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Open Syllabus (OSyl) is now a fully functional Sakai 2.7 contrib tool that helps instructors quickly organise their course's material to provide a coherent learning environment for their students.

Open Syllabus (OSyl) is now a fully functional Sakai 2.7 contrib tool that helps instructors quickly organise their course's material to provide a coherent learning environment for their students.

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  • 1. OpenSyllabus: Building a Coherent Learning Environment in Sakai 2.x
    Jacques Raynauld, Faculty, HEC Montréal
    Martin Montminy, Business Analyst, HEC Montréal
  • 2. Finally, open syllabus is now available … …first discussion at the Newport Beach Sakai conference in December 2007 
    Thanks to the team!
    12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16
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  • 3. Objectives of the session
    Overview of a new course site authoringtool to organizequickly all your Sakai resources and tools
    Convince you of the importance of using some kind of structure or semantic approach for Sakai course websites
    Faculty? Teaching Support? IT? Deans? Students?
    Possible Sakai adoption?
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  • 4. Outline
    HEC Montréal and the origins of the project
    Syllabi and Sakai
    Quick demo of the tool
    Open Syllabus structure and architecture
    Summary, roadmap and questions
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  • 5.
    • Large business school
    • 6. Part of the University of Montreal campus
    • 7. 12 000 students
    • 8. 250 career professors
    • 9. 500 adjuncts
    • 10. 4 000 full time undergraduate students
    • 11. Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions
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  • 12. Origins of the project
    Learning material disseminated in various course web sites …
    Very confusing for the staff, the students and the public …
    Development of an in-house easy-to-use Web platform to build a centralized electronic syllabi web depot
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  • 13. Origins of the project
    Good tool …. but unable to share the code for technical reasons
    Spring 2007 : consensus to rewrite the program with a open source vision (Sakai)
    CRIM and the University of Montreal joined the team and brought their expertise and their experience (use cases)
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  • 14. Origins of the project
    Proof of concept at the Paris 2009 meetings
    Beta version at the Boston 2009 meetings
    Pilot in the 2010 Winter term
    Report on the pilot in Denver 2010
    Large roll-out in the Fall 2010 (10 000 students).
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  • 15. Syllabi and Sakai
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  • 16. Syllabi and Sakai
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    PDF - paper
    Ressources - web
    Contact information
    Objectives
    Requirements (evaluation)
    Grading
    College policies
    Schedule of readings, due date
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  • 23. Syllabi and Sakai
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    PDF - paper
    Actual Syllabus tool in Sakai
    Post a doc or PDF file
    Use an editor
    No semantic or toolintegration
    Contact information
    Objectives
    Requirements (evaluation)
    Grading
    Collegepolicies
    Schedule of readings, due date
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  • 24. Syllabi and Sakai
    There is a need for a tool to organise all the resources (files, citations) and tools (test&quiz, assignments,etc.) in one easy to consult place
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  • 25. Quick demo of the toolScreen cast http://vimeo.com/24932699Sand-box : http://osyltest.hec.ca
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  • 26. Demo
    We are going to demo a Sakai friendly version of Open Syllabus (not the one usedat HEC Montréal)
    Works likeanyother Sakai Contribtool – easy to install – part of the list of tools
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  • 27. Demo
    Creation of an OpenSyllabus course site
    Superbintegrationwithresources, citations and tools (entitypicker)
    PDF printing
    OpenSyllabus sites canbecopied (links to the tools are preserved)
    Etc.
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  • 28. Open Syllabus Architecture
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  • 29. 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16
    Open Syllabus architecture
    Root
    Structure
    Unit
    Context
    Resource
    SemanticorganizationmakesOpenSyllabus a verypowefull and evolutivetool (mobile version)
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  • 30. OpenSyllabus Architecture
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    Sakai Tools - Services
    Sakaï Server
    Open Syllabus Server
    Open Syllabus Client – Google Web Tool kit
    Exchange of XML files betweenOpen syllabus server and client
  • 31. OpenSyllabus Architecture
    Allows access to computer databases accessible trough the Z39.50 client server-protocol such as library catalogue.
    Allows a faster integration of the citation helper tool
    Integrated Library System
    Z39.50
    Repository OSID
    Implementation
    Z39.50 communications protocol
    OSID CALL
    OSID RETURN
  • 32. Summary, road map and questions
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  • 33. 10 good reasons for Open Syllabus
    Studentrequest : Whatshould I do? Whereisit? Especially for distance learning!
    Facultyrequests : keepit simple (training)!
    Regularcontribtool … simple to makeitavailable
    Thoroughlytested by 10 000 students and 500+ instructorsat HEC Montréal
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  • 34. 10 good reasons for Open Syllabus
    Easy to modify the templates for the wording of your institution
    Archive/Share/Export
    Cuttingwork : PDF printing for students
    Public gate for the community, future students, parents, etc.
    Reporting : assessmentmethods, accreditation, Bologna, etc.
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  • 35. 10 good reasons for structuredsyllabi
    Dynamic links to yourlibrarycatalog (Z39.50).
    Sakai OAE ready!
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  • 36. Road-map and questions
    Availablenowfor Sakai 2.7
    Migration to Sakai 2.8 coming
    Plans for a mobile version
    Othernicefeaturespresented by Martin Montminy – Life Cycle Management at HEC Montréal, Thursday 12:30:13:30, San Gabriel A
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  • 37. Road-map and questions
    Tech DemoWednesdayat 5pm
    http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/OSYL/OpenSyllabus+Home
    Sakai SVN – availablenow!
    Video : http://vimeo.com/24932699
    Test server : http://osyltest.hec.ca
    jacques.raynauld@hec.ca
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  • 38. New Section
    And now here’s a…
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