Using Open-Sourced Platform to Facilitate Students’ Learning: An Implementation of Drupal as a Learning Management System<...
Today’s Agenda<br />Background<br />Problem(s)<br />Pilot Study<br />Demonstration<br />Evaluation<br />Discussion<br />
Background<br />Angel is the official LMS at Penn State<br />The University started to search for new LMS or keep using An...
Problem(s)<br />Where to find pilot group without trouble?<br />Who should be included in pilot group?<br />What should be...
Pilot Study<br />Engineering students with leadership minor<br />Traditional course is provided in tri-semester<br />20 to...
Pilot Study (Conti.)<br />In the past, students used Angel to access everything about the class.<br />
Pilot Study (Conti.)<br />But it is not easy to manage everything for students or for faculty members.<br />
Since Summer 2011, we used Drupal to serve as a LMS for the students.<br />Integrated with Social Media (Facebook & LinkEd...
Demonstration<br />What we will demonstrate?<br /><ul><li>Frontpage
Syllabus
People
Modules
Assignments
Forums
Calendar</li></li></ul><li>Demonstration (Cont.)<br />Frontpage<br />
Demonstration (Cont.)<br />Syllabus<br />
Demonstration (Cont.)<br />People<br />
Demonstration (Cont.)<br />Modules<br />
Demonstration (Cont.)<br />Assignments<br />
Demonstration (Cont.)<br />Forums<br />
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Presentation in 2011 Distance Learning Conference

  1. 1. Using Open-Sourced Platform to Facilitate Students’ Learning: An Implementation of Drupal as a Learning Management System<br />I-Pang Fu<br />Naifen Su<br />Dr. Wesley Donahue<br />Sep 29, 2011 @ Columbus, GA<br />
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda<br />Background<br />Problem(s)<br />Pilot Study<br />Demonstration<br />Evaluation<br />Discussion<br />
  3. 3. Background<br />Angel is the official LMS at Penn State<br />The University started to search for new LMS or keep using Angel within 2 years<br />Demand of hybrid/online courses increases at Penn State<br />Faculty members’ expectation about LMS<br />Students’ expectation about LMS<br />
  4. 4. Problem(s)<br />Where to find pilot group without trouble?<br />Who should be included in pilot group?<br />What should be moved into new platform?<br />What is the time frame?<br />Will it work?<br />
  5. 5. Pilot Study<br />Engineering students with leadership minor<br />Traditional course is provided in tri-semester<br />20 to 30 students per semester<br />Most of them are junior, senior, or super senior students<br />Discussion, team work, and presentation are the main tasks in this course<br />
  6. 6. Pilot Study (Conti.)<br />In the past, students used Angel to access everything about the class.<br />
  7. 7. Pilot Study (Conti.)<br />But it is not easy to manage everything for students or for faculty members.<br />
  8. 8. Since Summer 2011, we used Drupal to serve as a LMS for the students.<br />Integrated with Social Media (Facebook & LinkEdin)<br />Continuing improvement anytime and anywhere.<br />Cross browsers and devices.<br />Getting feedback from students every day.<br />Pilot Study (Conti.)<br />
  9. 9. Demonstration<br />What we will demonstrate?<br /><ul><li>Frontpage
  10. 10. Syllabus
  11. 11. People
  12. 12. Modules
  13. 13. Assignments
  14. 14. Forums
  15. 15. Calendar</li></li></ul><li>Demonstration (Cont.)<br />Frontpage<br />
  16. 16. Demonstration (Cont.)<br />Syllabus<br />
  17. 17. Demonstration (Cont.)<br />People<br />
  18. 18. Demonstration (Cont.)<br />Modules<br />
  19. 19. Demonstration (Cont.)<br />Assignments<br />
  20. 20. Demonstration (Cont.)<br />Forums<br />
  21. 21. Demonstration (Cont.)<br />Calendar<br />
  22. 22. Demonstration (Cont.)<br />Social Media<br />
  23. 23. Demonstration (Cont.)<br />The real demonstration coming up !<br />Explore the site.<br />Explore the social media.<br />Discussion and feedback.<br />
  24. 24. Evaluation<br />The transition from Angel to Drupal<br />Designer’s reflection<br />Students’ reflection<br />Pro / Con of using Drupal<br />
  25. 25. Discussion<br />Next step and future plan<br />Question and feedback<br />Thank you for your participation.<br />Please feel free to contact with us @izf5008@psu.edu<br />
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