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Tom Worthington, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Research School of Computer Science, Australian National University (ANU)

The University of Cambridge has been using the same Australian developed "Moodle" Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) as ANU since 2014. Tom will provide some lessons learned from teaching graduate students using Moodle at the ANU since 2009. He suggests shortcuts for moving learning materials on-line using e-books. Tom will also outline new work at ANU to integrate the "synchronous" features of products such as Adobe Connect, with the "asynchronous" features of Moodle.

About the speaker:

Tom Worthington, is an independent computer consultant and educator. He is an Adjunct lecturer in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University and a member of the ANU Climate Change and Energy Change Institutes. Also Tom designs and teaches on-line courses for the the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Virtual College. He was previously an IT policy advisor at the Australian Department of Defence. Tom is a Past President, Honorary Life Member and Fellow of the ACS, as well as a voting member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Links:

* MOOCs with Books - Technology Plus Traditional Teaching for an On-line Education Revolution: http://www.tomw.net.au/technology/it/online_education_revolution/
* Time-shifted Learning - Merging Synchronous and Asynchronous Techniques for E-Learning: http://www.tomw.net.au/technology/it/time_shifted_learning/
* Overview of Moodle at University of Cambridge: http://www.student-systems.admin.cam.ac.uk/moodle/moodle-at-cambridge/overview
* University of Cambridge Moodle Training:
http://www.training.cam.ac.uk/studentsystems/theme/moodle?providerId=1144872

Room S1, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site
Wednesday, 22 July, 2015
14:00 - 15:30