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  • 1. Chamilo 2.0: A Second Generation Open Source E-learning and Collaboration Platform Jean-Marie Maes University college Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
  • 2. Introduction In this presentation: – What is Chamilo & the Chamilo Association ( Dokeos) – Why a completely new Chamilo 2.0? – What after Chamilo 2.0? – Questions – Short demonstration
  • 3. Why Chamilo – Dokeos: – evolution towards closed source – no decision making structure – stalemate on starting an association • Chamilo: • radical choice for open source: GPLv3 • the Chamilo Association is open to all stakeholders • trademark Chamilo lies with the Chamilo Association
  • 4. Present structure of Chamilo 1.8.x is too restrictive • Learning Management system of the first generation: set of loosely integrated tools • Documents, exercises,... are saved within a course: – platform wide search function is difficult to make – problem of duplication of data • The course metaphor is restrictive, does not really fit: – projects – communication within specific groups or communities – collaboration that is not course related • Integration with other applications is possible but difficult
  • 5. Chamilo 2.0: New structure
  • 6. Chamilo 2.0: advantages • Can be used with several data base systems (abstraction layer) • A basis for a variety of easily extendable applications: • portal functionality • ‘courses’: webLCMS • search function • applications not (only) course related: • personal messenger • personal calendar • portfolio • assessment • survey • forum • wiki • etc. • Opportunities for new initiatives within the Chamilo Association & Community
  • 7. Chamilo 2.0: state of affairs (1) + (largely) completed: (no or minimal loss of functionalities compared with 1.8.6.2) • Object oriented kernel software kernel • Standard modules in ‘weblcms’ • Objects: univocal basic structure, versioning • Migration tool largely completed • Tracking & reporting (statistics) • Assessment & surveys: exercises, tests and surveys, competency-based (under development) & peer assessment • Frame work of web services for exchanging data with other applications • Greatly improved and extended administration section • Roles & rights (analysis, basic structure, basic general implementation) • Learning path • videoconferencing (dimdim) • external repositories integration: Google Docs, Picasa, Flickr, You Tube, but also Matterhorn, Mediamosa and Fedora Repository support • Portal functionalities: support for CAS, OpenId, Shibboleth …
  • 8. Chamilo 2.0: state of affairs (2) • to do: • Interface: some streamlining necessary as to usability and accessibility • Roles & rights: extend it to some applications & to deeper levels • Evaluation tools: extend competency based evaluation • Tracking & reporting: some streamlining • Refactoring (limited), debugging ... • Cf.: roadmap & support: http://support.chamilo.org/projects/chamilo-20 • Alpha and Beta released • Further release schedule: • October 18th: Release of the second Chamilo 2.0 BETA • November 22th: Release of the Chamilo 2.0 Release Candidate • December 2010th: Release of Chamilo 2.0 • All further information on: http://www.chamilo.org/
  • 9. What after Chamilo 2.0? • Automatic generation of metadata: using state of the art linguistic technology • Standards and norms: IMS, QTI, Scorm, portfolio … • Flexibility & personalization: PLE, portable personal environment with a view towards livelong learning • More general use of web services A clear structure facilitates the evolution in various directions and makes it easy to add applications.
  • 10. Input? • Questions? • Contact: – digitaal-leren@hogent.be – http://digitaal-leren.hogent.be – jeanmarie.maes@hogent.be • Chamilo software – community: http://www.chamilo.org/ – support site: http://support.chamilo.org/ – test platform: http://beta.chamilo.org
  • 11. Demonstration