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  • Individual CityU members have their full control. No system intervention but quota control . Basic usage guidance to remark No special instruction for usage at the moment. Suggest to remark: Copyright & intellectual property right to comply. User vs University’s liability Permanency of privilege of my content upon departure or graduation of members is not yet confirmed. Access of e-Portal for alumni - yes for former staff - ? Content collection for alumni – not yet confirmed for former staff – not yet confirmed
  • LMS – instructional method (IM) will cause more course content “sites” to be created Currently Files in content collection of the master course site are kept but not those of section sites. Some users need to archive materials when courses are recycled or course ID changed. Non-permanent repository require repeated effort in re-establishing links from content collection to LMS. (See also reasons for the use of content collection for Bb courses.)
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    • 1. STEP 2007 Opening Session Update on e-Learning by Dr J T Yu Chief Information Officer 25 January 2007
    • 2. Outline
      • A Brief Recap
      • Future Direction
    • 3.  
    • 4.
      • “ CityU has always recognised the importance of information technologies in teaching, research, and administration. We intend to further enrich the environment for student learning by making maximum use of the opportunities created by these technologies and to bring more services to staff and students on-line and in real time.”
    • 5. City University of Hong Kong Committee on Information Services and Technology Information Services Strategic Plan 2005-2010 3 May 2005
    • 6. IS Strategic Plan
      • Four Key Areas:
      • A Unified e-Learning Platform
      • Knowledge Management
      • Institutional Data Management
      • Web and Portal Strategy
    • 7.
      • 4 Cornerstones:
      • Infra-structure
      • Integration
      • Immersion
      • Innovation
      IS Strategic Plan
    • 8. IT Development at CityU
      • Stage 1 (1995 – 2000)
        • IT Infra-structure
      • Stage 2 (2000 – 2005)
        • Integrated Administrative System
      • Stage 3 (2005 – 2010)
        • Unified e-Learning Platform
    • 9. IT Infra-structure - Strategy
      • Better hardware and software
        • Highly Available, Reliable, Secure, and Automated Network and Systems
        • Standardized on server/client hardware platforms and applications
      • Integration and Consolidation
        • Consolidation of Network, Servers, Storage, Data, & Applications.
        • Integration of User Interface, Application, Information, Process
      • Better & Cost-effective management
        • Policies, Resources, Systems, Operations, ITIL
        • Outsource
    • 10.
      • Summer 1997 Installed Banner Student
      • Spring 1998 Student System went live
      • Spring 1999 Web for Student/Faculty went live
      • Spring 2000 Acquire Banner HR
      • Spring 2001 HR went live
      • Summer 2001 Acquire Banner Development
      • Winter 2001 Development went live
      • Fall 2002 Campus Pipeline went live
      Integrated Administrative System
    • 11. Delivery of Services via WEB
      • Personal services
        • available to individual staff and students
      • Management functions
        • provided to users in academic departments, central administration and service units
    • 12. e-Learning – a Strategic Development Helping CityU meet the future needs of education for professional careers, where new technologies are rapidly transforming the workplace, and to create a quality life for faculty and student in a student-centered learning environment supported by technology. Objective
    • 13. The e-Learning Project
      • First emphasis of the ISSP 2005-2010
      • A student-centred learning environment supported by technology.
      • Consolidation of resources with cross-functional support for a single e-Learning platform for the University.
      • Encouragement for teachers to extend their learning resources in a step-wise fashion.
    • 14. Phased Implementation
      • Communications and Training for staff and students
      • Completed Phases
        • Phases 1 & 2 – 2005-06
      • Just Completed
        • Phase 3 – Semester A 2006-07
      • In Progress
        • Phase 4 – Semester B 2006-07
    • 15. Phase 1 & Phase 2
      • Phase 1
      • Launched at the start of Sem A 2005-06
      • Production & Staging systems deployed
      • WebCT & Bb5 course sites converted/migrated
      • 24 organization sites with 4461 users on pilot use
      • Usage
        • 632 courses with Bb sites (45% of courses offered)
        • 787 instructors & over 21000 students
      • Phase 2
      • Launched at Semester B 2005-06
      • Bb e-Portal replaced the old one, campus pipeline
      • Upgrade to Bb version 6.3
      • Usage
        • 821 Courses with Bb sites (55% of total courses offered)
        • 1130 instructors & 21340 students
    • 16. Phase 3 – just completed
      • Started in September 2006
      • All credit-bearing courses have corresponding Bb course sites created automatically
      • Chinese deployment with version 7
      • Emphasis on the pedagogical use of e-learning
      • Deployment of organization sites for departments and programme use
    • 17. Organic vs. Planned Adoption of e-Learning
      • Organic Adoption
      • Organic/Exploratory Adoption
      • Initially driven by End Users
      • End User Plateau
      • Strategic Phase Necessary for continued growth
      • Planned Adoption
      • Planned/Foundational Adoption
      • Initially driven by Executive Sponsor
      • Accelerated growth
      • Strategic planning upfront
      We want to get here We are here now
    • 18. Phase 4 – in progress
      • For Semester B 2006-07
      • Content Collection Deployment
        • My Content
        • My Portfolios
      • Deployment of organization sites for departments and programme use
      • Promotion of e-learning assisted student-centered activities for OBTL
    • 19. CityU’s Blackboard Academic Suite
      • Three components of CityU’s Blackboard
        • e-Portal, Course site (LMS), Content Collection
      Course sites, i.e. Courses I am enrolled or teaching listed in the module, My Blackboard course sites . Organisation sites e.g. department, programme, orientation, research projects & etc Content Collection i.e. My Content, Course Content, Organisation Content, Institution Content My Portfolios i.e. users can create, edit, review, comment & share portfolios. Collection
    • 20. Bb Content Collection Structure
      • Content related
      • My Content
      • Course Content
      • Organisation Content
      • Institution Content
      • Library
      • Functions/Tools
      • e-Portfolio
      • Learning objects?
      • Workflow
      • Search
      • View modes
    • 21. Bb CMS Structure
      • My Content
        • Owner: Individual Student/Staff member of CityU
          • have full control.
        • Quota: Time-based, 50MB/year
        • Duration :
          • Ends when formal association with CityU finished
    • 22. Bb CMS Structure
      • Course/Organization Content
        • Automatically generated according to the setting of the Learning Management System
        • Owner: “Instructor/Leader” ( role dependent )
          • <=> course/org content manager
        • Quota: 200MB
        • Duration:
          • Instance of the course
          • Life-cycle same as that of the course
    • 23. Example: ELC0112 - Course materials place in LMS & CMS (Course Content) Saved in LMS Space: Only have 200MB
    • 24. Current portfolio development at CityU
      • Bb portfolio function is available with the current version of Bb that CityU adopts.
      • It was made available only to a few groups of people as pilot
        • TDG – English Language Portfolio
        • L2L - Learning to Learn
        • Courses
          • EL0211 Independent learning portfolio
          • EN5611 Internet Communication
        • CS & SDS
        • SA Goodies and Excellence (SAGE)
      • My Content and My Portfolio features released for general use
      • Workshops for both staff and students
      • Stability & performance of Bb portfolio function are monitored
    • 25. Other Uses of Blackboard
      • Student Orientation sites
      • Exchange students site
      • Departmental communications
        • An organization site for each department
      • Programme management
        • An organization site for each programme
      • Hostel management
      • Committees administration
      • Research collaboration
      • External collaboration
      • Other staff-managed activities
    • 26. Future Direction
      • Maintaining Performance with Growth
        • Performance tuning
        • Capacity Planning
      • Enriching the e-Learning Platform
        • Anti-plagiarism
          • Turnitin, Safe Assignment
        • Language enhancement
          • Wimba, Tell Me More, …
        • Interactive learning activties
          • Blogs & Wikis (Campus Pack)
        • Student self-learning
          • Backpack
      • Outcomes application
    • 27. Information Services Delivery to the End-Users Infrastructure – 24 x 7 Utility Information-bases – Scholarly information. Institutional data Personal Productivity email, wp, etc Web services e-learning End-Users
    • 28. Thank you! STEP2007

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