Canberra's educational technology symposium "EdTechPosium 2017", is on 30 October. I will be speaking on "Dogfooding: Learning to Design for International Students by Being an International On-line Student". The event used to be called "MoodlePosium" and my talk is about Moodle, but it now covers all forms of ed-tech for higher education, vocational education and training.
Dogfooding: Learning to Design for International Students by Being an International On-line Student, Tom Worthington, 11:20am.
MEd in Distance Education at Athabasca University (Canada) entirely on-line from Australia. He will discuss what it is like being an international student, with coursework via Moodle, collaborative work using Google Docs and Skype, a capstone-portfolio in Mahara and live defense via Adobe Connect. Tom argues that Dogfooding: actually experiencing what it is to be a student, is especially important for those creating distance education courses and programs. He will also discuss some of the wider implications of the availability of international on-line education for the Australian Higher Education industry."