Adventures in Open Source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College Keith Landa SUNY CIT 26 May 2011 http://purchase.academia.e...
Overview <ul><li>Purchase College </li></ul><ul><li>Our vision for open source @ Purchase </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle – LMS  ...
Background Liberal Arts and Sciences plus Arts Conservatories ~4200 FTE Residential campus - F2F courses Liberal arts plus...
Student Information System Library Information Systems Academic Analytics Campus Repository The View from 30,000 Feet Live...
Focus on teaching & learning - Robust set of activities & resources - Add-on modules from the community - Moodle developme...
Library reserves project <ul><li>Prior systems: paper forms, Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Limited notifications </li></ul...
 
 
 
 
Campus lessons - Moodle <ul><li>LMS focus should be learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty AND student perspectives </li><...
Video @ Purchase
Faculty use of video in Moodle <ul><li>YouTube resources very popular </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle multimedia filter </li>...
<ul><li>Commercial/community hybrid </li></ul><ul><li>http://corp.kaltura.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kaltura.org/  ...
Kaltura-Moodle integration <ul><li>Video resource </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Media added to Kaltura through Moodle </li></ul></...
 
Streaming video rights <ul><li>Librarian role in obtaining streaming rights </li></ul><ul><li>Direct access to Kaltura pub...
 
 
 
Campus lessons - Kaltura <ul><li>Good feature set </li></ul><ul><li>SaaS plus community source model </li></ul><ul><li>Dev...
WordPress, Drupal, OpenScholar WordPress -Implemented on campus before Moodle - http:// blogs.purchase.edu -Some active in...
Why were we so interested? -Legacy faculty web page service -Faculty desire for self-service -Information reuse possibilit...
Ease of faculty updates -Editing existing content -Adding new items -Default layouts, widgets
Faculty choice of -features -themes/appearance Ability to add others Central content access However….
Campus lessons - OpenScholar <ul><li>Make sure application is ready for primetime </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Default authentica...
 
Campus lessons – WordPress, Drupal <ul><li>WordPress – plug-in proliferation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plug-in and version upg...
Student Information System Library Information Systems Academic Analytics Campus Repository Live Classroom
Questions? Keith Landa [email_address] http://openscholar.purchase.edu/keith_landa
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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.
  • Adventures in Open-source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College

    1. 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. 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. 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. 4. Student Information System Library Information Systems Academic Analytics Campus Repository The View from 30,000 Feet Live Classroom
    5. 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. 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>
    7. 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>
    8. 12. Video @ Purchase
    9. 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>
    10. 14. <ul><li>Commercial/community hybrid </li></ul><ul><li>http://corp.kaltura.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kaltura.org/ </li></ul>
    11. 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>
    12. 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>
    13. 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>
    14. 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
    15. 23. Why were we so interested? -Legacy faculty web page service -Faculty desire for self-service -Information reuse possibilities -External faculty profile pages
    16. 24. Ease of faculty updates -Editing existing content -Adding new items -Default layouts, widgets
    17. 25. Faculty choice of -features -themes/appearance Ability to add others Central content access However….
    18. 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>
    19. 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>
    20. 29. Student Information System Library Information Systems Academic Analytics Campus Repository Live Classroom
    21. 30. Questions? Keith Landa [email_address] http://openscholar.purchase.edu/keith_landa

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