4-2-2009 UD Update LTC0409

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Slides used at the Learning Technology Consortium. Update of technologies currently deployed at UD.

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  • 1. University of Delaware Update Presentation to the LTC – 4-2-2009 Mathieu Plourde, LMS Project Leader/Instructional Designer IT-User Services
  • 2. Presentation Plan 1. Sakai@UD I. Metrics II. LMS Committee III. FAQ and Documentation Efforts IV. Project Sites V. Farewell to WebCT 2. Drupal CMS 3. IT Reorganization 2 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 3. 1. Sakai@UD • Deployed in full production since September 2008. • Phasing out WebCT 4.1 • UDLMS project site to follow our progress: • http://www.udel.edu/udlms/ 3 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 4. I. Sakai@UD Metrics Warning! The following data is an approximation. CONTROLLED SELF-SERVICE Attribution: Jeffrey Beall on Flick.com Attribution: Sean Munson on Flick.com 4 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 5. Fall Course Sites in a Learning Management System at UD 1400 1200 1000 597 800 Sakai WebCT 600 837 400 782 663 571 563 508 200 344 215 40 0 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 5 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 6. Spring Course Sites in a Learning Management System at UD 1200 1000 800 723 Sakai 600 WebCT 797 400 782 676 596 453 200 365 362 219 141 0 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 6 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 7. Proportion of Course Sites Fall 2008 Spring 2009 33% 49% WebCT WebCT 51% Sakai Sakai 67% 7 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 8. Unique Faculty Users • Unique faculty who have created at least one Sakai course: Fall 2008 346 Winter 2009 68 Spring 2009 432 Unique (all semesters) ½ Faculty 573 8 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 9. II. LMS Committee • Original Purpose: Select an LMS • Current Purpose: Serve as Ambassadors • Coordinated by IT and the Vice-Provost • Faculty members from all seven colleges • IT staff involved with Sakai • Ambassadors Role • Gather feedback Quarterly Meetings • Pass information around + • Troubleshoot in their unit Collaboration Space 9 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 10. http://tinyurl.com/UD-UseCases 10 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 11. III. FAQ and Documentation Efforts Changed the Help home page to direct users to the Support and Training site. Integrated the UD Google search engine. Created a list of FAQs. This list is driven by the number of Help Center requests. 11 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 12. IV. Sakai@UD Project Sites • Since February 2009, faculty and staff can create project sites. • Same tools, different purposes: Collaboration • File storage • Not associated with a course roster • Different roles and permissions • 12 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 13. V. Farewell to WebCT Attribution: Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton on Flick.com 13 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 14. Sakai Project Implementation Overview = Done Metrics Fall 2008 Metrics Spring 2009 (in progress) Sakai sites 597 course sites Sakai sites 723 course sites Begin full WebCT sites 571 course sites operational WebCT sites 362 course sites Target 20% of course sites on Sakai support for Target 50% of course sites on Sakai Actual 51% of course sites on Sakai Sakai Actual 67% of course sites on Sakai Departmental demos, faculty developing and delivering their courses, self-help, workshops, individual consultations + WebCT support FALL ‘08 SPRING ‘09 WINTER ‘09 SUMMER ‘09 Faculty survey Project sites made available for Faculty/Staff Sakai track at Summer Faculty Institute Project sites made Deployment of available for students Sakai 2.6 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update 14 Information Technologies Updated March 26, 2009
  • 15. Sakai Project Implementation Overview End of Blackboard full operational support for WebCT 4.1 End of WebCT support at UD Faculty developing and delivering their courses, self-help, Workshops, individual consultations FALL ‘09 SPRING ‘10 WINTER ‘10 SUMMER ‘10 Metrics Fall 2009 Metrics Spring 2010 Target 80% of course sites on Sakai Target 95% of course sites on Sakai 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update 15 Information Technologies Updated March 26, 2009
  • 16. Categories of Faculty Users I’m waiting until the next semester I am teaching. • Prior WebCT Users: Migrated all their courses to Sakai. • Sakai is missing a feature I had in WebCT! Migrated some courses to Sakai. • Did not migrate anything yet, but intends to do so. • Did not migrate, and does not intend to. • I hope to catch up during slower times, like Summer. I’m about to retire, so I don’t need an LMS anymore. don’t bug me! I did not know about Show me what is available WebCT, but Sakai is great! • Other Users: at UD. • New to using a LMS. I don’t need any technology • New UD Faculty. to teach my course! • Non-Users. I’m doing just fine with my own Web 2.0 stuff. 16 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 17. 2. Drupal CMS • Drupal is being deployed as a centrally- supported content management system at UD • Educational practices have not been discussed… yet! 17 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 18. Selecting Drupal • Information Technologies (IT) chaired CMS committee faculty and staff from UD colleges • administrative staff • IT staff • staff from UD Office of Communication and Marketing (OCM). • • Looked at… • Other Universities • Commercial CMS products • Open-source CMS products. • After a series of focus group meetings, Drupal was selected! 18 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 19. What is Drupal? Drupal is… • A database-driven web application written in PHP. • An open-source Content Management System (CMS) freely available under the GPL. • A community building platform. • A web development framework. Use Drupal as a platform to build a broad range of web applications. -Source: Drupal For Education and E-Learning, Author: Bill Fitzgerald 19 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 20. User Perspective of Drupal Services Drupal-prod Drupal-dev • Limited File system • No file system access access • Backup nightly • Backup nightly • DB • DB • File System • File System • Content editing, • User performs modification development and • Implementation of Drupal-test testing tested functionalities • No user access • Initial content • Backup nightly creation (Major • DB upgrades) • File System • IT “sandbox” – testing versions, updates 20 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 21. Online Resources IT – User Ed Workshops Webdev Community & Consultations UD Drupal Documentation Training & Support Drupal Workouts Opportunities IT Help Center Mini-workshops 4/2/2009 21 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 22. Timeline for IT Drupal Services Drupal Selected: February 2008 • Preparation: February – November 2008 • Hire Tina: December 2008 • “Alpha” Development: December ‘08 – January ’09 • Steering Committee Formed: February 2009 • “Beta” Development: February – March 2009 • First live site: April 2009 • Basic Support: Summer 2009 • Full Support: Fall 2009 • 22 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 23. 3. IT Reorganization • Susan Foster, Leila Lyons, and Lonnie Hearn retired • Carl Jacobson appointed CIO and VP-IT • “Responsibility-based budgeting” will give colleges more control • Central services are financed by a tax • IT must define core services • Mathieu Plourde appointed LMS Project Leader • Creation of the ATS 23 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 24. Academic Technology Services 24 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  • 25. Thank You! • Questions, Comments? • Mathieu Plourde LMS Project Leader/Instructional Designer – IT-User Services mathieu@udel.edu 302-831-4060 http://udel.edu/~mathieu http://twitter.com/mathplourde http://www.slideshare.net/mathplourde Facebook, LinkedIn: Mathieu Plourde 25 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update