Content Management Systems for English Language Educators


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My presentation at TESOL Arabia conference 2011.

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  • Thanks, Michael. I am glad you have the same interest. I found CMS as essential for ESL these days.
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  • nice presentation! I found this when browsing for a good CSM for ESL, so your keywords were appropriate! I have used Joomla, WordPress and a few others. They are all a bit annoying, but necessary I guess if you need students to login and for paying customers, etc.
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    1. 1. Content Management Systems for English Language Educators <br />Ismail Fayed<br />March 10 – 12, 2011<br /><br />FPDE, Qatar UniversityWebmaster, TESOL Arabia<br /> - Skype: ifayed - Twitter: @tweet4education<br />
    2. 2. What is a CMS?<br />A Content Management System is a software system which provides website authoring, collaboration and administration tools.<br />Designed to allow users with little knowledge of web programming languages to create and manage the site's content with relative ease.<br />Low Cost <br />Easy Customization <br />Easy to use<br />March 2011<br />Ismail Fayed<br />2<br />
    3. 3. Traditional vs. CMS websites<br /><br />March 2011<br />3<br />Ismail Fayed<br />
    4. 4. Internet Integration<br />CSS<br />Php & SQL<br />Customizable templates<br />Designed scripts (scratch CMS)<br />Commercial CMS<br />Web 2.0 sites and <br />Open scripts (open sources)<br />APIs (application program interface) examples (Google maps API, Twitter APIs, <br />March 2011<br />4<br />Ismail Fayed<br />
    5. 5. What can be in a CMS?<br />Courses<br />Communities, colleges, etc.<br />Different posts, forums, journals & blogs<br />Different sections & categories<br />Template mapping (of posts, design, pages, categories, and sections)<br />March 2011<br />5<br />Ismail Fayed<br />
    6. 6. Internet integration: A new trend<br />php & SQL<br />CSS<br />APIs<br />Web Dev. & Presence<br />Customizable templates<br />Open scripts (open sources)<br />Web 2.0 sites<br />Customizable scripts<br />March 2011<br />6<br />Ismail Fayed<br />
    7. 7. Why now?<br />Fast broadband connections<br />Social media<br />Social networks <br />Communities of Practice (CoP)<br />Cloud computing (Online OS, Online Office, etc)<br />Digital natives<br />Mobile computing (mobile communication, mobile hardware and mobile software)<br />APIs, widgets & gadgets<br />March 2011<br />Ismail Fayed<br />7<br />
    8. 8. Web development process<br /><ul><li>Information Gathering
    9. 9. Planning (purpose, audience, services)
    10. 10. Design
    11. 11. Development
    12. 12. Testing and Delivery
    13. 13. Maintenance
    14. 14. Content sharing
    15. 15. Content aggregating</li></ul><br />March 2011<br />8<br />Ismail Fayed<br />
    16. 16. CMS Early examples<br />blogs(blogger, WP, etc)<br />Wikis (wikipedia, wikimapia..)<br />Google Dashboard (blog, books, documents, SMS, Calendar, contacts, email, groups, Picasa, sites, talk, youtube, wave, etc…….) <br />Web 2.0 (Web-based content sharing)<br />Dynamic (structured)<br />Collaborative<br />Group-based<br />Yet..<br />March 2011<br />9<br />Ismail Fayed<br /><ul><li> Not totally free!
    17. 17. Security of data/ content
    18. 18. Less institutional</li></li></ul><li>Web 2.0 and social media<br />March 2011<br />Ismail Fayed<br />10<br />
    19. 19. That involves..<br />CMS roles/ permissions<br />Teacher<br />Student<br />Parent<br />Administrator<br />Management<br />Community<br />Partner Institutions (libraries, databases, alumni records, etc.)<br />March 2011<br />Ismail Fayed<br />11<br />
    20. 20. Educational CMS<br />Administrator<br />Teacher<br />CMS<br />student<br />Management<br />Colleges, libraries, etc<br />parent<br />Community<br />March 2011<br />12<br />Ismail Fayed<br />
    21. 21. Examples<br />
    22. 22. For Universities: QU..<br />QU & FPDE<br />BB communities (FPDE, QU, Levels, colleges, students)<br />BB courses<br />My Banner (students enrollment, grading, etc)<br />My QU (main CMS) with services, news, appraisal system, <br />Email servers<br />Shared drives<br />Surveys<br />March 2011<br />Ismail Fayed<br />14<br />
    23. 23. MyQU Campus portal<br />March 2011<br />Ismail Fayed<br />15<br />
    24. 24. My QU e-learning system (Blackboard)<br />March 2011<br />Ismail Fayed<br />16<br />
    25. 25. QU students services<br />March 2011<br />Ismail Fayed<br />17<br />
    26. 26. For teachers & students: Moodle<br />March 2011<br />18<br />Ismail Fayed<br /><br />
    27. 27. Moodle as a CMS<br />March 2011<br />19<br />Ismail Fayed<br />
    28. 28. Ismail Fayed, Nov. 2010<br />For Non-profit: TESOL Arabia<br /><br />
    29. 29. When signed in, you should be able see this new menu<br />Ismail Fayed, Nov. 2010<br />
    30. 30. Click on ‘Submit Article”<br />Ismail Fayed, Nov. 2010<br />
    31. 31. Enter the event details as required. Don’t allow registration. Choose if the event repetition options (weekly, monthly, yearly, or nothing)<br />Ismail Fayed, Nov. 2010<br />
    32. 32. For online conferencing: TACON Online 2011<br />March 2011<br />Ismail Fayed<br />24<br />TA Conference Online 2011 (ELT Social network)<br />
    33. 33. March 2011<br />Ismail Fayed<br />25<br />
    34. 34. March 2011<br />Ismail Fayed<br />26<br />
    35. 35. Admin View<br />WP Admin view<br />March 2011<br />Ismail Fayed<br />27<br />
    36. 36. CMS potentials<br />March 2011<br />Ismail Fayed<br />28<br />
    37. 37. Educational potentials..<br />Lesson planning<br />Students learning opportunities<br />Better communication with learners<br />Learning communities<br />Teacher support<br />Learning resources<br />Self-study<br />Documentation<br />Testing and assessment<br />March 2011<br />29<br />Ismail Fayed<br />Teaching portfolio<br />Teacher support<br />Time<br />Involvement<br />Team building<br />
    38. 38. March 2011<br />Ismail Fayed<br />30<br />Administration<br />System Administration<br />School Administration<br />Registration and Admission<br />Student Management<br />Human Resources<br />Timetabling and Class Scheduling<br />Library Management<br />Healthcare Management<br />Academic<br />Academic Programs<br />Curricula Management<br />Student Attendance<br />Assignments<br />Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities<br />Assessments and Examinations<br />Scores, Marks, and Records<br />Academic Reports and Report Cards<br />Financial<br />Fees Management<br />Core Financial Accounting<br />Payroll<br />Fixed Assets<br />Inventory Management<br />Point of Sales System<br />Community<br />Parent's Portal (Virtual School Portal)<br />SMS and Email Communication<br />Memos and Announcements<br />Time and Attendance Management<br />Colleges Portals<br />
    39. 39. References<br />March 2011<br />Ismail Fayed<br />31<br />Fayed, I. (2009). Designing and Implementing Synchronous Language Tasks . TESOL Arabia 16th Annual Conference, March 12-14, 2009<br />Web development process: <br /><br />Qatar University BB:<br />Edunile Moodle:<br />TESOL Arabia portal:<br />TACON Online 2011:<br />WordPress: <br />
    40. 40. Thank you!<br />Ismail Fayed, Nov. 2010<br />