Our #iMoot15 presentation

Everything is now set and ready for mine and Aurélie’s iMoot15 presentations. We are presenting at:

  • 4pm Thursday 28th May
  • 10am Friday 29th May

(This is UK time)

We now have our iMoot Moodle page up-and-running for those who want to get a brief overview of what we will be doing, as well as a ‘where are you’ survey using google forms and google maps. If you fancy trying to set one up yourself, this video will help you:

We had some fun last week testing Big Blue Button – the software that we’ll be using to present with. We couldn’t find anywhere that could hold a decent wifi/network connection on the base, nor could we download Java onto our machines (restrictions on downloads to computers), so instead Aurélie went back to her house and tried presenting from there – and thankfully it worked 🙂

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We were seriously considering at one point presenting from the McDonald’s that’s situated outside the base’s entrance, but then we saw this… 😉

So, we’re ready and can’t wait to get going! There are so many presentations that I’m looking forward to too. Although it does feel strange presenting on something other than Mahara.

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#iMOOT15 Presentation proposal accepted

imoot_black_800Very excited to announce that my joint presentation proposal with fellow CDS Learning Technologist Aurélie Owens has been accepted for iMOOT15! This is exciting for 3 main reasons:

  1. This will be my first ever iMOOT presentation
  2. This will be my first official online presentation (via Big Blue Button)
  3. This will be the first time Aurélie and I will present together – an ‘exclusive’ so to speak 🙂

So what is iMOOT?

“iMoot is an annual event where the Moodle community, practitioners, administrators and decision makers meet to share the best practice in online learning. iMoot is the largest, fully online Moodle conference – #iMoot15 Everyone Matters”

– you can find out more by visiting the website: http://2015.imoot.org/ 

Our presentation:

Supporting the delivery of Post Graduate Education to the Military

Content Type: Case Study
Language: English – can be translated into French if requested.

You often see case studies from mainstream colleges and universities sharing their experiences of learning technologies, but you rarely see examples from those that support the continued professional development of the world’s Armed Forces. Based at the Defence Academy for the United Kingdom, Learning Technologists Aurélie Owens and Sam Taylor advise and support academics and students studying post graduate degrees from Cranfield University in the use of TEL.

Cranfield Defence and Security uses Moodle and Turnitin to support teaching and learning, and will be soon looking into the use of Mahara ePortfolios. This case study will showcase how Aurelie and Sam approach the many challenges that working on a secure military base offers, as well as how they have overcome issues in the use of physical and online technologies to enhance the students’ learning experience.

Can’t wait to get cracking with it! If you have any suggestions of what you’d like us to include then please leave a comment and we’ll do our best to cover it 🙂