Moodlemoot Japan 2016

Dear Moodlers in Japan, The dates and the venue of our next Moodlemoot Japan (2016) have been decided as follows. Please mark them on your calendar and make the best effort to attend the moot. Dates: 2016 February 21st (Sun) Workshops February 22nd (Mon) First day of conference February 23rd (Tue) Second day of conference Venue: Toyo University (Hakusan campus) 5-28-20 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8606 http://www.toyo.ac.jp/site/english/
Dates 21 Feb 2016 12:00 am (UTC +9) 23 Feb 2016 12:00 am (UTC +9)
Place (View On Map) Toyo University (Hakusan campus)

Moodlemoot Japan 2016

Moodlemoot Japan 2016 will be held at the Toyo University (Hakusan campus, Tokyo, Japan)

Keynote and Featured Speakers

Dr. Kiyoshi Nakabayashi, Chiba Institute of Technology
Value of e-Learning Standardization: LMS Activities, Content, Learning Records, and More

E-learning technology standardization, similar to other areas of information technology, is indispensable to make products and services disseminated, sophisticated and valuable. This talk discusses the role and the future direction of e-learning technology standardization, from the view point of both technological seeds and educational needs, reviewing the stream of e-learning content standards including SCORM, Experience API, and CMI5. The talk also briefly introduces the new Extensible Learning Environment with Courseware Object Architecture (ELECOA) which we have developed as a Moodle plug-in module with the aim of technology standardization as well as technical integration with Moodle.

Mary Cooch, Moodle HQ Community Educator
Working for the Community: The role of Community Educator

Moodle is developing rapidly, with new versions released every six months and exciting new features such as the mobile app helping increase its popularity. Moodle is, and always will be free, and its focus is, and always will be on Learning. In this keynote Mary will show how Moodle HQ connects to the global community and helps them use, understand and share Moodle.

As Community Educator, Mary will discuss the importance of the Moodle.org forums, the Community sites, local Moodle User Groups and national conferences. She will describe the part she plays in running the free Moodle MOOC twice a year and in creating and editing Moodle documentation, videos and example course content. Mary will discuss use of the HQ hub Moodle.net and outline plans for the new Moodle User Association.

Jedha Chan, LMS and Games UI/UX Developer
LMS Issues in Asia, and What We Can Do

LMS software such as Moodle have had an incredible impact on education worldwide. However, in Asia more than a few problems present themselves with regards to their everyday use and management. Through the introduction and discussion of some real-world issues (Unicode, UI/UX, localization and the like), I would like to introduce some thoughts on what we as Moodle users, partners and developers could do to address Asian and Japanese issues as they present themselves in the Moodle community.

Dr. Thierry Koscielniak, Paris Descartes Univ. - Sorbonne Paris Cité
reMoot Control for Moodle: BYOD interactive lectures

The Moodle development team of Paris Descartes University has developed a tool, called reMoot Control ("Zapette" in French), that aims to integrate a Moodle triggering button into the teacher's slideshow and to permit the student to answer on there own smartphone, tablet or laptop (BYOD Bring Your Own Device).

This virtual remote control allows the teacher to control Moodle's interface without leaving his slideshow and simplifies the use of Moodle quizzes in interactive lectures in BYOD mode. The students answer via a shortened URL or a QR-code that open the control interface.This tool has been developed as a separate Web application to minimize Wi-Fi bandwidth use. It requests directly into the tables of Feedback or "Questionnaire" modules.

Martin Dougiamas, Founder and lead developer of Moodle
Moodle, the road ahead.

The world is changing, Internet is spreading into every room of every home. Apps and sites are proliferating and merging under the control of some of the biggest companies the world has ever seen. More and more people are using software and they care nothing about how that software is made.

Is Moodle relevant in a world like this? How should an open source project respond to these pressures? What directions should we take? What will Moodle look like in 10 years?

Martin will discuss some of these and more, giving his perspective on how the Moodle project is responding and where Moodle can go.

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