Closer To The Dream Educause2005

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Published on June 24, 2007

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Closer to the Dream: :  Closer to the Dream: Letting Pedagogy Transform Learning Management Systems Ryan Gjerde – Luther College Bob Puffer – Luther College Dan Beach – St. Olaf College Barron Koralesky – Macalester College Slide2:  Copyright Gjerde, Puffer, Beach, Koralesky–2005. This work is the intellectual property of the authors. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author. Seven Elements of LMS Transformation:  Seven Elements of LMS Transformation Recognition Inclusion Selection Conversion Integration Implementation Adaptation Bob PufferLuther Collegepuffro01@luther.edu:  Bob Puffer Luther College puffro01@luther.edu Luther College - Recognition:  Luther College - Recognition Increases in software licensing Concerns about software quality Barriers to adaptability and integration Need for increased capability Luther College – Selection:  Luther College – Selection WHAT DO WE NEED? Faculty survey of LMS usage WHAT’S OUT THERE? Edutools – www.edutools.info/course/compare WHERE’S THE BEST FIT? Xplana evaluation – reduce to top six Reduce to top three and test on-site for: Luther College - Selection:  Luther College - Selection Commercial or opensource? Barriers to opensource adoption: Support Stability Longevity Accountability Modifying complex code Luther College – Adaptation:  Luther College – Adaptation The ‘M’ in Moodle – 'Modular' Moodle development community - 'Martin and the Twelve Heads' Owner-enhanced Dan BeachSt. Olaf Collegebeach@stlolaf.edu:  Dan Beach St. Olaf College beach@stlolaf.edu Selection:  Selection Determined what faculty were using and why Asked what people wanted Compared several systems via www.edutools.info/course/compare/ Moodle stood out Set up a testing server Integration/Implementation:  Integration/Implementation Database choice (PostgreSQL) Authentication via LDAP Create a Moodle course for every class Integration/Implementation:  Integration/Implementation Automatically enroll students into classes Import college ID photos Training sessions for IT support group Implementation:  Implementation Announced decision to the campus Offered training seminars Self-taught Quicklink Outcome:  Outcome Students grabbed onto it first 'I think Moodle is interesting and I wish more classes would use it. It’s easier to have assignments posted online …' 'It’s kind of cool to see who’s in your classes. It seems like it’s still a new thing for professors, since I have only one class using it. We use the forum for class a lot and it seems like there’s a lot of possibilities with Moodle.' -from the Manitou Messenger (student newspaper) Outcome:  Outcome 65-75 faculty currently using it 150+ classes this semester Just-in-Time-Teaching (JITT) FERPA Expanding uses Barron KoraleskyMacalester Collegekoralesky@macalester.edu:  Barron Koralesky Macalester College koralesky@macalester.edu Recognition – Motivation:  Recognition – Motivation Macalester didn’t have a CMS New faculty arrive expecting CMS Students too! Inclusion - Campus-wide collaboration is critical:  Inclusion - Campus-wide collaboration is critical Instructional technologists Web coordinator Librarians Central IT – Networking, Database Faculty development center Early adopter faculty Selection – Why Moodle?:  Selection – Why Moodle? Needed a CMS to try Rising use in our peer group Open source Apache, mySQL, PHP Selection – Pilot program:  Selection – Pilot program Started just two weeks before fall semester 2004 Few hour initial setup LDAP authentication = piece of cake Selection – Pilot program:  Selection – Pilot program Grew fast – outgrew server right away 1st semester = 20% of our users! 2nd semester = 50% of our users! Inclusion–Faculty Development:  Inclusion–Faculty Development Fall Teaching andamp; Learning Seminar – Moving your courses online Pedagogically (not technically) focused Why you want to use the method, less on how Get faculty 'talking about teaching' Fluid syllabus Web-based reading reflections Facilitating out of class discussions Online assessment Inclusion–Faculty Development:  Inclusion–Faculty Development Faculty Moodle Workshop ½ hr pedagogically focused introduction Led by faculty Again, more why 1.5 hr hands-on with IS support Lunch ~20% faculty in 2 sessions Integration & Adaptation :  Integration andamp; Adaptation Pilot to fully supported Automatic course creation Automatic course enrollment Bring content into courses e.g. relevant library links Other modules Integration & Implementation:  Integration andamp; Implementation New faculty/student orientation Information Fluency program Use by other campus groups ~75% of students using Moodle More information:  More information http://moodle.org http://moodle.macalester.edu http://moodle.stolaf.edu http://katie.luther.edu Username = educause Password = educause

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