Beth Shepherd, beth_shepherd@ncsu.edu
Today’s AgendaWhy we searchedCreating a search planConducting the evaluationRecommending a product
History             Plan   Evaluation   Recommendation   Why conduct an    SLMS search?
Why              Plan   Evaluation   Recommendation      What is an SLMS?
Why   Plan   Evaluation   Recommendation
Why   Plan                         Evaluation   Recommendation                 SLMS              Search Plan             h...
Why       Plan                                                                         Evaluation   Recommendation        ...
Why   Plan                                  Evaluation   Recommendation                            Campus IT              ...
Why   Plan   Evaluation            Recommendation                  Conducting the                    Evaluation
Why     Plan       Evaluation                               Recommendation               SLMS Search Initial Committee    ...
Why   Plan   Evaluation   Recommendation
Why   Plan   Evaluation             Recommendation        http://go.ncsu.edu/slms-rubric
Why   Plan   Evaluation   Recommendation
Why    Plan   Evaluation                          Recommendation                                Blackboard Collaborate    ...
Why    Plan   Evaluation                        Recommendation                              Blackboard Collaborate      Ad...
Why    Plan    Evaluation                      Recommendation                             Blackboard Collaborate      Adob...
Why   Plan   Evaluation          Recommendation                          Elluminate                          Moderator    ...
Why    Plan    Evaluation                      Recommendation                             Blackboard Collaborate      Adob...
Why   Plan    Evaluation                                      Recommendation                             SLMS Campus      ...
Why   Plan   Evaluation                                                 Recommendation                                    ...
Why   Plan   Evaluation          Recommendation        SLMS Committee – Google Doc
Why   Plan   Evaluation                      Recommendation                  Saba Centra                  Blackboard    Co...
Why   Plan   Evaluation                                         Recommendation                                   Office   ...
Why    Plan   Evaluation                      Recommendation      • Use Case Evaluation      • Product Evaluation      • F...
Why   Plan   Evaluation   Recommendation                              Recommending a                                  Prod...
Why   Plan   Evaluation   Recommendation              Our recommendation:
Why   Plan   Evaluation   Recommendation                     Why?
Why   Plan    Evaluation     Recommendation                                     SLMS Campus                               ...
Why   Plan      Evaluation   Recommendation                                      * Most accessible                        ...
Why   Plan   Evaluation   Recommendation                                  SLMS Campus                                   Co...
Why   Plan   Evaluation     Recommendation                          * Best pricing based on                             ou...
Why   Plan      Evaluation   Recommendation             SLMS                                         LMS        Recommenda...
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Conducting an SLMS Search: NCSU's Evaluation of the Synchronous Learning Management Field

  1. 1. Beth Shepherd, beth_shepherd@ncsu.edu
  2. 2. Today’s AgendaWhy we searchedCreating a search planConducting the evaluationRecommending a product
  3. 3. History Plan Evaluation Recommendation Why conduct an SLMS search?
  4. 4. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation What is an SLMS?
  5. 5. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation
  6. 6. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation SLMS Search Plan http://go.ncsu.edu/ slms-search-plan
  7. 7. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation Spring/Summer 2013-2014 Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Fall 2012 2012 Academic Year • Initial market • Narrow semi-finalists • Large committee • Pilot • Adopt evaluation • Moderator survey evaluate finalists recommendation recommendation • Report findings • Recommend new SLMS system
  8. 8. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation Campus IT Directors SLMS Search Plan College Needs and LMS Steering Policy Recommend -ations
  9. 9. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation Conducting the Evaluation
  10. 10. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation SLMS Search Initial Committee Andy Click Dede Nelson Greg Kraus Beth Shepherd
  11. 11. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation
  12. 12. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation http://go.ncsu.edu/slms-rubric
  13. 13. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation
  14. 14. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation Blackboard Collaborate Merit WebConnect Adobe Connect Big Blue Button Skype GoToMeeting WebEx Meeting Center Saba Centra WebEx Training Center Microsoft LYNC Polycom CMA-D Google+ omNovia iLinc Talking Communities LiveOn FastViewer CCC Confer
  15. 15. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation Blackboard Collaborate Adobe Connect Big Blue Button GoToMeeting WebEx Meeting Center Saba Centra WebEx TrainingCenter iLinc
  16. 16. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation Blackboard Collaborate Adobe Connect Saba Centra WebEx TrainingCenter iLinc
  17. 17. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation Elluminate Moderator Survey
  18. 18. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation Blackboard Collaborate Adobe Connect Meeting Center Saba Centra WebEx Training Center iLinc
  19. 19. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation SLMS Campus Committee Accessibility SLMS Licensing & Study Selection Implementation Benchmarking
  20. 20. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation CHASS ARE Libraries CALS CFFACE OIT CED CNR LPAHE 4-H SLMS Campus ITRE DELTA COE BTEC Committee
  21. 21. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation SLMS Committee – Google Doc
  22. 22. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation Saba Centra Blackboard Committee Collaborate Evaluation WebEx Meeting Center
  23. 23. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation Office Hours/Exa m Reviews Webinars/T Class raining Lecture/Dis Events Use cussion Cases Student Group Meetings Presentatio ns
  24. 24. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation • Use Case Evaluation • Product Evaluation • Final Product Comparison Evaluation
  25. 25. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation Recommending a Product
  26. 26. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation Our recommendation:
  27. 27. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation Why?
  28. 28. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation SLMS Campus Committee Accessibility SLMS Licensing & Study Selection Implementation Benchmarking
  29. 29. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation * Most accessible * Significantly more thought given to Accessibility accessibility Study * Other products have significant issues * NOTE: No product perfect
  30. 30. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation SLMS Campus Committee * Feature set * Ease of use * Documentation & support * High cost of change
  31. 31. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation * Best pricing based on our current models * Unlimited, concurrent usage * Unlimited moderators Licensing & * Likely restrictions with Implementation other products’ pricing models * Extremely easy upgrade for our systems
  32. 32. Why Plan Evaluation Recommendation SLMS LMS Recommendation Steering Report available at https://wolfware.ncsu.edu/sops/slms_search/SLMSRecommendationReport.pdf
  33. 33. Beth Shepherd, beth_shepherd@ncsu.edu

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