Decommissioning the University          VLE: Using SharePoint to Engage                   with Students                   ...
About Dave Coleman•    SharePoint Server MVP•    10 years working with SharePoint•    Blogger, Writer, Speaker•    dave@sh...
About Alex Bradbeer•    Learning Technologist•    Arts University College at Bournemouth•    SharePoint Noob!•    Ex-Lectu...
Agenda•    The problem with VLE’s!•    Why SharePoint?•    Implementation at AUCB•    The future•    Questions023 8097 096...
Pop Quiz1. SharePoint Admin?2. SharePoint Developer?3. SharePoint Consultant?4. Power User?023 8097 0968               www...
Pop Quiz1. Schools?2. Colleges?3. Universities?4. Business?023 8097 0968              www.spedutech.com
The Problem with VLEs!!023 8097 0968                             www.spedutech.com
What is a VLE?•    Virtual Learning Environment•    Utopian dream of packaged learning(!)•    Is it a drop box?•    Is it ...
What we had (2005-2011)…                                  Blackboard v.9.2023 8097 0968                             www.sp...
What we have established (so far!)                            SharePoint                                 +023 8097 0968   ...
What a ‘VLE’ means to usAcademic ‘Jump Point’ for studentsCentralised Repository for Learning Resources – a place for st...
Aspects of a ‘VLE’ we don’t use☒ Annual Recycle – we update the same areas☒ Assessment – we record/publish grades  through...
The roots of the VLE problem• Boxed approach: 1 size fits all• Lack of (easy) development• Isolated (separate from other s...
Why we chose SharePoint• We originally wanted a DMS…• …but it provided us with platform to develop  more:       – Gateway/...
Sign in…?023 8097 0968               www.spedutech.com
…and again… and again?023 8097 0968                            www.spedutech.com
023 8097 0968   www.spedutech.com
Initial SharePoint Vision For AUCB                                 Course                                  Blogs          ...
Implementation at AUCB• Minimal Stake Holder involvement       – Key individuals from departments       – Board level agre...
Phased Approach• Preparation:       – Active Directory – spring clean!       – ISA – firewalls to keep content internal an...
Phased Approach• Phase One:       – Student Portal       – Staff Portal       – DMS       – Single Sign On – Email, Studen...
023 8097 0968   www.spedutech.com
023 8097 0968   www.spedutech.com
023 8097 0968   www.spedutech.com
Why add WordPress?• Richer (media) experience than SharePoint• More immediate for staff to get used to  (familiarity, simp...
Phased Approach• Phase Two:       – Intranet       – My Stats       – Contact Directory       – Enhancements – Remote acce...
The fast moving landscape023 8097 0968                           www.spedutech.com
Where are we heading• Transparency – business processes• Communication – using suitable channels       – Announcements    ...
Questions023 8097 0968               www.spedutech.com
Contacts•    Email:- dave@sharepointedutech.com•    Twitter:- @davecoleman146•    http://sharepointedutech.com•    abradbe...
Thank you for attending!023 8097 0968                              www.spedutech.com
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  1. 1. Decommissioning the University VLE: Using SharePoint to Engage with Students CS703 Dave Coleman & Alex Bradbeer023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  2. 2. About Dave Coleman• SharePoint Server MVP• 10 years working with SharePoint• Blogger, Writer, Speaker• dave@sharepointedutech.com• @davecoleman146• http://sharepointedutech.com023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  3. 3. About Alex Bradbeer• Learning Technologist• Arts University College at Bournemouth• SharePoint Noob!• Ex-Lecturer, Graphic/Web Designer• abradbeer@aucb.ac.uk• www.aucb.ac.uk023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  4. 4. Agenda• The problem with VLE’s!• Why SharePoint?• Implementation at AUCB• The future• Questions023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  5. 5. Pop Quiz1. SharePoint Admin?2. SharePoint Developer?3. SharePoint Consultant?4. Power User?023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  6. 6. Pop Quiz1. Schools?2. Colleges?3. Universities?4. Business?023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  7. 7. The Problem with VLEs!!023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  8. 8. What is a VLE?• Virtual Learning Environment• Utopian dream of packaged learning(!)• Is it a drop box?• Is it a communication device?• Is it a magic ‘teaching’ box (eLearning)?• Essentially it is a platform to disseminate learning resources to students023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  9. 9. What we had (2005-2011)… Blackboard v.9.2023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  10. 10. What we have established (so far!) SharePoint +023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com WordPress
  11. 11. What a ‘VLE’ means to usAcademic ‘Jump Point’ for studentsCentralised Repository for Learning Resources – a place for staff to ‘publish’ contentMaking Announcements to year groups023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  12. 12. Aspects of a ‘VLE’ we don’t use☒ Annual Recycle – we update the same areas☒ Assessment – we record/publish grades through our student records system☒ SCORM-based learning packages or ‘eLearning’ – we are primarily a studio-based institution023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  13. 13. The roots of the VLE problem• Boxed approach: 1 size fits all• Lack of (easy) development• Isolated (separate from other systems)• Not in tune with today’s cornucopia of social media, searchability etc• Overly complex - too many (archaic) tools• Cost023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  14. 14. Why we chose SharePoint• We originally wanted a DMS…• …but it provided us with platform to develop more: – Gateway/portal to other resources – Centralized Platform (Single Sign On) – Improve Business efficiencies023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  15. 15. Sign in…?023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  16. 16. …and again… and again?023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  17. 17. 023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  18. 18. Initial SharePoint Vision For AUCB Course Blogs Email Live @ EDU Student SharePoint SharePoint Records Statistics Intranet023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  19. 19. Implementation at AUCB• Minimal Stake Holder involvement – Key individuals from departments – Board level agreement around DMS – Quiz course leaders to establish what should replace Blackboard023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  20. 20. Phased Approach• Preparation: – Active Directory – spring clean! – ISA – firewalls to keep content internal and utilise as SSO mechanism023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  21. 21. Phased Approach• Phase One: – Student Portal – Staff Portal – DMS – Single Sign On – Email, Student Records etc – Course Blogs (WordPress) – RSS feeds acting as announcements; pages as media publishing023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  22. 22. 023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  23. 23. 023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  24. 24. 023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  25. 25. Why add WordPress?• Richer (media) experience than SharePoint• More immediate for staff to get used to (familiarity, simplified)• Flexibility – plugins etc023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  26. 26. Phased Approach• Phase Two: – Intranet – My Stats – Contact Directory – Enhancements – Remote access to servers; opening hours lists etc023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  27. 27. The fast moving landscape023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  28. 28. Where are we heading• Transparency – business processes• Communication – using suitable channels – Announcements – Email – SMS – Blogging etc• Efficiencies – Academia parallel with Business; departments activities less isolated023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  29. 29. Questions023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  30. 30. Contacts• Email:- dave@sharepointedutech.com• Twitter:- @davecoleman146• http://sharepointedutech.com• abradbeer@aucb.ac.uk023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
  31. 31. Thank you for attending!023 8097 0968 www.spedutech.com
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