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Presentation given to SUNY Potsdam's Teaching and Learning with Technology Day …

Presentation given to SUNY Potsdam's Teaching and Learning with Technology Day
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  • Presentation given for the ‘Teaching and Learning with Technology Day’ session at SUNY Potsdam, 20 January 2011
  • Self-host vs. vendor host: http://www.slideshare.net/keith.landa/the-lms-delimma-self-host-or-vendor-host-kurt-beer
  • 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. Moodle @ Purchase Keith Landa Purchase College http://www.slideshare.net/keith.landa
    • 2. Why Moodle @ Purchase? 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 Risk management - Risks of open source - Commercial products have different risks Integration - Other systems - Web 2.0 world Flexible open architecture
    • 3. Background – Purchase – 2008 Liberal Arts and Sciences plus Arts Conservatories ~4200 FTE Web enhancement of F2F courses ERes electronic reserves
    • 4. LMS review @ Purchase Fall 2008 : faculty task force established; faculty survey; discussion of selection criteria (functionality, technical requirements, costs) Spring 2009 : Moodle production system established; pilot Moodle courses (~20); student survey (key driver); ongoing communication; development of general sense among faculty that ‘we’re going with Moodle’…. Context : faculty dissatisfaction with Blackboard; superficial use of LMS; escalating costs Summer 2009 : summer faculty workshop series (new); course conversion and course prep; consolidation of electronic reserves into Moodle courses Fall 2009/Spring 2010 : transition year; immediate termination of ERes; one more year of Blackboard; faculty assisted to move courses to Moodle; ongoing Moodle workshops; termination of Blackboard at end of year
    • 5. Faculty Blackboard uses
      • Distribute materials
      • Library services
      • Integration with SIS
      • Course communications
      • Links to external web sites
      • One stop shopping for students
      • Discussion forum
      • Gradebook
      • New media (blogs, wikis, podcasts)
      • Drop boxes
      • Student collaboration tools
      • Course reports
      • Self-directed lessons
      • Online quizzing
      • Real-time tools (chat, etc)
      • Clickers
      LMS desired features No “killer app” tying us to Blackboard
    • 6. Student Survey Responses
    • 7. Implementation – course migration
      • Blackboard - ~1000 courses; ERes – substantially more
      • ERes – document download, upload to Moodle
      • Blackboard – Moodle can import Blackboard course archives (zip files), but…. (problems with the Bb archives)
      • Temp services staff - ~300 hours from May to Aug 2009, primarily ERes migration
      • Bb course migration on request during 2009/2010 year
    • 8. Implementation – faculty development
      • Spring 2009 workshops: hour long sessions, various topics; early adopters; 28 faculty
      • 2009 Summer Faculty Workshop Series: new programming, not just Moodle; half- and full-day workshops; stipends; 36 faculty at Moodle sessions
      • Fall 2009: Moodle Kickoff workshops; Getting Started, Gradebook, Learning Activity; 98 faculty
    • 9. Implementation – server config
      • Virtual servers for production and for test/dev
        • More control over test environment
      • Windows Server 2008 x64
      • 4 CPUs
      • 4 GB RAM
      • 30 GB C: drive; 100 GB E: drive
      • MS SQL and PHP
    • 10. Cost comparisons Switch to Moodle saves us over $50K each year (Blackboard and ERes licensing costs) Risk management: self-host vs vendor host http://goo.gl/tQ5uX Blackboard Moodle Licensing $40K $0K Server VM VM Staff Fraction FTE server admin 1 FTE instructional tech Fraction FTE server admin 1 FTE instructional tech Course migration NA $3K onetime (ERes, mostly) Faculty development ?? $3.6K summer 2009
    • 11. Community contributed modules Community Modules and Plugins page http:// moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?id =6009 Map activity Lightbox Gallery resource
    • 12. Bringing the cloud into the course
    • 13. Student Information System Library Information Systems Academic Analytics Campus Repository Enrollment automation Open advantages
      • Library integration
      • Reserve requests
      • Electronic resources
      Senior projects
    • 14. 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
    • 15. Campus lessons - Moodle
      • LMS focus should be learning
        • Faculty AND student perspectives
      • Change is hard, and exhilarating
      • Choose the risk you’re comfortable with
      • Importance of community critical mass for open source apps
      • Clear roadmap for product development
    • 16. Student Information System Library Information Systems Academic Analytics Campus Repository The View from 30,000 Feet
    • 17. Community of Inquiry model
      • Student engagement
      • with content
      • with instructor
      • with each other
      http://communitiesofinquiry.com/
    • 18. 7 Principles of Good Practice
      • Encourages contact between students and faculty
      • Develops reciprocity and cooperation among students.
      • Encourages active learning.
      • Gives prompt feedback.
      • Emphasizes time on task.
      • Communicates high expectations.
      • Respects diverse talents and ways of learning.
    • 19. LMS orientations
      • Example Blackboard course
      • Example Moodle course
        • Main page sections
        • Blocks
        • Moodle navigation
        • Course page mirrors class, integrated resources and learning activities
        • “Scroll of death”
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    • 23. Setting up a learning module
      • Defining the module
        • Using the section summary
      • Module learning objectives
        • Add a resource -> Compose a web page
        • Name and Full text fields
        • Window options
      • Creating organization: use of Labels
    • 24. Student engagement w/ content
      • Context & student engagement w/ the content
      • Files: your private staging area
        • Linking to specific files
        • Displaying a directory (folder) / image gallery
        • File links in Moodle text
        • Media filters
      • Linking to web sites
      • Integrating with Web 2.0 resources
        • Repositories in Moodle 2.0
        • YouTube, Vimeo, VoiceThread, Google Docs
    • 25. Discussion forums
      • Student engagement with peers & instructor
      • Student-faculty contact; feedback; active learning
      • 4 forum types in Moodle (now 5 in 2.0)
        • Ex: single topic format; YouTube discussion
        • Q&A forum; reading reflection example
      • Rating discussion forums
    • 26. Student collaboration
      • Reciprocity and active learning
      • Wiki activity
        • Configuration and use
        • Pedagogical considerations: combined use of group forum and wiki project
      • Database activity
        • Structured contributions; activity configuration
        • Commenting and rating
        • Glossary activity
    • 27. Communication tools
      • Course announcements (News Forum)
        • Tie to Latest News block
        • Forum archive and email to class members
      • Moodle messaging
        • IM functionality within Moodle
        • Email notices
        • Permanent archive
      • Chat activity (eg, office hours)
      • Calendar and Upcoming Events
    • 28. Assignments in Moodle
      • Feedback; student/faculty engagement/contact
      • Assignment types; configuration
      • Student and faculty views
      • Grading and providing feedback
    • 29. Quizzes / Assessments
      • Question bank
        • Question types
        • Organizing questions
        • Question import
      • Configuring quizzes
        • Formative vs summative
        • Question selection
        • Feedback options
    • 30. Course reports
      • Course logs
      • Participation reports
      • Activity reports
      • Student activity reports
      • Connection between reports and messaging
    • 31. Questions? Keith Landa Purchase College SUNY 914-251-6450 [email_address]

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