ICLS2010: Preparing for the Long Tail of Teaching Tools

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ICLS2010: Preparing for the Long Tail of Teaching Tools

  1. 1. Preparing for the Long Tail of Teaching and Learning Tools Charles Severance and Stephanie D. Teasley School of Information, University of Michigan International Conference of the Learning Sciences Chicago, IL - June 29, 2010
  2. 2. Large-scale and enterprise Small-scale and innovative
  3. 3. A Tale of Two Eras • Mid 1990's • Innovative, experimental, lots of small teacher and student-run efforts • Rough edges, many inconsistent solutions missing basic functionality • Late 2000's • Rational development is resistant to change, very well understood • Pick a vendor, pay them and turn it on - focus on reliability • IT staff make most choices - a few teachers might be on a committee
  4. 4. Sync-O-Matic www.syncomat.com 1997
  5. 5. Title: Using Asynchronous, Web-based,Video to Humanize Distance Education 1998
  6. 6. 2003
  7. 7. 120 Membership Level Non-Profit 100 80 60 40 20 0 1/14/04 7/12/04 1/8/05 7/7/05 1/3/06 7/2/06 12/29/06
  8. 8. 2004
  9. 9. Dr. Chuck Travel 2004-2006
  10. 10. 2006
  11. 11. Teach Relax Reflect Recharge 2007
  12. 12. 2007
  13. 13. 2008
  14. 14. Tools Commercial Interoperability Common Publishers Cartridge LMS Open Source Standards 2008 www.imsglobal.org
  15. 15. May 2010
  16. 16. Learning Tools at University of Michigan
  17. 17. 2008 Sakai Usage Data at University of Michgan (Lonn, Teasley 2009)
  18. 18. 2008 Sakai Usage Data at University of Michgan (Lonn, Teasley 2009)
  19. 19. The Single, Overarching, Enterprise Learning Management System Level of Use Ranking
  20. 20. S N Level of Use C U A O B R R S R E E O T W Ranking
  21. 21. Three Categories • Core (Management oriented) • Well known tools, widely used across multiple disciplines and teaching styles, and levels of education - included in most LMSs • Subset (Pedagogy or Particular kind of Management) • Very widely used within a a few disciplines, teaching styles, levels, etc • Narrow / Experimental • Limited to a particular book, course, topic, school, culture, etc...
  22. 22. University of Michigan University of Michigan Ann Arbor Flint https://www.lecturetools.com/ Subset: Interactive Lecture Pedagogy Washtenaw Community College
  23. 23. Subset: Physics, Math, Chem
  24. 24. Narrow: People teaching a particular Chapter of a particular book
  25. 25. An Emerging Marketplace for Learning Applictions
  26. 26. A Learning App Store • Commercial Tool Providers are starting to notice this path into Learning Management Systems • With a widely supported integration standard, a logical step is an "Learning App Store" http://videos.noteflight.com/MoodleBasicLTI.mov
  27. 27. http://etherpad.org/
  28. 28. Thank You Charles Severance csev@umich.edu Stephanie Teasley steasley@umich.edu

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