Workshop 2D
Title: Entering the Moodle zone – the good, the bad and the ugly - for students and teachers

Join me on a journey into the world of Moodle, an open-source Learning Management System that is taking over the educational world. UNSW Institute of Languages ventured into this new world in 2011 and can now report on the adventures (and misadventures) we have met along the way. From the initial implementation and staff training through to negotiating the tricky IT issues through to actually populating the course areas, now, we are starting to integrate its use into our curricula. You will gain some insights into how to do it (and also how not to do it) as well as some great ideas on what is possible with this new way of delivering quality education.

Nikki Hayes is the Independent & E-Learning Facilitator at UNSW Institute of Languages (UNSWIL). This involves the management of the libraries at UNSWIL and the development of an online learning environment, as well as training for staff and students. Prior to this, she was teaching Academic English for about 12 years, in Sydney and Japan. She is currently studying a Postgraduate Diploma in Education Studies in ICT. She is a self-taught “geek” who is keen to learn more about how best to use technologies in English language teaching and learning.