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Strijker, A. (2005 12 06). Piloting Sakai In A Master Course Does It Really Work. Pilot sakai experience hci open source elo vlc lms problems implementation master course university of twente

Strijker, A. (2005 12 06). Piloting Sakai In A Master Course Does It Really Work. Pilot sakai experience hci open source elo vlc lms problems implementation master course university of twente

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  • 1. PILOTING SAKAI IN A MASTER COURSE: DOES IT REALLY WORK? Dr. Allard Strijker University of Twente, The Netherlands SAKAI CONFERENCE, ATLANTA 5-8 DECEMBER 2006
  • 2. Overview of the presentation
    • Personal Background
    • Organization
    • Pilot
    • Expectations
    • Master program
    • Course setup
    • Conclusions
  • 3. Personal Background
    • Educational designer / Teacher
    • Started in 1997 developer Teletop Course Management System
    • From 2000 focus on research:
      • Standards for educational technology
      • Reuse of learning material
      • Interoperability
  • 4.  
  • 5. University of Twente Campus
  • 6. Profile of the university
    • Founded in 1961
    • Research University
    • Entrepreneurial Research University
    • First (and only) Dutch campus university
    • Focus on technological developments and their management in the knowledge society
  • 7. Education
    • 5 Faculties
    • 23 Bachelor programmes
    • 31 Master programmes
    • Bachelor & Master students: 7357
    • PhD’s: 703
    • International students: 344
    • International PhD’s: 285
  • 8. Personnel in numbers
  • 9. Campus Facilities
    • High speed network (UT)
      • Wifi on whole campus (largest hotspot in Europe; > 650 AP’s on site + 14 AP’s in Enschede City)
    • Labs
      • High pressure
      • Virtual Reality
      • Cleanroom
    • Multifunctional Education facilities
    • Etc.
  • 10. History – Choice for a CMS
    • Blackboard, eCollege, Moodle, N@tschool
    aTutor, ANGEL, .LRN, LAMS Sakai, Croquet, WebCT
  • 11. Teletop Course Environment
  • 12. What was going on? (1)
    • 1997: Initial development of TeleTOP in Department of Educational Technology
    • 2000-now: large-scale use of TeleTOP in all departments
      • Incl. new, richer releases
      • 2003: commercial spin-off: TeleTOP BV
    • 2003: first student portal (developed by students!)
  • 13. A little bit of history (2)
    • 2004: lots of activities
      • open standards (IMS) are emerging, as well as the SCORM; we deliver a discussion paper
      • we move more and more to J2EE for webapps
      • students complaints grow and grow (lack of integration, information is out-of-date, inreliable and sometimes not findable)
      • UT Policy = Campus Blend: all programmes will have f2f and online components (in different mixes)
  • 14. Pilot - Reasons
    • With start of Teletop a evaluation period of 4 years was set.
    • Conclusion of evaluation report made clear a desire for
      • a services oriented approach
      • the use of portals
      • the use of open standards
      • tailored environment
      • New educational approaches
  • 15. Pilot in Master program
    • Master track Telematics Applications Education and Training (TAET).
    • Twelve students
    • Ten weeks runtime
    • Study load of 140 Hours / 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
  • 16. Expectations
    • The best of 10 year CMS experience
    • High standard of ease of use, web 20
    • Educational support
    • Mobile access
    • Complete integration of educational standards
    • Interoperability
      • Import
      • Export
    • Efficient
    • Effective
    • Reuse possibilities
  • 17. Initial Course Setup
    • Collaborative work on Wiki
    • Based on TAET Competences and course topics
    • Problem – Not experienced enough in use of Wiki.
    • I was unable to track all individual contributions to grade
  • 18. Final Course Setup
    • Scientific report as result
    • 4 assignments
    • Teacher feedback after first two assignments
    • Peer review after third assignment
    • Presentation in last lecture
  • 19. SAKAI Environment
    • Project site
    • Blend of
      • Classroom sessions
      • Lectures
      • Workshops
      • Student presentations
      • Resources
    • publishing course materials
      • articles
      • assignments and managing the meetings and doing the assignments
  • 20. Sakai Course environment
  • 21. Problems
    • Inconsistency in buttons, views, functions
    • A lot of clicking
    • Relation Assignments, Announcements, Schedule was not clear
    • Menu behavior was problematic
    • Students could not always use drop box
      • Alternative use of email, feedback problems
    • Students could not find resources
  • 22. Schedule overview
  • 23. Schedule event edit
  • 24. Schedule II
  • 25. Sakai - Resources
  • 26. Assignments overview
  • 27. Sakai - Assignments
  • 28. Sakai - Assignments
  • 29. Sakai - Dropbox
  • 30. Unaddressed Expectations
    • No real collaboration possibilities
    • No educational support
    • No mobile support
    • No interoperability possibilities
      • Import
      • Export
    • No export possibilities based
    • Yet 
  • 31. Conclusion
    • The basic functionalities work
      • But in my opinion not for a large audiences
    • Disappointed
      • Inconsistency
      • Interface problems
      • Menu behavior
      • Unclear relations between functions such as schedule, announcements, assignments, resources
      • Technical issues, access students drop box
      • Inefficient, A lot of clicking
  • 32. Solutions
    • Handbook for interface use
      • Functions
      • Views
      • Button names
    • Good examples
      • Mac OS
      • Windows
  • 33. Thank you!
    • Questions?
    • Contact:
      • Dr. Allard Strijker
      • [email_address]
      • http://users.gw.utwente.nl/strijker