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Strijker, A. (2005 12 06). Piloting Sakai In A Master Course Does It Really Work

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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