Future of eLearning with Valamis

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Presentation made by Jari Järvelä about the Liferay plugin Valamis which turns a Liferay portal into an eLearning platform. He talks about the advantages that Valamis has on traditional LMS and what we can expect in 2014,

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Future of eLearning with Valamis

  1. 1. FUTURE OF ELEARNING WITH VALAMIS FUTURE CLASSROOM LAB, 20.2.2014 JARI JÄRVELÄ, ARCUSYS
  2. 2. AGENDA •  •  •  •  •  Background What is Valamis? Valamis design goals Future predictions of eLearning for 2014 Valamis and LMS differences
  3. 3. MY BACKGROUND •  eLearning professional since 2000 •  Experience on eLearning solutions for different learning needs and organisations •  Moodle Certified Teacher •  eLearning platforms used: –  Moodle, Blackboard, WebCT times, Optima, R5 Generation, Liferay and Valamis •  Valamis designer since 2010
  4. 4. 85 SPECIALISTS
  5. 5. THE STORY… WHAT IS VALAMIS?
  6. 6. LMS´S BECAME MASSIVE
  7. 7. LMS´S ARE GENERIC ACCROSS ORGANISATIONS
  8. 8. NEED FOR NEW APPROACHES FOR ELEARNING
  9. 9. Valamis is a easy to use learning environment on Liferay platform. Combination of LMS with collaborative portal-platform provides out-of-the-box experience for social learning and collaboration. Liferay and Valamis are commercial open source, where the software is free and support is subscription based. Valamis has been used to create scalable Liferay learning environments for large enterprises. Official Valamis pages can be found from: www.valamislearning.com
  10. 10. VALAMIS FACTS •  •  •  •  Development started in March 2010 Commercial open source First official release in June 2013 Available from Liferay Marketplace –  Total Downloads: 1810 •  Liferay Marketplace App Contest 2013 winner •  Backed up with a Valamis Partnership program The  name  ”Valamis”  comes  from   Eastern  Finland  dialect  meaning   ”completed/ready/done”  
  11. 11. VALAMIS DEVELOPMENT GOALS
  12. 12. ADVANCE ELEARNING DEVELOPMENT
  13. 13. TO PROVIDE RICH LEARNING EXPERIENCES
  14. 14. ENTERPRISE GRADE TECHNOLOGY
  15. 15. RELEASE EARLY, RELEASE OFTEN
  16. 16. PORTAL FEATURES
  17. 17. Tailorability   Enterprise   level   development   plaCorm   Cost-­‐ effecAveness   Highly   integratable   Liferay   portal   Modularity   Scalability   Flexibility  
  18. 18. THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VALAMIS AND TRADITIONAL LMS´S Tradi&onal  LMS  (Moodle,  Blackboard,   Valamis   Saba,  etc…)   Packaged  soFware  –  everything  is   Modular,  also  ability  to  use  modules  also   included  in  the  system   outside  the  system,  Liferay  Markeplace   Focused  on  online  courses  –  other  opAons   Learning  in  different  contexts,  tailored  for   as  well,  but  does  not  scale  that  well     different  pedagogical  processes,  informal   learning   Fits  extremely  well  for  course  based   Fits  well  for  course  based  online  learning,   online  learning,  relaAvely  cheap  to  take   but  there  is  other  opAons  as  well  –  costs   into  use   for  taking  into  use  higher   Costs  for  tailoring  –  high,  limited  opAons   Costs  for  tailoring  –  low,  works  as  an  user   interface  layer  as  well   Standalone  soluAon   Built  on  portal  plaCorm  
  19. 19. TOP 9 ELEARNING PREDICTIONS FOR 2014
  20. 20. THE TOP 9 E-LEARNING PREDICTIONS FOR 2014 1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8.  9.  Mobile Learning Social learning and informal learning Gamification and Game based learning HTML 5 Rapid eLearning development tools Responsive eLearning Design TinCan API/Experience Api Learning analytics Video Based learning Source:  eLearning  industry.  The  Top  9  e-­‐Learning  predic=ons  for  2014.   hCp://elearningindustry.com/top-­‐9-­‐e-­‐learning-­‐predic=ons-­‐for-­‐2014  
  21. 21. MOBILITY AND RESPONSIVE DESIGN Out-­‐of-­‐the-­‐box  responsivity   &  mobile  preview   Liferay  Sync  
  22. 22. SOCIAL LEARNING AND INFORMAL LEARNING
  23. 23. GAMIFICATION AND GAME BASED LEARNING
  24. 24. RAPID ELEARNING DEVELOPMENT TOOLS & TIN CAN API
  25. 25. LEARNING ANALYTICS Social  analyAcs  of  Liferay  
  26. 26. VIDEO BASED LEARNING Liferay  Sync  
  27. 27. MORE HANDS-ON INFO ON THE DEMO SESSION
  28. 28. QUESTIONS?
  29. 29. WE ARE…
  30. 30. ME OLEMME

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