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Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College
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Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College

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26 May 2011 presentation to SUNY CIT conference (20/20 Vision: Looking Forward & Remembering the Past)

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  • Moodle is our learning management system platform. We switched from Blackboard to Moodle over the course of the 2009/2010 academic year.
  • Moodle is our learning management system platform. We switched from Blackboard to Moodle over the course of the 2009/2010 academic year.
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  • Moodle is our learning management system platform. We switched from Blackboard to Moodle over the course of the 2009/2010 academic year.
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    • 1. Adventures in Open Source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College Keith Landa SUNY CIT 26 May 2011 http://purchase.academia.edu/KeithLanda http://www.slideshare.net/keith.landa
    • 2. Overview <ul><li>Purchase College </li></ul><ul><li>Our vision for open source @ Purchase </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle – LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Kaltura – video support </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal, WordPress & OpenScholar </li></ul><ul><li>Mahara – e-portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Big Blue Button – live classroom </li></ul>
    • 3. Background Liberal Arts and Sciences plus Arts Conservatories ~4200 FTE Residential campus - F2F courses Liberal arts plus studio focus Some online course development COIL and international programming
    • 4. Student Information System Library Information Systems Academic Analytics Campus Repository The View from 30,000 Feet Live Classroom
    • 5. Focus on teaching & learning - Robust set of activities & resources - Add-on modules from the community - Moodle development pathway Costs - No licensing costs - Similar support costs Integration - Other systems - Web 2.0 world Flexible open architecture Why @ Purchase? Risk management - Risks of open source - Commercial products have different risks
    • 6. Library reserves project <ul><li>Prior systems: paper forms, Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Limited notifications </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle block to mediate interaction between faculty, library and students in course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course-based requests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty and librarian dashboards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course-based notifications </li></ul></ul>
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    • 11. Campus lessons - Moodle <ul><li>LMS focus should be learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty AND student perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Change is hard, and exhilarating </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the risk you’re comfortable with </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of community critical mass for open source apps </li></ul><ul><li>Clear roadmap for product development </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage LMS to meet other campus needs </li></ul>
    • 12. Video @ Purchase
    • 13. Faculty use of video in Moodle <ul><li>YouTube resources very popular </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle multimedia filter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embedding other video sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web video not sufficient </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy, copyright needs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video uploads to Moodle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>150 MB limit per file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Playback issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course backups in the multi-GB range </li></ul></ul>
    • 14. <ul><li>Commercial/community hybrid </li></ul><ul><li>http://corp.kaltura.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kaltura.org/ </li></ul>
    • 15. Kaltura-Moodle integration <ul><li>Video resource </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Media added to Kaltura through Moodle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload bypasses Moodle (file size issues) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Playback controls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video assignment type </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student submitted videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video sequencing tools: content bank, timeline, transitions </li></ul></ul>
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    • 17. Streaming video rights <ul><li>Librarian role in obtaining streaming rights </li></ul><ul><li>Direct access to Kaltura publisher dashboard </li></ul><ul><li>Upload & transcode video </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule availability </li></ul><ul><li>Provide embed code for Moodle courses </li></ul>
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    • 21. Campus lessons - Kaltura <ul><li>Good feature set </li></ul><ul><li>SaaS plus community source model </li></ul><ul><li>Developer/support community </li></ul>
    • 22. WordPress, Drupal, OpenScholar WordPress -Implemented on campus before Moodle - http:// blogs.purchase.edu -Some active individual blogs -Departmental use instead of homegrown CMS -e.g.: http:// tltc.blogs.purchase.edu Drupal -Replacement for our home-grown CMS? -CampusEAI portal – includes CMS -Drupal for special projects - http:// drupalsites.purchase.edu OpenScholar -Faculty scholarly web pages -Customized Drupal application
    • 23. Why were we so interested? -Legacy faculty web page service -Faculty desire for self-service -Information reuse possibilities -External faculty profile pages
    • 24. Ease of faculty updates -Editing existing content -Adding new items -Default layouts, widgets
    • 25. Faculty choice of -features -themes/appearance Ability to add others Central content access However….
    • 26. Campus lessons - OpenScholar <ul><li>Make sure application is ready for primetime </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Default authentication, site creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Server constraints </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be prepared for community growing pains </li></ul><ul><li>Persistence </li></ul>
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    • 28. Campus lessons – WordPress, Drupal <ul><li>WordPress – plug-in proliferation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plug-in and version upgrades </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Initial decisions can be critical – WP config </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress is easy for most users </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal is powerful, can be daunting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for turn-key Drupal set-ups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event scheduling, video </li></ul></ul>
    • 29. Student Information System Library Information Systems Academic Analytics Campus Repository Live Classroom
    • 30. Questions? Keith Landa [email_address] http://openscholar.purchase.edu/keith_landa

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