For tomorrow session

Hi my name is Grazia Scotellaro, welcome to my wiki Moodle Posium page. I believe in sharing what I do so please feel free to explore any page on this site, and come back again to see what is new.

I have been teaching for the last 20 years and currently work as an Digital Learning Adviser at the Australian National University for the College of Asia and the Pacific and am also a Wiki Educator and and Wiki Ambassador in training...

Also visit the if you are interested in Italian Culture and Learning (this site was originally created in Moodle 1.9 in 2011) and the multimedia epub project for Sanskrit

My passion and love is languages and using technology to inspire, motivate and engage students, but in my past and current role I have helped teachers and academics in a variety of fields to embrace technology in teaching and learning so I hope you find some of the ideas and tools in these pages useful.

The front page of this site is used to collect short snippets of the most important presentations I do but if
if you like to know more about me and my other interests I am currently re-developing my website

Happy learning and teaching!
Teaching for the Chinese Administrators Session ANU 2014

LCNAU Colloquium Sydney 2015

Poster presentation:

Making it soft – when a new approach to support can make a difference

Information Technology and Computer Aided Language Learning have now been around for more than three decades. In all this time, however, the tension between providing good training and support to teachers in order to promote the use of technology in language teaching and teachers actually making meaningful use of the training and support provided to enhance learning is still a very open issue.

Computer sizes have dramatically reduced while speed and capacity keeps growing, types of data storage devices have come and gone and adapting to hardware and software that changes ever so rapidly has been a real challenge in every professional context. In an educational setting where time, budget constraints and availability of good IT support can be even more challenging, finding ways to provide good support while inspiring and motivating teachers to integrate technology in language teaching can be really difficult. This poster presentation will present the idea of taking a different approach to training and support that makes use not only of good technical and training skills but infuses skills that are becoming more important than hard skills in the Conceptual Age: Soft Skills.

Blended Learning Conference Sydney 2015

M-Learning workshop (padlets and slides in Blended Learning here)
E-text presentation

Moodle Posium 2015

Presented by Grazia Scotellaro & Yuki Itani-Adams

The book eVolution - eText project

Innovation sometimes is a product of an idea that starts small and unassuming but then takes off in all sorts of interesting directions. This presentation aims at tracing the journey sparked originally from a Moodle based multimedia book model developed by Grazia Scotellaro in 2010 to the DLP development of the e-text Project for language teaching in Sanskrit, Vietnamese, Tetum and Tibetan. The e-text formula is currently one of the models adopted in developing online and blended language courses for the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University that provides multimedia-learning materials both for desktop and mobile delivery.

However, at the same time, the e-Text idea has now taken a step further to create a multi-disciplinary textbook. In this presentation we will start with the first steps back in 2009 and finish by briefly introducing a bilingual Japanese War Bride Memoir project. Harnessing mobile technology, this project aims to create an e-Text for the students of Japanese language as well as of social science such as history, incorporating original Japanese memoir written by a Teruko Blair, its English translation, multi-media resources, student tasks and language dictionary all in one book.

a couple of notes from the Moodle Site I presented

"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.Demosthenes"
We would like to thank Tenzin Ringpapontsang, Chung Tsering and Ruth Gamble, the Academics of this course, for allowing us to show this site at the Moodle Posium. Grazia and Yuki

E-text project ANU Press

This is the video I missed out on playing due to tech issues at the presentation

Power point slides for those who did not see the presentation live

Moodle Moot 2015

Find information on Moodle Moot page.

From SMART to Vanguard: building the blocks of sustainability

One of the hardest goals to achieve in a project aimed at lifting the way academics engage with educational technology is the ability to reach far and wide in changing the widespread culture of using an LMS as just another place to "dump” content for teaching.
Despite the range of tools available in Moodle many teaching academics have not shifted much from the far too familiar long list of readings and Power Points randomly placed in topics and weeks. Like many other educational institutions, ANU has in place training mechanism like workshops and online instructions but as it is an all to common scenario workshops are poorly attended and competing demands on academics time often results in last minute one to one sessions just in time for the beginning of semester. In 2014 the Digital Learning Project in the College of the Asia Pacific launched the SMART template in an attempt to offer a more guided method in the creation of new course sites at ANU and provide a different mechanism to support academics. The SMART template was deployed together with a strengthened approach in training and helping by collaborating with the School IT Department. At the same time the Digital Learning Project was embarking in designing highly customized courses for online and blended teaching and the dilemma of supporting these as well as the low level users became even more important. This presentation will report on the next phase in the building of a more sustainable model of course design for the College of Asia and the Pacific at ANU.

As this presentation is a follow up from last year presentation more info and background can be found here

To access the Vangard sample presented in the session
log in here with the log in name myguest and password

Hope to see you at the Moot!

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Thank you

Re-inventing university publishing March 2015

Innovation Showcase Presentation 18th September 2014

Download zipped presentation

2014 Moodle Moot "Get Smart"

Link to Moodle Moot presentation 2014

Student Administrative Services Forum 2014 "Are you ready for me presentation"

2013 Moodle Posium "Moodle&Mobile"

Mobile devices have opened a vast opportunity to tap into the simplicity of educational apps to create teaching resources. From apps to teach Japanese character writing to mini “how to” video lesson it is all now possible, often for free or at a fraction of the cost of traditional software. The other opportunity offered by mobile technology is the ease for students to use apps to create alternative assessment items like podcasts or video presentation. Moodle easily integrates resources and activities created with mobile devices and allows the teacher to add an extra dimension to the learning space without having to use costly software or customize the learning management system at server level with plug ins. In this presentation I will show some apps that can be utilized for both teaching and learning, will present some example on how this apps have been used in some courses at ANU and will also discuss the current use of e-pubs in language learning courses. Although this presentation will focus on teaching languages and use of iPads some of the ideas and principles can be easily adapted for other areas of teaching and android use.

2013 THETA and LCNAU conference "Language in my pocket"

Will post here image of my poster soon and link to resources about mobile technology and language learning
Thank you to all of those that came to my poster presentation and the round table session at the LCNAU conference.

Click here to download or view poster

2012 Moodle Posium "What I love about Moodle"

In this presentation I will show some of my favorite tools and a few "extra" accessories in Moodle

All the information and links are in this Wikispace, in the navigation bar you will find the Moodle 2. plus section, Moodle tips, Using collaborative tools, using Widgets, etc.

2012 Talanoa conference

Language in my pocket presentation - Podcast of presentation here.

2012 College of Asia and the Pacific Showcase

The College of Asia and the Pacific are running the ‘innovative use of technologies in education showcase’ over four days from Tuesday 18 September.

The showcase will launch of the Digital Learning Development Project, which will develop a community of scholars where undergraduate and postgraduate students interact with staff in an innovative teaching and learning environment. Students from education programs across the College will participate in a blended learning environment. The Project will also promote the creative use of online and multi-media resources to enhance the student learning experience. Read more

2012 Moodle Moot - Plug me in!!!

The presentation aims at showing some tips and ideas to transform your Moodle site into a personalized language education hub. Adding interesting widgets, student response apps, glossaries, etc. I will show you how you can offer students an array of resources and activities easily from the comfort of the your Moodle Site. Although this presentation is especially designed for Language Teaching anyone interested in having students “plugged in” and engaged is welcome.

Using talking Widgets in your language class (widgets info to be found here)
Blocks in activities and using Socrative (Socrative and other free resources here)
The external tool and what it can do for you (using the external tool info can be found here)

Links to Moodle demo sites:

Tuttoitaliano webpage and Tuttoitaliano Virtual Resource Centre for the resource centre use the log in guest1 and password Guest&123

Important Notice: The above sites are in the progress of being migrated to a new domain ( please be patient while the migration and updating is taking place.

Thank you for coming to my presentation today. If you like to see what a report from a Socrative activity looks like here you can download the results for the mini-quiz a ran during the presentation.

If you like to provide a feedback to my presentation click here and type the room number 19257. I will leave the quiz opened till 5.00 p.m. today 3rd July.

2011 Moodle Posium

Stretching the boundaries: interesting ways to use the Feedback module

What is the feedback module? According to Moodle Docs "The Feedback module
allows you to create and conduct surveys to collect feedback from students",
but actually with a bit of imagination it can become a great teaching tool.
In my presentation, I will show some examples and give some tips on how
to use this module in more creative ways.

Spicing up your Moodle site with widgets

A widget is a small piece of code that can be embedded in webpages, blogs, etc. There are many types of widgets from calendars to online dictionaries and widgets to collect your favorite Youtube videos.
In Moodlle widgets can be embedded in webpages, books and even on their own in a block.
The presentation will show how widgets have been used to add interest to a Moodle site created to promote Italian by complementing it with appropriate materials as well as sharing tips and sites to use.

links are on the side navigation or can be fund here:

Using the feedback tool - Using Widgets in Moodle

2010 Moodle Posium presentation

Freebies and tips

Let’s face it we have all been in similar situations: need to convert something for our Moodle site, need to find that graphic without breaching copyrights, download that video from YouTube without hassles or just using Moodle resources in a more creative way. We are also always on the look out for that great tool that is not going to break the budget but would really make learning easier for our students.
In this presentation I will be sharing with you some of my best freebies and tips hopefully making your Moodle creating job easier and enjoyable.
Although this presentation is mainly aimed at Language Teaching, the resources and tips highlighted can be used in many other areas of teaching.

The full presentation materials from the 2010 presentation will be available to download (zipped) here

8th October 2010

A really big thank you to all of those who came to my presentation I do hope you stay in touch


ciao from Grazia

27th November 2010 - thank you for coming to my workshop at USQ - for access to my personal Moodle site with examples of the Opera Course materials and Italiano Viaggiando project go to - and use the username myguest and password myguest (please note; due to a change in server at the moment this moodle site is no longer available but I am in the process of consolidating all my Moodle experiments past and present in one place, so be patient).

and a link to one my all time favorite people Sir Ken Robins