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北海道Moodleワークショップ Moodle Summer Workshop in Hokkaido: 8月31日(木) ~ 9月1日(金)

北海道Moodleワークショップ Moodle Summer Workshop in Hokkaido: 8月31日(木) ~ 9月1日(金)

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北海道Moodleワークショップ Moodle Summer Workshop in Hokkaido
Supported by Moodle Association in Japan, JALT Hokkaido, and Sapporo GAkuin University

***Call for papers***
Call for proposals: Open June 13 and closing August 21 ワークショップと研究発表募集6月13日~ 8月21日
Submit here: <>

Moodle, the leading web learning tool for education, is a set of free, easy-to-learn software applications used in universities and schools across Japan and the world. To introduce beginners and experienced teachers to the practical uses of Moodle, expert teachers and developers will share their knowledge in this free training program. Most sessions will be held in both English and Japanese and no experience in Moodle required.

Location: Sapporo Gakuin University <>
Dates & Times:  Thursday, 31 August, 9am - 4:30pm; Friday, 1 September, 9am - 4:30pm.
Fee: Free to all participants

Invited speakers and trainers:
- Takayuki Matsuki: Professor, Tokyo Kasei University  松木 孝幸 教授(東京家政大学)
- Gordon Bateson, Kochi University of Technology

Organized by: Moodle Association of Japan - Hokkaido Chapter
Contact: Jr Koch <>, Don Hinkelman <>
Supported by: Sapporo Gakuin University, JALT Hokkaido, Moodle Association of Japan

申し込み募集:Moodle夏期ワークショップ in 北海道



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  1. 日時:2017年8月31日(木),9月1日(金),ともに午前9時〜午後4時30分


主催:日本ムードル協会 北海道支部
お問い合わせ:Jr Koch <>,Don Hinkelman <>
後援:札幌学院大学(Jr Koch,Don Hinkelman),JALT Hokkaido,日本ムードル協会

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In reply to Don HINKELMAN

Re: 北海道Moodleワークショップ Moodle Summer Workshop in Hokkaido: 8月31日(木) ~ 9月1日(金)


The Hokkaido Moodle Summer Workshop successfully completed on August 31, September 1 at Sapporo Gakuin University.  35 participants attended including 13 from Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Thailand.

Highlights of the conference included keynote addresses by Prof. Takayuki Matsuki of Tokyo Kasei University and Prof. Gordon Bateson of Kochi University of Technology. Also, over 20 sessions covering new plugins, course sharing, show-and-tell, beginner workshops, and lightning talks.  A networking dinner of Hokkaido food and drink drew 20 people as well as pre-conference outings such golf and sightseeing.

Two new plugins were announced by Ponlawat Weerapanpisit, a Thai Moodle programmer doing an internship with Version2 educational software development.

  • ReactForum: Icons and text clickable buttons to give Facebook-like quick reactions to forum posts--designed by Matt Cotter.
  • Sharing Cart Section Copy Feature: Now whole sections of resources and activities can be copied into the Sharing Cart for quick moving--designed by Don Hinkelman and Alex Bias.

And three new courses were contributed to the MAJ Open Course Hub:

  • 学術英語特論 2017 Spring: (Academic English) by Hideto Harashima
  • Travel destination videos: by David Yoshiba
  • Cooking in English: by David Yoshiba


Each contributor was awarded a Moodle commemerative mug cup for uploading a new course. These courses will be entered in competition for best open courseware of 2016 held at the next MoodleMoot Japan.

Organizers Junior Koch, Eric Hagley, Bob Gettings and Don Hinkelman are already planning next year's summer workshop in Hokkaido--perhaps far north in Nayoro.

With best regards,

Don Hinkelman, on behalf of the workshop organizers