning Management Systems such as Moodle are now a major part of the common core of technologies used to support Higher Education delivery, some Universities are behind in their adoption and use of these technologies. This paper presents an examination of a Moodle-less environment: the University of Guyana. This account presented in this paper is two-fold: an account of the issues preventing the formal adoption of Moodle is discussed. Preliminary results suggest that the lack of a clear policy on technology integration and technical capacity are the main inhibitors. Further, an analysis of the use of alternative support technologies is presented. Evidence thus far suggests that a range of free Web 2.0 and Social Networking technologies are used to support the education process. The University Administration uses Social Networks for extensive communication with students while lecturers and students engage in teaching and learning activities ranging from informal communication to formal classroom discussions. Suggestions for developing technology capacity and adoption outline.Technology Enhanced Learning 8/25/20137 AM
Mark AdlerMark Adler has been the Paris-Bourbon County Library Director since December 2002. Mark returned to Kentucky from Blacksburg, Virginia, where he worked in the Computing Center at Virginia Tech.

Mark received a BA from Indiana University in 1990 and an MA from Indiana University in 1995. Mark received his MSLS from Clarion University in 1997.

Mark values face-to-face communication, preferring real-time, real life interactions. That stated, Mark is also intrigued by how the Internet and digital technology is shaping our lives. The Library embraces, introduces, and provides access to technologies to enhance the lives of the Library patrons. Mark is working on many tech-laden projects, including:

--Implementing a digital library that warehouses information about the history of Bourbon County and the surrounding areas

--Implementing a Moodle-based learning environment offering classes created by library staff and patrons

--Creating a Linux-driven, all open source audio/video recording studio allowing patrons to edit content and then store it on the Library's open source cloud

--Assisting a local private school implement an open source ILS automated system

--Creating a Raspberry Pi club/hacker space designed to support the development critical thinking skills to anyone aged eight (8) and over
Creating the Learning Commons: Moodle-Based, Community-Driven CoursesPublic libraries have been providing quality education and programming for many years. Unfortunately, many libraries have fallen behind the tech curve and are finding that many services they offer could potentially become obsolete. In order to avoid death by obsolesce, libraries will need to innovate and find new ways to offer meaningful services to an increasingly tech-savvy patron base.

A key mission component for most if not all public libraries is supporting lifelong learning. At the Paris-Bourbon County Library, we are working to embed this mission in an online learning system that will provide 24/7 access to quality course material, free of charge. Courses will be created not only by library staff, but also by members of the community. We will work to harvest the unique talents that our many community members have and thereby share those talents with all.

Maker-courses will be an initial focus of many of our offerings. Maker culture is extremely popular and a good number of people enjoy using their hands and minds with step-driven maker-scenarios. To support this, we are planning courses on a wide variety of topics, including making a photo optical theremin, making and baking cream puffs, creating a knitted scarf, and much more.

The majority of our courses will be heavily video-based (much like MOOC courses offered by the big three) and some will include assignments, the completion of which will be required to obtain a certificate. Members of the community will be encouraged (at least initially) through incentives to both take and create courses.
Case Studies on Moodle8/23/20138 AM,%20Community-Driven%20Courses&ah=1&sort=0
Sylvia GuinanSylvia Guinan is a professional English Language teacher, with a Degree in English literature, a higher Diploma in Education, and T.E.F.L qualifications.

She's been teaching English for eighteen years. Her teaching experience has been in Ireland, Greece , and online. She ran her own offline tutoring business for seven years before moving online to expand her horizons. She's been teaching English online for the past three years.

She specializes in exam preparation, and has had great success with students in Cambridge proficiency, Cambridge first certificate, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, MICHIGAN.

She also teaches business English online and has developed many creative ways to engage learners and prepare them for real life business situations.

Her brain-friendly approach to teaching means that she employs a diversity of creative techniques to make learning fun and effective. Creative thinking is something she fosters in all students, whether it’s for exams, business or general English.

From the backdrop of creative thinking and confidence –building, she gets students to express themselves in highly-focused yet
personalized ways, so as to achieve specific linguistic goals within a humanistic framework. Becoming fluent and articulate in a foreign language involves engaging the whole person, heart and mind. The psychology of learning is one of her pedagogical passions, and she uses knowledge in this area to develop memorization techniques and social and emotional learning experiences, to further the intellectual prowess of students.

She is moving slowly into teacher-training as she gets many requests from teachers in her personal learning network and hopes to develop this side of her business through future courses on WizIQ.

Apart from all that, she blogs about education on a number of websites, including WizIQ. She designs and develops brain-friendly learning materials, and is writing her first ELT books.

As she lives in Greece with my Greek husband and four bilingual children whom she teachers English. She has a great interest in bilingualism. She also teaches some local young learners, so this keeps her in touch with the creativity of children. Much of what works with children helps online adults too.

Teaching is not just a job for her, it's a way of life
Technology enhanced learningThis presentation will focus on brain-friendly learning methods, tools, environments and communities to enhance learning via technology.

It will cover diverse technological environments, such as the virtual classroom, LMS, social networking communities, and interactive platforms – and point out how they can be exploited to maximize learning.

It will focus on the psychology of community-based learning connectivity, and autonomous learning in the light of student resources, webquesting opportunities, sharing educational projects ,and collaborating via creative projects online.

It will move onto the limitations of non-technology based education, introduce reasons to adopt blended learning methodologies and brain-storm best practice ideas for this.

Finally, a list of sample educational tools will be shared and analysed based on how creatively they can engage learners, make course more dynamic, build up higher level thinking skills and increase memory and learner effectiveness.

Attendees will be invited to share their experience and knowledge throughout the presentation during each part being presented, as well as offer their own insights during the question and answer session.
Technology Enhanced Learning and Book Review8/23/20139 AM
Dr. Bob DiotaleviDr. Bob Diotalevi, Esq., LL.M., is Associate Professor of Legal Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. He has been a lawyer for twenty-eight (28) years as a member of the Massachusetts and Florida bars. He possesses four (4) degrees and has been internationally published. In 2009 Dr. Diotalevi had a book published. It is entitled, “The Florida Paralegal,” with Attorney William Statsky and published by Cengage Learning.

Dr. Diotalevi’s works have been published in SMU School of Law’s Computer Law Review and Technology Journal, The Paralegal Educator, The Journal of Paralegal Education and Practice, and The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. He also serves as an editor for The British Journal of Social Sciences of the British Association of Academic Research and The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. Dr. Diotalevi presents at national and regional law-related conferences as well as at various colleges and law schools around the country.
COPYRIGHT DOT COM: TEAHCING OLD DOGS NEW CLICKSCopyright law is at the forefront of the cyberspace debate.
The Internet was once a research project. Today it is the largest computer system in the universe. Also known as the net or cyberspace, this super highway to the stars offers a variety of useful information as one navigates down its ocean of URL’s, browsers and hyperlinks. With advanced technology comes new legal issues to battle.

I endeavor to explain the present laws regarding copyrights in cyberspace.
I hope that such will prove to be a resource and guide to those interested in traversing these navigable waters.
Legal issues8/23/201310 AM
Dr. Christel BroadyDr. Christel Broady she is an associate professor of graduate education and program director of the ESL teacher endorsement at Georgetown College where she has been teaching online since 1991. She developed and taught many ESL education courses, including ESL assessment and course in technology and digital learning. Dr. Broady’s professional leadership includes regional, state, national, and global positions, among them TESOL International chair of the EEIS, President of the Kentucky TESOL, NCATE/TESOL program reviewer nationally and for Kentucky.

Her list of publications and presentations is extensive and includes regional, national, and international talks, teacher professional developments, and workshops. Among many other honors, she was chosen as an affiliate’s best presenter at TESOL International. Professional honors she received over the past 20 years range from workplace service rewards at several institutions, professional recognition to multiple awards from KYTESOL and TESOL International, such as the TESOL International Leadership and Scott Enright Intersection Service award.

Dr. Broady is involved in multiple global collaborations in the creation and dissemination of knowledge across disciplines. She defines herself as: Teacher, Learner, Knowledge Curator, Edupreneur, Speaker, Trainer, Visionary, Writer, Motivator, Interdisciplinary Global Collaborator
Online Lehrerausbildung in den USA: Beispiel eines Programmes mit DiskussionDieser Vortrag stellt ein Lehrerausbildungsprogramm in den USA vor, das ausschliesslich online per Moodle abgehalten wird. Der Vortrag beschreibt, welche Faktoren fuer das Programmdesign ausschlaggebend sind in den Bereichen:

1. Studentenerwartungen
2. Erlaubnis ein solches Programm anbieten zu duerfen (Akreditation)
3. Landesvorschriften
4. Nationer Test
5. Institutionsregeln
6. Fachbereichsregeln
7. Pedagogische Erwaegungen des Professors
8. Moodle Klassenzimmer

Der Beschreibung folgt eine Diskussion ueber die Vor- und Nachteile dieses Programmes. Ausserdem ist Zeit fuer
Zuhoererfragen eingeplant, um eine interkontinentale Diskussion moeglich zu machen.

Die Rednerin ist in Deutschland beschult worden und hat die Ruhruniversitaet Bochum bis zum Ende des Grundstudiums besucht, gefolgt von dem Hauptstudium, Doktorat, und der Professorinnenkarriere in den USA.
Lehrerausbildung online mit MOODLE8/23/201311 AM
Jeff Cooper & David WekslerStarted teaching English and ESL in 1991. Facilitated Richmond High Students (of "Coach Carter" fame) international publication in 1996 using a new tool: the Internet. ("Building 21st Century Collaborative Learning Communities") gives further details on that accomplishment (and a few others). I volunteered over 40,000 hours between 1997 and 2013 at "Tapped In," (a professional educator's collaborative).Getting the Most Out of Teaching and Learning: Online Facilitation, Collaboration, Motivation and Validation in the 21st CenturyWhen do students learn language best? Everyone knows: when they're munchkin sized. However very few U.S. students get any foreign language experience until they're in 6th or 7th grade. Why not? Because they're not *mandates* or *standards*. Learn how to facilitate global collaboration, free online e-book creation for all students, e-portfolios, Google Education Classrooms, SmartBoard problem based learning, GPBL, and much more (educational support sites including Shmoop, Mathway, Funbrain).Online Facilitation8/23/201312 PM
Dr. Ebba OssiannilssonDr. Ossiannilsson is affiliated with Lund University, Sweden. Dr. Ossiannilsson earned her PhD from Oulu University, Finland, with research on international benchmarking, quality and quality enhancement on e-learning in Universities. Her research is in collaborative learning from the rhizome perspectives, and on challenges of creating and sharing cultures and innovative learning spaces. Ossiannilsson works at Lund Unviersity, Sweden and serve as a consultant and board member in national and international organizations within the areas of her research. She has a reputation in international benchmarking and quality of e-learning. She works on international and national MOOCs and OER-projects. Ossiannilsson is Dept. Director for epprobate, certified head reviewer and national partner in epprobate She is a Service development partner at OER Services Recently she has contributed to the Nordic Alliance for Open Education and the MOOC quality project by EFQUEL. She serves as Dept. Director for the Swedish Association for Distance Education

Mohamed Ahmed El-bahay, Mansoura University, Egypt

Mohamed A. Ahmed, from Egypt. MSc student at Education faculty, Benha University, Egypt, my research interests are E Learning quality Assurance and Learning management system. My other special focus is on Instructional design for E-Learning courses.
I have graduate from faculty of Education Al-Azhar University, Education Technology Department, 2005. Then I got a diploma of Education Technology, 2006, Then in Computer science diploma, 2006, I am involved in E-Learning for over 8 years
I am working in E-Learning center, Mansura University science 2007 as a senior and Team leader for the Instructional Design team till now, Also I am a coordinator for the E-Learning Magazine( It is the first E-Learning Magazine in the middle east), and certified head reviewer and national partner in epprobate
On the move: Mobile Learning Young people today are on the move as never ever, both physical, mentally and literally. They reason is the need to gain the knowledge and experience needed to increase their employability. The world is open as ever before and everyone has today the possibilities to learn everything from everywhere at any time.Mobile Learning8/23/201312 PM
Dr. Christel BroadyDr. Christel Broady is an associate professor of graduate education and program director of the ESL teacher endorsement at Georgetown College where she has been teaching online since 1991. She developed and taught many ESL education courses, including ESL assessment and course in technology and digital learning. Dr. Broady’s professional leadership includes regional, state, national, and global positions, among them TESOL International chair of the EEIS, President of the Kentucky TESOL, NCATE/TESOL program reviewer nationally and for Kentucky.

Her list of publications and presentations is extensive and includes regional, national, and international talks, teacher professional developments, and workshops. Among many other honors, she was chosen as an affiliate’s best presenter at TESOL International. Professional honors she received over the past 20 years range from workplace service rewards at several institutions, professional recognition to multiple awards from KYTESOL and TESOL International, such as the TESOL International Leadership and Scott Enright Intersection Service award.

Dr. Broady is involved in multiple global collaborations in the creation and dissemination of knowledge across disciplines. She defines herself as: Teacher, Learner, Knowledge Curator, Edupreneur, Speaker, Trainer, Visionary, Writer, Motivator, Interdisciplinary Global Collaborator
Effective Marketing of an Online Program With WEB 2.0. Tools: Building CapacityPlanning an effective online program is an intensive process. After conceptualization, permissions need to be received, policies need to be reviewed regarding accreditation rules, faculty need to be trained and/or hired, classes and syllabi developed, and more. So, now the program is ready to roll out but where do you find students? In many cases, funds are not available to engage in massive and professional marketing activities. So, where do you go from here? In this presentation, this question will be discussed. A model of an US program in graduate education will be presented. The delivery system is moodle. Further, detailed information will be provided on how to advertise and build program capacity for the long haul to assure a steady stream of students to keep the program profitable.Moodle in Higher Education 8/23/20131 PM
Gonzalo Samaniego Erazo Gonzalo Samaniego Erazo. Ingeniero en Electrónica y Computación, profesor de la Facultad de Informática y Electrónica de la Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo y de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación, Humanas y Tecnologías de la Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, en Riobamba, Ecuador. Actualmente becario de la Secretaria Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología del Ecuador para realizar estudios de Doctorado (PhD) en Tecnología Educativa: Elearning y Gestión del Conocimiento en la Universidad Rovira i Virgili. Master en Gestión Académica Universitaria por la Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo. Master en Comunicación Política, Institucional y Corporativa por la Universidad Rovira i Virgili. Master en Tecnología Educativa: Elearning y Gestión del Conocimiento por la Universidad Rovira i Virgili. Integrante del ARGET: Applied Research Group in Education and Technology (Ref. 2009SGR596) de la Universidad Rovira i Virgili. Interesado en temas de tecnología educativa, comunicación, elearning, educación superior, web 2.0, gestión del conocimiento. La tesis doctoral trata del análisis del uso de LMS (Moodle) en la educación superior.Los profesores y el uso de Moodle en la Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo (Ecuador): Un estudio de casos.El trabajo de investigación realizado en la Universidad Rovira i Virgili de Tarragona sobre el uso de Moodle en la Facultad de Informática y Electrónica (FIE) de la Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo (ESPOCH), localizada en Riobamba-Ecuador, trata sobre la relación existente entre los profesores y las aulas virtuales (Moodle), creadas por ellos como herramienta complementaria para la formación presencial en dicha unidad académica.
Se realiza un Estudio de Casos para analizar dieciséis aulas virtuales que corresponden a seis profesores de esta Facultad. La aproximación a esta investigación se realiza desde una perspectiva cuanti-cualitativa, este posicionamiento se asume tomando en cuenta la naturaleza del estudio a realizar. La metodología utilizada denominada 3EG( Encuestas, Entrevistas, Explotación de los registros “logs” de Moodle y Grupo de discusión), permite valorar cuantitativamente variables que responden a la caracterización de los profesores en relación al uso de las aulas virtuales en el contexto de la FIE. La investigación también es cualitativa, porque se utilizan métodos tales como encuestas, entrevistas y grupos de discusión para obtener una aproximación valedera del objeto de investigación.
Twining (2002), Marqués, Gisbert y Gimeno (2006), Johnson (2007), Cañada (2012), en la última década, determinan la importancia y el apoyo que las TIC dan al ámbito educativo, sin embargo, este argumento no ha encontrado hasta ahora un apoyo empírico suficiente ya que es extremadamente difícil establecer relaciones causales fiables entre el uso de las TIC y la mejora del aprendizaje en contextos en los que intervienen simultáneamente otros muchos factores. Esperamos que este aporte permita interpretar el uso que se da a Moodle desde la perspectiva del profesorado y permita mejorar la calidad del uso de este entorno virtual de aprendizaje.
Case Studies on Moodle8/23/20132 PMécnica+de+Chimborazo+%28Ecuador%29%3A+Un+est&iso=20130823T14&p1=250&ah=1
Dr. Anitha V. Devi Dr. V.Anitha Devi, Assistant Professor Sr.,English Division-1, School of Social Sciences and Languages, VIT University has implemented the English Language Laboratory, and a two credit lab course in the M.Tech programme. She has been adept in training teachers to use technology in language classes. She has done her research in CALL from Anna University. Organizing and participating in International Conferences, guiding researchers and writing articles on Web 2.0, Educational Psychology, Culture, Literature and CALL for journals are her recent fortes. She is an associate member and faculty coordinator of IEEE-PCS VIT Student’s Chapter.Importance of Digital Bloom's TaxonomyTeachers have been using the Internet as a resource for language activities for quite some time and many activities are evaluated with the purpose of improving the learning outcome. How far teachers have been able to expound the autonomy adopted to use web 2.0 tools in developing learning activities with specific learner outcomes and patterns of assessment has to be studied and recorded. Understanding the importance and relevance of Digital Bloom’s taxonomy in the light of existing infrastructure at the teacher’s institution, curriculum and assessment, and supportive mechanisms becomes crucial for educators and administrators. There seems to be a gap in the curriculum and the facilities that are available, yet few teachers use the latest technology in their class . This could be because of the changing interests of teachers who exercise teacher autonomy and encourage new ways of teaching English as a foreign and second language through web 2.0. This presentation will look at the importance of Digital Bloom’s Taxonomy for teachers, educators and administrators.

Bloom's Taxonomy8/23/20133 PM
John GravesPhD Student, AUT UniversitySlideSpeechA demonstration of SlideSpeechNew & Innovative Programs8/23/20134 PM
Lindsay BordonaroLindsay Bordonaro is a senior at Mount Saint Mary College. She will be graduating in December of 2013. Unfortunately the school is too small to have two graduations a year, therefore she will be walking in the spring of 2014. In the mean time, she will be working towards her masters in Literacy at Mount Saint Mary College. She is currently a History major and working towards certifications in General Education and Special Education. The reason Lindsay is here is because she was awarded a research opportunity this summer through Mount Saint Mary College, to inquire about the use of iPads in the classroom and how effective they actually are. Lindsay loves learning new things about technology and cannot wait to carry her research into student teaching!
iPadagogy: the Expanding Use of iPads in the Classroom The overarching goal of SURE 2013 is to explore the utilization of learning technology, specifically Web 2.0 and iPads, by teachers at the Elementary and Middle School levels. My partner Clarisa and I conducted a survey, interviewed classroom teachers, and analyzed data. My research will: plan for professional development programs for teachers, locate available grants for IT infrastructure and professional development, identify current technological needs in the classroom and the potential use of technology by the teachers. iPads8/23/20135 PM
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Kamani C. SamarasingheKamani C Samarasinghe is a Lecturer of the Faculty of Music at University of the Visual & Performing Arts, where she has been since 2006. She has received a BSc (2nd Upper) degree from University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka in 2001, and Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGIT) from the same university from 2004. She has obtained Master of Science in Computer Science from University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka in 2009. She is currently reading her MPhil at the University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka. Her research interests are Data mining, e learning, distance education and networking.
Incorporating E-Learning into performing art undergraduate education in Sri LankaThe industrial economy worldwide is driven by ICT, which uses computers to process analyze and communicate information in an increasingly efficient and effective way. E-learning is a kind of methodology which people can use to deliver the education. E-learning is now an essential component of education. E-Learning is the use of technology to enable people to learn anytime and anywhere.

Today technology increasing very fast and teaching is no longer restricted to face-to-face instruction. The purpose of this study is to use Moodle, a Learning Management System (LMS), in performing art undergraduate education and study the reasons and the motivation behind its use by the participants. Traditional instructional activities such as presenting information, managing course material, and collecting and evaluating student work, all was done using Moodle. "Learning Management System" designed to act as a focus for students learning activities and their management and facilitation, along with the provision of content and resources required to help make the activities successful.

Since performing art subjects are more practical oriented, the traditional classroom methodology is the most popular practice to deliver the educational content. The practical course load of a typical student’s track record (grade sheet) would show more than 75%. The combination of e-learning and face-to-face teaching increases accessibility, flexibility, and choices for interactivity. Hence e Learning can be used to provide learning opportunity outside the classroom as a self-learning methodology. The findings of this paper would be useful in making effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in performing art undergraduate education in Sri Lanka.

Research 8/24/20136 AM
Dr. Praveen. K. ChaurasiaDr. P. K. Chaurasia, has completed her doctorate in Mathematics and Since last 10 years working in National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), India. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has been working at the National level for the all-round improvement in the quality of school education. Since last five years for implementing technology interventions at School stage specially for Mathematics curriculum, she does experimentation and practicals with schools across India. Her area of Interest is Technology intervention in Mathematics Education, Mathematics and Harmonic Analysis.Dynamic Mathematics in a Dynamic Learning Environment- Integrating GeoGebra in MoodleIn a normal mathematics classroom, a teacher bases her teaching on a textbook, during half of each lesson she lectures (writing something on the blackboard etc.) and the rest of the lesson students are allowed to work individually in their note book, while she is available for answering questions. Assignments are given for home work. All students work through the book in the same pace. Some time teacher-made test, consisting of mixture of open-ended and multiple choice items, by which the teacher rates in order to monitor student progress. At the end of the year the learning of the textbook content be completed and students appear in a summative test to demonstrate their knowledge of the content. In such situation there are several ways for applying ICT. In a substitution method a teacher replaces some of the old technologies with ICT. For instance: the teacher may use PowerPoint for her lectures. Or she may allow her student to send their homework via e-mail to her. She even could present the tests electronically. Such ICT-scenario would not require much change and/or training. This may be called a cosmetic change: old wine in new bottles. There is a need to have a paradigm shift in teaching-learning situations through a transformational approach. Also, In NCF 2005, for teaching and learning of Mathematics following broad process perspectives has been recommended.
• Student Activity
• Multiple Representations
• Experimental and Guided Discovery Learning
In the transformational scenario, Mathematics specific software like GeoGebra, Cabri, winplot etc. can provide these opportunities to enhance learning by
• Visualizing-learners can “see” abstract concepts
• Representations-learners can make connections
• Experiments-learners can discover mathematics
At the same time the design and development of open source Virtual learning environment (VLE) Moodle is guided by a particular philosophy of learning, a way of thinking that may be referred as “Social constructionist pedagogy”. It refers four main concepts:
1. Constructivism- Users actively construct new knowledge as they interact with in this learning environment.
2. Constructionism- It asserts that learning is particularly effective when constructing something for other to experience.
3. Social Constructivism- This extends the above ideas into a social group constructing things for one another, collaboratively creating a small culture of shared artifacts with shared meaning.
4. Connected and separate- This idea looks deeper into the motivations of individuals within a discussion.
So keeping this vision in focus, we have integrated Moodle with GeoGebra by developing GeoGebra quiz Plugin for Moodle. We have also explored several other filters of Moodle which can help to generate interactive Dynamic Mathematics course with Moodle. In this article we will discuss the impact and utility of dynamic mathematics in the dynamic learning environment.
Moodle in K-128/24/20137 AM
Dan McGuireDan McGuire leads the Augsburg IT Academic Liaisons team and the Center for Teaching and Learning Course Design Consultants group supporting faculty at Augsburg as all Graduate and Weekend College courses are transitioned to a Hybrid model.

Helped pioneer the use of Moodle as a blended instructional tool and as a staff development process and tool.

Articulate presenter on technology integration in professional venues . Writing on technology integration practices has garnered national and international recognition. Represented user groups (teachers) as co-chair of District Technology Advisory Committee. Collaborates in problem solving and system development as Co-Manager of Minnesota Moodle Users Group.

Extensive early career success in business creating new products and services and helping others be successful using and creating new products and services. Work included: opening a successful telecom market in China, created two new branches for a national telecom vendor, and assisted in starting two new companies in emerging micro-computer industry.
Transitioning to Hybrid Teaching and LearningAugsburg College is moving over 400 F2F courses to a hybrid model for the Fall 2013-2014 semester. Augsburg is making this bold move to increase student engagement and enhance learning opportunities for all weekend college undergraduate and all graduate and professional courses. The Hybrid delivery model will offer new opportunities to overcome the limitations of the current schedule, better enable compliance with federal credit guidelines, and increase student contact with the instructor, their fellow students, and with the course content.

Attendees will take away Augsburg’s experience of developing faculty professional development to accomplish the transition, its inclusion of library staff and resources into the new hybrid model, the extensive work plan of the IT academic services staff, and the attention to accessibility for all learners in the new model. Augsburg uses Moodle, Adobe Connect, VoiceThread and Qualtrics in its hybrid model.
Instruction and Learning with Moodle8/24/20138 AM
Dr. Revathi ViswanathanDr. Revathi Viswanathan has been working as Professor of English in B.S.Abdur Rahman University. Teaching technical and business English to tertiary level students. Guiding PhD candidates relating to the use of technology in the language classroom. Like to conduct projects and share those experiences in conferences. Have presented in national and international conferences. Have authored three books and a few articles in refereed journals.Use of Mobile Devices for Promoting Language Training at the Tertiary Level.
Language teachers at all levels have to facilitate learning among students with the help of various tools. Teachers who are comfortable in using advanced technological tools, offer training through various Web 2.0 tools like Blog, Podcasts, Wiki and Mobile devices, to list a few. Recently the presenter conducted a study with tertiary level students, in which she offered training in Business English with the help of mobile devices. In this presentation, the presenter would elaborately discuss her findings.Technology Enhanced Learning8/24/20139 AM
Dr. Rachel SaleDr. Rachel Sale is the Director of the Lincoln University Center for Teaching and Learning. She has a PhD in Education with a specialty in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University. In her time at Lincoln University, she has been instrumental in growing the online programs by designing courses, training faculty, and implementing a Quality Matters program across the campus. Outside the classroom, Dr. Sale is an avid cross country motorcycle rider and potter.Engaging Peer Reviews Using the Moodle Workshop ActivityThe Moodle Workshop Activity offers an instructor many different ways to effectively manage and assess a peer review activity whether you are teaching online or using Moodle to enhance your face to face class. This presentation will look at some of the common settings that an instructor might want to use. In addition, we will look at the different options for assessment within the peer review process and examine how the grades appear for students when they look in the grade book. The demonstration activity will include how to set up a basic rubric for student peer reviewers to use.Technology Enhanced Learning8/24/201310 AM
Jonathan DiesendruckJonathan Diesendruck is an experienced international professional in the field of educational technology since 1987. Among the major positions he has held:
Edunetics/Steck Vaughn (1991-1999) – marketed multimedia educational products to the K-12 market in Science and Mathematics to Europe and Asia
Q Group (1999-2008) – marketed English language learning solutions to the K-12, College and University market to Asia and India.
Intelitek (2008-2011) – marketed vocational training software and hardware (robotics, CNC, advanced manufacturing) to India and the Middle East

He has been working at Burlington English (2011-present) – market English language learning solutions to Corporate, College, and Vocational Training to Asia, India and the Middle East.

He has worked with most of the large publishers from the US and UK as director or VP and manager of sales and distribution networks. He has also worked as an English and Computer Science instructor.
Innovative way to learn and improve spoken and written language skills fully online and in blended learning In this session you will learn about an innovative blended and fully program for English language learning from Burlington Education Ltd, a privately-owned corporation and its group subsidiaries and associated companies, employs more than 300 people and has over 30 years of experience publishing English Language Teaching (ELT) materials. The Burlington Group, one of the world’s leading ELT publishers, specialises in market-specific publications and competes with the world’s largest ELT publishers, such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Pearson, Cengage, McGraw-Hill and Macmillan. The Group operates extensive international research and development centres, as well as global marketing, warehousing and distribution facilities. Over 2,000,000 students study English from Burlington’s course-books, multimedia programs, and speech-training software.

BurlingtonEnglish® is the Group’s online English-teaching platform. Our cutting-edge technologies offer workplace and adult literacy programmes, colleges, universities and schools the most advanced online solution in the world for learning English. A turnkey blended-learning curriculum provides general language learning programmes, and sector-specific ESP courses which allow students to learn the English necessary for their chosen careers. The innovative speech-processing technology and blended learning approach offer an enhanced, personalised and effective learning experience for students. An integrated and flexible Learning Management System provides administrators, teachers and trainers with real-time data which allows them to track and support learners’ progress.
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Burlington ELT materials, including printed books, digital books, multimedia and speech-training software are in use in tens of thousands of institutions across Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Italy and throughout the Middle East. In recent years, the Group has entered new markets such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Russia, India and China, where public and private institutions and training organisations are successfully using Burlington as their English programme of choice.

Burlington is the #1 publisher in the Bachillerato Market in Spain, and constitutes 51% of this market. Over 350,000 students in the Bachillerato system in Spain have used the Burlington SpeechTrainer®.
Blended & Fully Online Learning8/24/201311 AM
Dr. Cheryl LentzDr. Cheryl Lentz, DM, MSIR, is the multi award winning publisher of the internationally acclaimed series, The Refractive Thinker®-a collaboration of more than 80 contributing doctoral scholars from around the world. As President of The Lentz Leadership Institute, she is dedicated to publishing exceptional dissertation research. She is also a 16-time award winning author known globally for her writings as an authority on leadership, critical and refractive thinking, as well as an educator integrating emerging technology as part of her teachings in her ground breaking book: Technology That Tutors: 7 Ways to Save Time Using the Blog as a Teaching Tool. As an accomplished university professor, speaker, editor, and consultant, she is a highly sought after expert in teaching thousands to apply critical thinking skills to problem solve in record time. Join Dr. Cheryl as she offers proven strategies to shorten your learning curve to think beyond limits when facing problems in your personal and professional settings. Learn to fail faster to succeed sooner using proven skills to move you forward more effectively through individual coaching, Tele Seminars, and online classes using The WRIST Method. Invite Dr. Cheryl to make an impact at your next event!

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What if you could think like Einstein? Learn the Wrist Method by Dr. Cheryl LentzTo change your thinking, simply remember that help is at the end of your WRIST [W-R-I-S-T: Words, Rules, Imagination, Space, and Tools]. This presentation discusses the ability to learn how to fail faster to succeed sooner by using the Wrist Method for more effective Critical Thinking and learning.New & Innovative Programs8/24/201312 PM
Dr. Nancy ZingroneNancy L. Zingrone, PhD, is a WizIQ Premium teacher, a WizIQ blogger, an online teacher, and sometime volunteer co-facilitator in the Moodle training courses on Dr. Nellie Deutsch's She has done personality and individual difference research for over 20 years, published over 30 academic articles, and has been a director of academic affairs for an online graduate school in transpersonal psychology.Designing and Conducting Moodle Training Skill Courses for Graduate FacultyThe presentation will bring together the presenter's personal experience with training both eager and reluctant graduate faculty in Moodle skills and online teaching with the current wisdom about how best to approach long-time face to face or even long-time correspondence school/mentoring faculty who are fearful or dismissive of teacher training.Moodle in Higher Education8/24/20131 PM
Halina Ostańkowicz-BazanSenior Lecturer at Wroclaw University of Technology, Foreign Languages Department and Department of Polish for Foreigners, since 1976. Education - University of Wroclaw Poland, Philology, Linguistics Jul 1974
M.A. thesis Efficiency of Polish Phonological Systems, the work was written under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Hab. Jerzy Woronczak.
Effectiveness of Polish phonological and phonemic structure: evaluation of the Excellent.
In 1979 I started PhD thesis on; Theoretical ground rules of the stages of effective communication. I had not finished my project.
July 1994 - Exam Proficiency British Consul;
June 1995 - diploma of the Polish-American Postgraduate Study of Communication in organization and management, organized by the University, Wroclaw Polytechnics, University of Wroclaw and the Central Connecticut State University.
I am a teacher from Poland. I teach Polish as a second language and English.
I also conduct lectures in English on Polish History and Culture for students from all over the world
Now I am learning how to teach using new technologies and I am looking for some inspiration. I have been fascinated by WizIQ since I found the Platform.
In addition to this, I think talking about Culture and Cultural Differences very interesting. I also consider that teaching language using songs is a powerful and enjoyable way of improving communication skills.
Now I want to improve my teaching/learning skills.
For me, to be an active learner means searching for updated information about different ways of understanding problems or issues, in order to improve my skills and teaching methods.
As for my students, I talk them into active studying as well as being in charge of their own learning.
Who do you study for? – is my direct question.
My approach is to involve learners in all kinds of activities, which should be done consciously; students need to be aware of the problems they face.
I find Virtual Classes very exciting and challenging, they make attendees feel like having a real meetings and discussion. Visual quality and non-verbal communication tools, you can share with attendees are particularly significant.
Moreover an opportunity to communicate online with people from around the world is an overwhelming experience as well as chances to associate for teaching and learning. Chance to meet people from the entire Globe is one of the reasons I appreciate online communication, very much.
This is my question…….
Online education will continue to develop, but classroom teaching will also continue on improving at the same pace.
When, Where, How, Why...?
Active learning is an important segment of online learning.
Students need to be very engaged in the content, with each other, and with the teacher.
We are all aware of the obvious fact that blended learning takes time for both the instructor and learner.
Reflective Practice8/24/20132 PM…&iso=20130824T14&p1=250&ah=1
Dr. Michael EdelsteinMichael R. Edelstein, Ph.D. (SUNY Buffalo, Social Psychology, 1975) is Professor of Environmental Psychology in the Environmental and Sustainability programs at Ramapo College of New Jersey. His work focuses on the social and psychological impacts of environmental contamination and undesired environmental change and the steps needed to redirect toward a sustainable society. Books include Contaminated Communities: Coping with Residential Toxic Exposure, 2nd Edition (Westview 2004), the co-authored Radon’s Deadly Daughters: Science, Environmental Policy and the Politics of Risk (Rowman Littlefield, 1998), and the co-edited Cultures of Contamination: Legacies of Pollution in Russia and the United States (Elsevier 2007) and Disaster By Design: The Aral Sea and Its Lessons for Sustainability (Emerald, 2012). He is currently writing a book on World Sustainability. Dr. Edelstein has frequently been called upon to give his expert opinion in toxic tort litigation and environmental administrative hearings. Recent work has been on the community impacts of oil and gas development in Alberta, Canada, impacts to Native Americans and others from a restart of uranium mining in New Mexico and environmental justice impacts from reauthorizing the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. Dr. Edelstein is founding president of Orange Environment, Inc., an organization that has spent more then thirty years protecting the integrity of place of the Orange County, New York region while promoting the sustainability of its communities.Bringing Sustainability On Line: Learning to Engage the Future through On-line Education.The effort to create a sustainable future requires substantial learning, unlearning and relearning. People must not only understand the need for change but themselves engage in creating a working alternative future. The presenter has pursued this educational mission for more than forty years. In the past five years, he has moved beyond using Moodle or another LMS as a paperless hub for face-to-face teaching to teaching online two of his mainstay courses: World Sustainability and Environmental Psychology. Both have substantial experiential components and require group collaboration. Teaching is primarily asynchronous. This presentation will introduce both courses, their pedagogical design, their online structure and indications of learning outcomes. The potential for using this approach both in higher education and for global collaborative learning is discussed.teaching sustainability on Moodle8/24/20133 PM
Dr. Ludmila SmirnovaDr. Ludmila Smirnova is an educator of educators who made the transition from the Russian study of pedagogy to the American educational system. She is professor of education at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. She has become a central player in the emerging field of educational applications for Web 2.0, including the integration of Moodle as a college LMS and using SMART technologies in training pre- and in-service teachers. She is a partner in the IT4ALL Moodle workshop series, known for its global educational outreach. She has been presenting locally and internationally on the topics of Web 2.0, effective course design using Moodle, Edmodo, etc.Godzilla vs Komodo or Moodle vs Edmodo vs ?: Monsters to Take Over the Educational UniverseLearning Management Systems (LMS) have been around for a while, and have been widely used for distance education for many years in higher education. webCT, Blackboard, Angel, Desire2Learn, etc. and lately Moodle are the most popular in the higher education institutions.
More recently LMSs have found their way into K-12 schools, to be used in conjunction with face-to-face teaching, providing a ‘blended’ online component within the regular curriculum. A relatively new category in this space is the ‘Social Networking for Schools’ platform, built around the same model as popular on-line social networks. Edmodo is one of them. More LMSs appear in the educational technology market. Which of them will survive? Which of them will take over the educational universe? The presenter will share her experience with both platforms and discuss her insights on the more educationally preferable LMS.
Moodle Compared to other LMSs8/24/20134 PM
Matt PurlandMatt Purland is a lecturer in English Language. He has a BA Honours
degree in Drama from the University of Wales and a Postgraduate
Certificate in Further Education from the University of Derby. He has
written more than 2,000 photocopiable worksheets for learning English, as well as fourteen books. In 2002 he launched English,
which has become a hugely popular English language learning
resource website.
Learn to Teach English without a Course Book
Discover how you can teach English without a course book in any environment - school, workplace, home, or online. Forget photocopying hand-outs and cast aside your course books! I will demonstrate You Are The Course Book Method, where your students become the main resource, going from passive consumers to active producers of content.
New & Innovative Programs 8/24/20135 PM
PresenterAbout the PresenterTitle of Presentation Description of the PresentationTopic TrackDateTIME
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Cheeli Bhagya PrabhashiniQUALIFICATIONS:
1. Academic Qualifications- M.Sc. & M.A.
2. Pedagogical Qualifications-B.Ed. & M.Ed.
3. Computer Qualifications-CALL & E-Learning
4. Diplomas- PGDEM & ELT
1. Experience in teaching English and Science asTeacher, Lecturer, Teacher Educator, Girls Development Officer, Resource Person, Training Co-ordinator,and Instructor
2. 8 years IELTS online teaching experience
1. Computational Linguistics
2. Semantics
3. Stylistics
4.. Anything related to e-study
Present Work Place : Jazan University, Saudi Arabia
CONFERENCES : Three papers were published in International Conferences and I was one of the presenters at Moodlemoot conference-2012.
The reflection of interactive e-portfolios in support of lifelong learningTo endeavor to make clear the proof of online professional presence by means of e-portfolios, which are like a bridge between the composers and the viewers. Explanation of e-portfolios in various universities and kinds of e-portfolios and its pros and cons. How these are beneficial to the graduate students, faculty, and administration in performing several roles, also added. The presentation gives a comprehensive perspective of e-portfolios and its composition and sources.E-portfolios8/25/20136AM
Nitin JainNitin works as a Project Manager for open-source technologies and e-Learning Portals.

Working on Moodle for more than 3 years thats includes Management, Administration, Consultancy, Development/Customization, Trainings, Support, etc.

He has also developed some very advanced plugins for Moodle which automates and simplifies lot of time taking and day to day tasks e.g. Customized reporting, students participation tracking, automatic notification system with sms and emails.

Regularly contributing to Moodle community with my new developments. Here is a theme he has contributed being on No.1 on
MooARPT - Moodle Advanced Reporting and Participation Tracking Tool - A reporting, tracking tool for teachers, administrators and organizationsIn terms of reporting functionality, Moodle provides various types of reports e.g. Activity Report, Logs, Live Logs, Stats but there always been a demand for more robust, advanced, and user friendly reporting functionalities., There is not much available for participation and non-participation tracking except activity completion status, but this is not very comprehensive. This paper presents a Moodle Plugin which provides a very advanced and easy reporting functionality and also tracks student’s participation/non-participation through an integrated email/sms engine. MooARPT provides us site-level reports as well as course level reports for all/selected activities/courses, which can be also very easily exported into excel. The plugin can be very help for teachers/admins managing large number of course and students. I also see huge importance of this plugin at organization/institutional level because its gives very well formatted reports about one/all student’s participation/progress/status in a given time period for all or selected courses. These reports can be used for various purposes e.g. annual reports, fund generation based on high participation by student, success reports, use cases, case studies, and for various other analyses etc.Moodle Plugins, Modules8/25/20137AM
Victoria RomanoVictoria Romano has been teaching at both the college and elementary level for over 20 years. She has her BA in Psychology from Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. Her MEd is from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana concentrating in Curriculum, Technology and Education Reform. Her publications include; "'Allegheny College.' Green Education: An A-to-Z Guide." Schroth, S.T., Romano, V.M. SAGE Publications. 21 Jul. 2011 and "If You Build It They Will Come: Advancing Gifted Education Through Advocacy." Schroth, S.T., Helfer, J.A., Romano, V.M., Gonshorek, D.O., and Johnson, C.E. Illinois Association for Gifted Children Journal 10 (2010): 10-18.
Victoria concentrates her work now as a moodle administrator and instructional designer. She is now working on a Certificate/Master in online teaching from ION, Illinois Online Network.
LMS Options: Comparing moodle to other LMS tools (Edmodo, Coursesites and Schoology)An overview of moodle , Edmodo, Coursesites and Schoology will be presented for participants to understand the capabilities and availability of these learning management systems.Moodle Compared to other LMSs8/25/20138 AM
Dr. Nellie DeutschDr. Nellie Deutsch is leader and mentor to teachers worldwide. She’s a moderator, researcher, writer, speaker, English language teacher (EFL), faculty at Atlantic University Masters of Arts in Transpersonal and leadership studies, leads online and face-to-face conferences, and an online teacher at WizIQ. Nellie is a Reiki practitioner and relationship-based consultant. Nellie provides consultation on Moodle (course and learning management system) and WizIQ. Nellie is the founder of IT4ALL community of educators, Connecting Online and MoodleMoot virtual conferences. She’s on the steering committee of TESOL CALL-IS and the program coordinator at WAOE (World Association of Online Education).

Nellie has been teaching English to speakers of other languages (EFL) since the mid 70s. She has been integrating technology (computer assisted language learning or CALL) into her classes since the mid 90s. Dr. Deutsch earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix online with 3 face-to-face residencies in Atlanta, Georgia and Arlington, Virginia. Her dissertation research (available on ProQuest, Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with implementing technology in blended learning courses in higher education around the world. Dr. Deutsch is internationally known as a transformative leader, community builder, an expert in educational technology, coordinator of online professional development courses, and mentor to educators worldwide.

Dr. Deutsch is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an online informal network that provides free and low-cost professional development workshops for educators around the world. Dr. Deutsch is also founder and current coordinator of the annual Connecting Online (CO09-CO13) for Instruction and Learning and Moodlemoot (MMVC11- MMVC13) free online conferences supported by WizIQ education online. Dr. Deutsch has provided consultation and face-to-face and online workshops on how to integrate Moodle, WizIQ, and other learning environments for fully online and blended learning environments at conferences, universities and other organizations. She has organized the first Moodle MOOC in the world in June 2013. She worked as a consultant for Open University of Israel and, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Atlantic University, and Otago Polytechnic (New Zealand) in designing and facilitating online workshops on how to create Open Education Resources on the use Mediawiki, and on Moodle for teachers (M4T) and Moodle for teacher administrators (M4TA).

Dr. Deutsch follows a relationship-based collaborative active learning approach to instruction and learning. Her experiential humanitarian approach to instruction and learning has earned her the respect of educators around the globe and attracted her to healthy living and healing. She's an accredited PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), conflict resolution, and Reiki practitioner. She practices and teaches Mindfulness Meditation and the Alexander Technique.

Dr. Deutsch has written book chapters on the use of technology and research (Cases in Online Interviews and Education for a Digital World 2.0: Innovations in Education (edition 2) published by the BC Ministry of Education and OpenSchool BC in July 2011) and has peer-reviewed articles, proposals for conferences, and books on technology enhanced learning. She also edits books on Moodle. She reviews proposals for the International Leadership Association (ILA), TESOL conferences, EdMedia, Immersive Education (iED), World Association for Online Education (WAOE), and other organizations.

Dr. Deutsch volunteers a great deal of her time to mentoring teachers on how to improve instruction and learning. She mentors educators on how to integrate technology into blended, the flipped class, and fully online programs. She is on the steering committee for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Computer Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS). She is also on the board of directors for the World Association for Online Education (WAOE) as the program coordinator. She promotes free online education worldwide by providing free professional development courses to educators in Africa and underdeveloped countries. Dr. Deutsch facilitated courses on Wikieducator to promote free Open Education Resources (OER). She was the first appointed officer, secretary and an elected member of the steering committee on Wikieducator until 2009. She is still involved in Wikieducator with Dr. Ramesh Sharma in nominating the User Page Expo (UPE) of the month.

Dr. Deutsch has presented on technology enhanced learning and educational leadership at conferences in the United States and virtually around the world. Nellie organized and chaired a panel discussion on the merits and challenges of integrating technology into the classroom at the International Leadership Association (ILA) in London, in 2011. She also participated in a panel discussion on cultural diversity in the English classroom and how Moodle can be used for intercultural projects at TESOL 2012. Nellie also facilitated Moodle for Teachers (M4T) workshops at the TESOL 2011 in New Orleans and at TESOL 2012 in Philadelphia, at TESOL 2013 in Dallas, at EdMedia in Denver, 2012 and at the EdMedia conference in Victoria in 2013. In fact, Nellie was an invited guest at the annual leadership convention at Atlantic University at the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment in the fall of 2012. She conducted workshops on mindfulness practice, authenticity and leadership, and gave a guided meditation practice on mindfulness.

Dr. Deutsch presents and conducts workshops on Moodle and WizIQ both online and around the globe. She is giving a workshop on Moodle at an English language school in Paraguay in August 2013. Dr. Deutsch is available for consultation and to conduct professional development workshops at your organization.

WizIQ on MoodleTeaching Blended Online Learning (BOL) using Moodle & WizIQWizIQ on Moodle8/25/20139 AM
Vance StevensVance is a teacher of ESOL who has been active in CALL, what now now calls SMALL (social media assisted language learning) for a few decades now. He also coordinates the PLN / Community of Practice Webheads in Action, and has organized the weekly seminar series since 2010. He links his blogs from and His list of publications at Vance is passionate about learning from colleagues through building and facilitating spaces where everyone learns.Learning2gether about everythingWe are in a paradigm shift where ongoing learning is moving from the scarcity of what many of us could once only find through degree programs and flying off to international conference, to the over-abundance of what is available online through MOOCs and webinars and countless online events and communities. This abundance caters to all learning styles, the only seeming limitation being what we can steer our way and then filter so that we can make some sense of the most useful water droplets streaming from the fire hose. What is abundantly possible is limited only by scarcities in time, energy, and attention.

Learning2gether tries to keep a finger on the pulse of some of this activity. In so doing we connect with other networks and communities of networks, including the ones putting on this online event. This presentation will connect with others in these networks and discuss some of the balances of abundance and scarcity that enhance and limit the opportunities we are now finding online.
Reflective Practice8/25/201310 AM
Ali TalaeizadehOver the last 12 years, Ali Talaeizadeh has been teaching English to a different array of students ranging from kids to adults. Since he was introduced to Moodle in 2011, he has also benefitted from the LMS to improve his job over the web. A common cooperation in the field by Mr Shahrokni, TESL-EJ cheif submission editor which resulted in a paper known as Spectacle of Clicks. Spectacle of clicks: Logs from MOODLEThis presentation attempts to analyze the system logs from a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) courseware, MOODLE, and investigate the participant online clicking patterns as engaged in different learning tasks.Action Research Projects on Moodle 8/25/201311 AM
Dr. Ramesh SharmaDr. Ramesh Sharma is Regional Director, Indira Gandhi National Open University, IndiaOnline Certification of Skill Acquired: Digital BadgesThis presentation will discuss on the recognition of skills acquired for an activity and award of a digital badge. Digital badges are gaining popularity since their introduction of Open Badges by Mozilla which are projected to be a new online standard to recognize and verify learning. Any organization can use to create, issue and verify digital badges. In this presentation we will discuss how badges can be awarded in Moodle Learning Management System.Digital Badges8/25/201312 PM
Janvier NkurunzizaJanvier Nkurunziza is a language teacher and student in the UK(MA TESOL and Technology,University of Manchester). Originally, He's from Burundi in Central Africa.
He has successfully completed Moodle courses by Dr. Nellie Deutsch(Moodle for teachers, beginner to advanced levels).
Over the past three years, , He has been involved in a few teacher training projects as a trainer at four universities in Burundi, Congo Democratic Republic and Rwanda. In those institutions, he has trained instructors to design, develop, and implement courses in Moodle (English and French). He would like to present a research study done as a result of the training and share his experience with others so we can learn from each other as a community
Can Moodle be a viable tool to educate the masses in Africa?This research study aims to inform and persuade stakeholders in Africa to support instructors by meeting their online basic needs so they develop blended online courses because online teaching should not be done in isolation. The research,carried out from 2010 to 2013, is concerned with teacher professional development in four institutions in Africa (Burundi, Rwanda, and Congo Democratic Republic). However, it will focus on one higher education institution, a teacher training institute, where instructors have been successfully trained on how to constructively create,develop, and manage online courses in Moodle but, after the training, failed to further develop the skills and knowledge they have gained.

Firstly, the study will use instructors’ personal experience including challenges they have faced . It will then recommend a blended learning (BL) approach (combination of face-to-face with online instruction and learning via Moodle) because of its potential to develop learning and teaching beyond the classroom. Finally, it will make suggestions to stakeholders as to what they need to put in place to support instructors and learners with a view to adopt BL, a growing model of teaching and learning across the world.

Key words:Blended Learning, Constructivism,Continuous Professional Development in Africa, Higher Education,Online Learning in Africa.
Instruction and Learning with Moodle8/25/20131 PM
Mary CoochA teacher for 28 years at Our Lady's Catholic High School Preston NW England, Mary has been using Moodle with 9 - 16 year olds in Modern Foreign Languages, Geography and IT since 2006. The author of Moodle for Teaching 7 -1 4 Year Olds and Moodle 2 First Look (the first ever book on Moodle 2) Mary now works for Moodle as Documentation Fairy, helping Moodle Community Manager Helen Foster keep the documentation up to date for every Moodle version, curate the forums and bridge the gap between teachers and developers.A Brief Tour of Mount Orange High School -an international Moodle SchoolOne drawback of Virtual Learning Environments like Moodle is that because of student privacy issues you can't easily go in and take a look around. Mount Orange is Moodle's response to this: it's a real Moodle site with real courses for students aged 8 to 18 with real student data and real (fake) students and teachers. And the school is open to anyone! This presentation will take you on a tour of the school, introduce you to some of the staff and students ,show you the latest Moodle features, how Moodle is used in different subjects and hopefully encourage you to encourage others to go and pay us a visit!Moodle in K-128/25/20132 PM
Dr. Luis MolinaDr. Luis Molina Almanza is Bachelor in Business Administration degree from the National University of Callao, Bachelor of Education National University of Education Enrique Guzmán y Valle, Graduated in Law and Political Science at the National University of San Marcos. A graduate of the Master of Educational Management University Teaching and Alas Peruanas University, also has a Masters in Educational Management at the National University of Education Enrique Guzmán y Valle and Doctorate in Education from the Alas Peruanas University. He has completed the Diploma in Open and Distance Education., and the Diploma in Governance at the Institute of Government.
He was coordinator of the School of Professional Academic and International Business Administration in distance learning and is the current head of Accreditation in the distance mode.
Development research on student and teacher profiles in distance learning and distance education in the native language Quechua. Currently investigating the use of cell phones and mobile technology in the teaching process.
The use of cell phones and mobile technology in the teaching process.Distance education in Peru has evolved from models applied in correspondence that there was no communication between the teacher and the student or in which the communication was asynchronous, to a model based on synchronous communication through the use of conference and online communication
This study analyzes the influence of the characteristics of the equipment and connectivity for synchronous communication through Blackboard Collaborate conference Web Conference.
The research was conducted on a sample of 237 students in the first semester of study at the School of Management and International Business from the University Alas Peruanas, who continue their education in the distance mode, the students in the sample are located in 47 locations scattered level throughout the country (Peru-South America)
For data collection were used electronic forms that allowed collecting information and validate student data including filter and discard questions.
The studies focused on identifying what the impact of the use of cell phones and mobile devices by students in the teaching process.
iPads & iPhone and Learning8/25/20133 PM
Jason R. Levine. Jason R Levine (Jase, for short) has fifteen years of experience in ELT as a teacher, teacher trainer, and materials writer. He the creator of ColloLearn, an approach to English language learning based on the songs he writes and performs as Fluency MC.

Jase is Ambassador and Knowledge Entertainer at where he trains English Language teachers in virtual classrooms. He also teaches in the MA TESOL program at the New School in New York City and writes songs and chants for several publishers, including Oxford University Press. He is chair-elect of the TESOL Interest Group Video and Digital Media and works as an English Specialist for the U.S. Department of State.

After earning an MA in TESOL from Hunter College in 1999, Jase taught at several schools before becoming the director of curriculum development for Embassy CES. In 2002, he co-founded a TOEFL preparation school for international students in Manhattan.

Online, Jase maintains the ColloLearn YouTube channel and the Fluency MC Facebook page. He is an active administrator of over a dozen Facebook groups for English language teachers and learners, including How to Improve Your English, All Things EFL, ESL, TESOL and Innovative Teachers of English.
A Massive Online Journey with English Teachers Worldwide
The presenter will discuss his experience creating and leading ELT Techniques, the first connectivist MOOC for continuing professional development for English language teachers.New & Innovative Programs8/25/20134 PM
Clarisa Rosario
As a senior at Mount Saint Mary College (class of 2014), being a mathematics major is very exciting with new discoveries and challenges every day. Clarisa Rosario currently holds an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from SUNY Orange (Class of 2007). She is also a Fall 2010 Dean's List student.
She has student taught in Balmville Elementary School (Grade 1) and Meadow Hill Global Explorations Magnet School (Grade 4). Both experiences were extremely rewarding and very insightful. Her other educational experiences include working as a Paraprofessional in Valley Central School District (Special Education 15:1:1) and tutoring a 4th grader as well as two 2nd graders in math for the 2012-2013 school year. She loves the many different ways technology can be integrated into the classroom curriculum, and Clarisa is continuing to learn more.

Additionally, she participated in a summer research assignment describing the effectiveness of Web 2.0 technology use in the classroom (Mount Saint Mary College).

Clarisa kept a blog during the project ( as well as making a Prezi (online presentation) regarding the conclusions of the research entitled 'Engaging Students in the Classroom With Web 2.0'.
Technology and Teaching - Methods of EngagmentIn this presentation, Clarisa will introduce various ways to use innovative and engaging technology in the classroom. The techniques described apply to a variety of different levels of students and can be used in many different grades. The reason for creating this presentation is to equip educators with different ways of reaching out to their students so that the learning is interactive, engaging, and meaningful. She hase done research in order to discover the methods and extent in which teachers use technology in the classroom, and a surprising amount are either not familiar with or do not have appropriate access to the Web 2.0 technologies that could enhance classroom instruction. Therefore, the contents of this presentation are extremely relevant, current, and informative. Clarisa will encourage the exchange of information, conversation, questions, and feedback. She believes the many tools she will present for teachers of varying classroom environments will be exciting, useful, and will show teachers that technology can easily be integrated into teaching.Technology Enhanced Learning8/25/20135 PM
Karrie Anne VittiKarrie Anne Vitti is a cutting edge instructional technology consultant that has been working with school districts and colleges for over ten years. Her expertise is working with teachers and administrators enhancing their pedagogy through the effective use of a variety of powerful technology tools. These tools include, but are not limited to: QR Codes, interactive white boards, video conferencing, digital media (print and video), laptop and handheld computing devices, various software applications, web 2.0 tools and the Moodle content management system.

Ms. Vitti is dedicated to infusing technology and designing curriculum to meet the goals of the 21st Century skills by using innovative techniques. She has extensive experience in working with both new and seasoned teachers in developing digital portfolios showcasing technology-rich multimedia lessons utilizing a diverse collection of techniques, web tools and hardware that simultaneously teach the content while stimulating and motivating students.

Ms. Vitti has extensive experience using and administrating the Moodle content management system. She has trained Moodle administrators, district administrators, trainers and teachers to effectively utilize and create online courses that enhance curriculum for their students. She assists districts developing collaborative projects and furthering their teachers’ understanding in order to effectively implement Moodle including working with one-to-one implementations using Moodle as the backbone of the one-to-one program.

In addition to training teachers, Ms. Vitti has been a prominent presenter at numerous local and national technology conferences including ISTE (formally known as NECC). She co-authored an article published in SAANYS Journal – “Dipping Our Feet into a Technology-Rich Learning Environment: One District’s First Step Toward 1-to-1” (Spring 2009). Ms. Vitti has also been a former Discovery Educator of the Month and has been featured local news channels. Ms. Vitti is a Read, Write Gold and Smartboard Certified. Ms. Vitti holds a BA in Elementary Education with a specialization in Early Childhood and a MS degree in Educational Technology.
Blogging At Your Fingertips: iPads In The PreK-12 Classroom
This chapter will be an interactive hands on workshop where will learn how iPads can be used PreK-12 to create and manage a classroom blog. Students will be able to write stories, illustrate and publish directly from the iPad with limited assistance. Participants will download a free app to their iPad, sign up for a free blog, learn how to post directly from the iPad and how to use RSS to configure the blog to their Moodle site. Technology Enhanced Learning8/25/20136 PM