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The idea of a “free” Learning Management System may be quite compelling to campuses interested in reducing costs; however, it’s not that simple. Learn how NC State University is moving to Moodle as an …

The idea of a “free” Learning Management System may be quite compelling to campuses interested in reducing costs; however, it’s not that simple. Learn how NC State University is moving to Moodle as an open source solution where resources are redirected to give our campus flexibility and control. If there are other institutions interested in very similar open source LMS topics for a panel discussion, we would be interested in participating in that in lieu of, or in addition to, a lecture-style presentation, if appropriate.

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  • MartyBackground and OverviewEarly days – Neanderthal 1999 – WebCT CE Ran a pilot, small service to supplement WW, as usage increased it became clear that a campus conversation needed to happen around LMS2003 – campus focus groups, vendor comparison, WebCT & Blackboard presentations & decision on WebCT Vista (TLTR hosted forum) – Vista selected
  • MartyChanges 2005 – WebCT bought by Blackboard (announced), but merger happened in spring 2006Support from company became sporadic (James’ info on support useful here as “notes” on the slides for speaker to refer to”2006 – started hosting for other UNC schools (fall)Feb. 2007 – Blackboard gets patent for “online learning tools” – may limit ability to go with another commercial LMS down the road
  • MartyWe’ve used commercial LMS for 8 years, CE 4 years, Vista 4 years, and WW for more than 10years – time to reevaluate our situationConfidence crisisWe aren’t getting support, but can’t fix ourselvesWhat’s out there? Participating in TLT open platform project (Donna will get from unc-tlt)
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    • 1. Free like puppies not like beer:
      Our journey from a commercial LMS to an open learning environment. 

      Lou Harrison
Dr. Martin Dulberg
    • 2. Agenda
      History of DELTA @ NC State
      History of LMS @ NC State
      Why Moodle?
      Perception Management
      Our Model
      Challenges
      Conclusion
    • 3. History of DELTA @ NC State
      DELTA was formed in July of 2000 by the reallocation of positions from:
      • Continuing Studies (Distance Education)
      • 4. Information Technology Division and the Libraries (Learning Technology Service)
      • 5. College of Engineering (Video Communications Services)
    • Founding Principles of DELTA
      Distance Education is part of the university’s academic mission and belongs in the Office of the Provost
      DE & LTshould be “married” within a single organizational structure to best leverage their synergies
      DE represents a strategic growth opportunity for the institution
      The distinctions between DE and traditional campus-based education should become increasingly blurred over time
    • 6. DELTA Vision and Mission
      Vision
      We seek to improve the quality of education by harnessing technology to provide ready access for all learners. In this way we hope to meet the challenges of a changing society.
      Mission
      DELTA promotes the quality of education by extending the reach of the faculty, collaboratively applying expertise in technology and pedagogy in an efficient, effective, and service-oriented environment.
    • 7.
    • 8. Educational Technology
      Services
      Applications Development
      Applications Support
      Media Distribution
      Video Communication Services
    • 9. History of LMS @ NC State
      Early Days
      1997 - WolfWare released
      1999 - WebCT Campus Edition Pilot
      2003 - WebCT Vista selected
      Transition to Enterprise Model
      2004 - WebCT Vista Pilot
      2005 - General release of WebCT Vista, migration from WebCT Campus Edition
    • 10. History of LMS @ NC State
      Changes
      Fall 2005 - WebCT bought by Blackboard
      Spring 2006 - Support degradation
      Then a plethora of hardware, software and support concerns plagued us, on and off, until present.
    • 11. History of LMS @ NC State
      Good time for re-evaluation
      Wolfware – 10+ years
      Campus Edition and Vista - 8 years (4 each)
      Concerns with Blackboard
      Where to go? What to do?
    • 12. Why Moodle?
      Technical perspective - Moodle
      Based on a LAMP architecture
      Linux Apache MySQLPHP
      Robust and readily modifiable
      WolfWare has similar architecture
    • 13. Why Moodle?
      Technical perspective - Moodle
      Architecture suited to the campus needs
      Fits technically
      Campus has LAMP expertise
      Successful integrations already (R&R)
      Custom Library block created
      Connections to Elluminate, etc.
    • 14. DELTA Advisory Council- Endorsement
      We intend to move towards an integrated NC State branded LMS (to be named WolfWare) based on an Open Source code base.  We will follow an Open Source philosophy with provision for the integration of proprietary products.  The Open Source product which best fits our campus LAMP experience and expertise is Moodle.  An example proprietary product to be integrated is the synchronous meeting product Elluminate.
    • 15. Perception Management
      Our goal is not to save money; rather, our goal is to implement a stable, reliable and robust LMS that will be used by both Distance Education (DE), on-campus, traditional courses, and nontraditional courses alike, with the following in mind:
      Support common tools
      Flexibility to add tools
      Participate with peers
      Support off-model activities
    • 16. Perception Management
      Open ≠ Free
      Not selling this change as a cost savings*
      Strategic direction for LMSs @ NC State (10.05.07)
      1. Stability & reliability
      2. Future growth & flexibility
      3. Control our destiny
      4. Potential future collaboration with UNC System
      Branding issues
      * We will realize some cost savings though
    • 17. Perception Management
      Collaboration is very important!
      Want to give back, not just give money
      Satisfy the broad needs on campus
      Build something that will fit
      For Credit Classes
      Non Credit Classes
      Extension
      Research

    • 18. Discussion Break
      Who has seen similar perception issues?
      Who has different ones?
      What lessons have you learned about perception management?
    • 19. Our Model
    • 20. Our Model
      Notify,
      Solicit Input
    • 21. Our Model
      LMS Chart of Influence
      The DELTA Advisory Council, the LMS Steering Committee and its subcommittees formally provide advice to DELTA management related to Learning Management System (LMS) implementation.
      Informal advice will also be sought through various communities of practice and partner organizations; examples listed below.
    • 22. Our Model
      LMS Chart of Influence
      The DELTA Advisory Council, the LMS Steering Committee and its subcommittees formally provide advice to DELTA management related to Learning Management System (LMS) implementation.
      Informal advice will also be sought through various communities of practice and partner organizations; examples listed below.
      DELTA LMS Strategy Team
    • 23. Discussion Break
      Anything in our model that would concern you?
      What does your model look like?
      What’s similar?
      What’s different?
    • 24. Branding
      Names are important
      WolfWare feels like NCSU, NCSU is accustomed to it.
      We’re going to brand our LMS
      WolfWare
    • 25. Branding
      WolfWare=
      Moodle
      Integrations
      In-house tools
      Syllabus Tool, course mailing lists, etc.
      Elluminate
      Etc.
      Pieces of the puzzle may change over time
    • 26. Discussion Break
      Who is just going to call it “Moodle?”
      Do you have different branding?
      Is it just rebranding Moodle, or a suite of tools?
    • 27. Challenges
      Buy-in on collaboration model
      Resources
      Time
      Money
      People
      Policies
      Finding the sweet spot between ease of use and full featured
    • 28. Challenges
      Fighting the “Free” mindset
      From GNU.org
      Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer.”
      With apologies to GNU.org, our mantra is:
      “Free Like Puppies, not like Beer”
    • 29. Discussion Break
      Anyone share our challenges?
      Any other challenges?
      Anything we missed earlier?
      Anything we could drill down further into?
      Words of advice? Caution?
      The floor is now open...
    • 30. Questions?
    • 31. For more information see our wiki:
      http://wikis.lib.ncsu.edu/index.php/LMS_Strategy
      Or, contact one of us…
      Martin Dulberg Lou Harrison
      DELTA Senior Coordinator DELTA Associate Vice Provost
      for Educational Technology Services
      919-513-3339 919-515-7279
      marty_dulberg@ncsu.edulou@ncsu.edu

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