New Learning Platforms (VLE)
          AN OVERVIEW
Where we’re heading...



                                                   ‣ About me
                                  ...
A little about me
Project management by full immersion?
Some things I like
Geek things
      ruby (sinatra, rails)
   js, node.js, coffeescript
         BDD / TDD
              UX
NoSQL (MongoDB, C...
Working iteratively to
solve complex problems
Simple,
elegant
design
Simple,
elegant
design
Simple,
elegant
design
Helvetica
The new UNE learning platform will
  provide a new foundation for the
   delivery of amazing learning
            experien...
A platform




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A platform



‣ Made for jumping off
‣ Robust, secure,
  flexible
‣ A learning platform

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A platform


‣ Open source             ‣ Open source
‣ Open standards          ‣ Open standards
‣ A place for units and   ...
‣ [M]odular
‣ [O]bject [O]riented
‣ [D]ynamic
‣ [L]earning [E]nvironment

‣ A web application
‣ Open source
‣ A massive, v...
Moodle APIs
‣   Activity modules         ‣   Gradebook report
‣   Admin reports            ‣   Gradebook export
‣   Assign...
‣ [M]odular
‣ [O]bject [O]riented
‣ [D]ynamic
‣ [L]earning [E]nvironment

‣ A web application
‣ Open source
‣ A massive, v...
The Moodle Community
‣ Why I love Moodle
Some stats:
(Oct ’06 / now)

‣ 17 000 / 48 000
   registered sites,
   161 countr...
OUR project
Our model of learning?
Our model

                    Interaction!
                    Teachers &
                     Students!


Support!
Acade...
Multiple streams




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Multiple streams



‣ Learning design,
  development, training
  & support
‣ System integration


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Phases, stages




“Never eat more than you can lift.”
                                                   - Miss Piggy



...
Phases, stages



‣ Refining the process &
  learning from
  experience
‣ The support you need


    http://www.flickr.com/p...
Phases


                    Mahara
Process dev




                                                                      ...
Refining the process

                       Moodle Phase 1
                       (new + rev, Sakai, + etc)
Process dev


...
System architecture



 It is a mistake to think you can solve
any major problems just with potatoes
                     ...
System architecture



                                                   ‣ High availability
                            ...
NetSpot




Disaster Recovery


Identify & Access Mgmt




 Other UNE services?




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Next steps


‣ Mobilising: initial investigation & planning [target: 4 June]
‣ Mobilising: building the team [target: 4 Ju...
Next steps




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Questions?
Know where we’re
             heading?


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  • The UNE VLE Implementation: an initial overview

    1. 1. New Learning Platforms (VLE) AN OVERVIEW
    2. 2. Where we’re heading... ‣ About me ‣ What’s all this about a VLE? ‣ Are we there yet? ‣ Some plumbing http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulmoody/307625395/
    3. 3. A little about me Project management by full immersion?
    4. 4. Some things I like
    5. 5. Geek things ruby (sinatra, rails) js, node.js, coffeescript BDD / TDD UX NoSQL (MongoDB, CouchDB) Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C. Clarke
    6. 6. Working iteratively to solve complex problems
    7. 7. Simple, elegant design
    8. 8. Simple, elegant design
    9. 9. Simple, elegant design
    10. 10. Helvetica
    11. 11. The new UNE learning platform will provide a new foundation for the delivery of amazing learning experiences. It’s about providing a robust, secure, flexible platform for education
    12. 12. A platform http://www.flickr.com/photos/gak/150505520/
    13. 13. A platform ‣ Made for jumping off ‣ Robust, secure, flexible ‣ A learning platform http://www.flickr.com/photos/gak/150505520/
    14. 14. A platform ‣ Open source ‣ Open source ‣ Open standards ‣ Open standards ‣ A place for units and ‣ A space for people courses ‣ Powerful APIs ‣ “Artefacts” & “views”
    15. 15. ‣ [M]odular ‣ [O]bject [O]riented ‣ [D]ynamic ‣ [L]earning [E]nvironment ‣ A web application ‣ Open source ‣ A massive, vibrant community
    16. 16. Moodle APIs ‣ Activity modules ‣ Gradebook report ‣ Admin reports ‣ Gradebook export ‣ Assignment types ‣ Gradebook import ‣ Authentication plugins ‣ Portfolio plugins (2.0 onwards) ‣ Blocks ‣ Course formats ‣ Question types ‣ Course reports ‣ Question import/export formats ‣ Database fields ‣ Quiz reports ‣ Database presets ‣ Repository plugins (2.0 ‣ Enrolment plugins onwards) ‣ Filters ‣ Resource types ‣ Gradebook plugins (1.9 ‣ Search engine adapters onwards) ‣ + more...
    17. 17. ‣ [M]odular ‣ [O]bject [O]riented ‣ [D]ynamic ‣ [L]earning [E]nvironment ‣ A web application ‣ Open source ‣ A massive, vibrant community
    18. 18. The Moodle Community ‣ Why I love Moodle Some stats: (Oct ’06 / now) ‣ 17 000 / 48 000 registered sites, 161 countries ‣ 7 / 34.6 million users ‣ UI in 75+ languages ‣ 150K / 900K users at Moodle.org (34K / mth)
    19. 19. OUR project
    20. 20. Our model of learning?
    21. 21. Our model Interaction! Teachers & Students! Support! Academic! Admin! Student! Resources for learning! Technical! Learning Experience! Social! Collaboration! Peer to Peer! Peer ! to ! Community!
    22. 22. Multiple streams http://www.flickr.com/photos/23209605@N00/2786126623/
    23. 23. Multiple streams ‣ Learning design, development, training & support ‣ System integration http://www.flickr.com/photos/23209605@N00/2786126623/
    24. 24. Phases, stages “Never eat more than you can lift.” - Miss Piggy http://www.flickr.com/photos/tizianoj/411913693/
    25. 25. Phases, stages ‣ Refining the process & learning from experience ‣ The support you need http://www.flickr.com/photos/tizianoj/411913693/
    26. 26. Phases Mahara Process dev Transition Review Moodle Phase 1 Moodle Phase 2 (new + rev, Sakai, + etc) (all units)
    27. 27. Refining the process Moodle Phase 1 (new + rev, Sakai, + etc) Process dev Review
    28. 28. System architecture It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes - Douglas Adams http://www.flickr.com/photos/rxmflickr/4102530508/
    29. 29. System architecture ‣ High availability ‣ Performance ‣ Minimising our footprint http://www.flickr.com/photos/rxmflickr/4102530508/
    30. 30. NetSpot Disaster Recovery Identify & Access Mgmt Other UNE services? UNE Identify & Access Mgmt SMS / SRM Local tools
    31. 31. ! L%8-/8#/)!843G3=! ! System architecture (%)*+&)!&+%.#)%3!&-)!&'!)6&!8#)#!,%/).%3<!#/8!6%!,#/!24..&.!8#)#!9%)6%%/!34)%3!'&.!843#3)%.! .%,&5%.1!+-.+&3%3=!! ! ?7%!'&00&64/$!84#$.#2!8%)#403!#!)1+4,#0!313)%2!#.,74)%,)-.%!'&.!&-.!%/)%.+.43%!0%5%0!N&&80%! 8%+0&12%/)3=! ! ! ! ?7%!#//-#0!2#/#$%8!7&3)4/$!3%.54,%!4/,0-8%3K! ! • $%&'%&()*+&,-.&/0./&%( " S-#04)1!3%.5%.!$.#8%!7#.86#.%!'.&2!D"!64)7!'-001!.%8-/8#/)!,&2+&/%/)3! " ".&8-,)4&/<!*)#$4/$<!T%5%0&+2%/)!#/8!?%3)!%/54.&/2%/)3! " C&/'4$-.#)4&/K!
    32. 32. Next steps ‣ Mobilising: initial investigation & planning [target: 4 June] ‣ Mobilising: building the team [target: 4 June] ‣ Initial systems implementation & system integration [targets: 17-Jul (Mahara), 8 Aug (Moodle)] ‣ Learning design: process development http://www.flickr.com/photos/piet_musterd/2244747217/
    33. 33. Next steps http://www.flickr.com/photos/piet_musterd/2244747217/
    34. 34. Questions?
    35. 35. Know where we’re heading? http://www.flickr.com/photos/telstar/3033213243/
    36. 36. All images © copyright their referenced authors

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