Call for presentations

Do you have a teaching resolution that might be inspiring to others?

Have you developed something interesting on your Moodle site?

If so, we warmly welcome your submissions for presentations at the

2016 moodleposium conference.


Theme and streams

 This year’s theme is What’s your teaching resolution? so we’re interested in examples of educators’ transforming their teaching practice using Moodle and other related tools. Teaching resolutions are organised across three streams:


Work smarter not harder

Enhance engagement

Innovate and experiment


2016 has been a busy year… Next year you plan to get organised and save yourself some time if possible!

Do you want to share tips and tricks that can make life a bit easier and help teachers like you keep on top of everything that’s happening in Moodle and beyond?


Your focus in 2017 is going to be on the student experience and on creating engaging and authentic learning opportunities.

Do you want to share some new ideas that have the potential to enhance your current teaching practice and benefit your students?


New year, new horizons… You’re ready to push the boundaries, whether that means trying out a new technology or finding ways to exploit existing tools.

 Do you want to transform the student experience through innovation?


Topics might include:

  • Moodle 101 – mastering the basics
  • Flipped/blended learning
  • Strategies for working with large student cohorts
  • Perils and possibilities –time saving tips in Moodle


Topics might include:

  • Communicating with students – tools and techniques
  • Personalised learning
  • Work-integrated learning
  • Students as partners
  • Visualisation of learner analytics data


Topics might include:

  • Learning in virtual worlds
  • Simulation-based learning experiences
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality in education
  • Incorporating social media into your teaching


What we are looking for

Share what you’ve been working on in 2016, but also tell us how that’s going to reform your teaching practice in 2017 – and how you plan to make that change sustainable.

  • Discovered a time-saving trick? How will that change the way that you work from now on?
  • Part of an initiative to promote work-integrated learning? What are your next steps going to be?
  • Tried out a new tool for building simulations for students? What learning opportunities will that open up?
  • Are there things that work for you that you would like to share with others?

We’re particularly interested in interactive workshops and presentations that have a practical, hands-on element to them – so that participants leave not just with a new idea, but with a good grasp of how they can put that idea into practice in their own context.


The format of your presentation may be:

  • a workshop – with Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD)
  • a panel discussion – you nominate the team
  • a PechaKucha style presentation
  • any other appropriate format

The program will be arranged in 20, 40 or 60 minute time slots.

You can nominate your format and length of presentation when you submit your abstract.


Please read and review these guidelines thoroughly for the submission of abstracts for moodleposium 2016.


Abstracts must be received by COB 21 October, 2016.  Earlier submissions are very welcome.

Abstracts are accepted on the following conditions:

  • All presenters must register and pay for at least the day of the conference on which they are presenting.
  • Papers must be presented by the authors. Proxies will not be permitted except in an emergency such as illness or emergency circumstances.
  • The Committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any proposal for a presentation.
  • The Committee reserves the right to allocate a session time or presentation type, which differs from that applied for.

Content of abstract

The abstract:

  • Should be as informative as possible and truly represent the intended presentation.
  • Will be used both for selection purposes and, if selected, will be used in the online program.
  • Should include a statement of the aims of the presentation, sufficient information to allow a delegate to learn what may be gained by attending the presentation, and a strong concluding sentence in summary of the abstract.

Learning objectives

Every abstract must be accompanied by one or more learning objectives. This is additional to the 200 word abstract. Learning objectives answer the question: “What will people in the audience gain or learn from attending this presentation?” (Don’t say what you are going to teach, but what they are going to take away from the session.)

Submit your presentation now

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