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Presentation given by Frank Steiner, ULCC, at the Moving to Moodle Open Forum, Coventry University, Feb 2010

Presentation given by Frank Steiner, ULCC, at the Moving to Moodle Open Forum, Coventry University, Feb 2010

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  • Digital Archiving & Digitisation - TNA, Linnean Society, DPTP, BFI, Museum Archives & Libraries Council (MLA) e-Repositories - Linnean, SOAS, SWORD, CLASM, JISC projects Desktop Support - UoL focused, Notre Dame University Media Services / Podcasting - No 10, Sheffield Uni, Birkbeck College, City University, King’s College, Middlesex Uni Hosting - City, BL, King’s European Library, JANET(UK), LMN e-Learning - 120+ customers, mainly colleges from London, Uni of Exeter, et all, hosting External System with 50k students worldwide
  • 2009/2010 - only first 6-months
  • 2009/2010 - only first 6-months
  • Cater to the needs of individuals Deliver learning more effectively National agendas of raising standards Institutions - Uni, Community, WBL Personal - the individual Social - disengaged community, learning is abstract, people dropping out Personal - ownership, disenfranchised, not suitable to you and your needs Institution - support, feedback and help, communities of knowledge & expertise, demotivation National - national curriculum, assessment criteria, inspectors and funding bodies, raise standards Professional - deskilled labour force, new curriculum & frameworks, learning is not relevant to career path
  • Involvement with community Focus on e-ILP development and success
  • Involvement with community Focus on e-ILP development and success
  • Involvement with community Focus on e-ILP development and success
  • Involvement with community Focus on e-ILP development and success
  • Involvement with community Focus on e-ILP development and success
  • Involvement with community Focus on e-ILP development and success
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    • 1. Moodle Hosting at ULCC
    • 2. Overview
      • About ULCC
      • Infrastructure
      • Personalised Learning
      • Open Source Community
    • 3. About ULCC A division of University of London 1968: Established as large scale CDC-based facility 1982: National Cray supercomputing service 1990’s: Provision of web development services Digital Archiving for The National Archives
    • 4. ULCC services to date Digital Archiving & Digitisation e-Repositories Desktop Support Media Services / Podcasting Hosting e-Learning
    • 5. Infrastructure
      • The ULCC Data Centre
      • Short video…..
    • 6. Infrastructure
      • The ULCC Data Centre
      • Dual ISP Network Connectivity
      • Uninterrupted Power Supply
      • Standby Generator
      • Physical security protection
      • Fully Air conditioned
      • Fire protection utilising a fully automatic gas suppressant system
      • Secure rack for each co-location customer
      • Ability to provide support 24/7
    • 7. Infrastructure Why is it important?
    • 8. Infrastructure Why is it important?
    • 9. Infrastructure Why is it important?
    • 10. Infrastructure Why is it important?
    • 11. Infrastructure Why is it important?
      • Advantages of VMWare platforms
      • Provide automatic fail over if a hardware platform fails
      • Resources are utilised more efficiently
      • Easy to upgrade – more CPUs, more RAM as needed
      • Easier system management
    • 12. Personalised Learning
      • 2006: DfES Harnessing Technology report
      • DfES 2020 Vision for for education
      • 2007: ULCC & RSC formulate personalised learning framework based on Open Source software
      • 2008: Moodle Hosting & e-ILP development
      • 2009: Mahara partnership (e-Portfolios)
    • 13. Personalised Learning Professional Social National Institutional Personal VLE Portfolio Assessment PLP
    • 14. Open Source Community
      • Moodle
      • Mahara
      • EPrints
      • Typo3 & Drupal
    • 15. Open Source Community e-ILP development
      • Based on customer requests
      • Jointly funded by Redbridge & ULCC
      • Phased roll out in 2007
      • Full usage in 2008
      • Great improvements & Excellence noted in Ofsted report 2009
    • 16. Open Source Community e-ILP development
      • Release of community version on Moodle.org
      • Over 6000 downloads
      • Five translations
      • Top 10 downloaded plug-in on Moodle.org
    • 17. Open Source Community MoodleMoot UK 2010
    • 18. Open Source Community MoodleMoot UK 2010
      • Moodle community event
      • Senate House, University of London
      • 13 & 14 April 2010
      • 350 pre-registrations since Dec 2009
      • Tickets on sale in February
      • Call for papers & sponsorship issued
    • 19. Moodle Hosting at ULCC
      • Any questions?
      • Contact details
      • Email: [email_address]
      • Twitter: @fstoner
      • @ulcc