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  • 1. Who Put the ALE in ALEX? Class Presentation April 16, 2008
  • 2. Putting the Project in Context: ALE in ALEX NYU Medical School ALEX NYU ALEX Sakai
  • 3. Two Implementations of ALEX:
  • 4. The NYU School of Medicine Implementation of ALEX Designed for All Courses in School 5 Tools 9 Tools 7 Tools 6 Tools
  • 5. NYU, ALEX, and the NYU School of Medicine
    • Sakai founded by 5 universities joining individual efforts, 2004
    • NYU now one of 70 Sakai partner institutions
    • NYU SoM developed ALEX in part as a test pilot for NYU (as a possible BlackBoard alternative—2006)
    • Currently 3,243 registered ALEX users in 75 courses (6,367 logins in the past 7 days)
    • Lessons learned by NYU SoM Div. of Educational Informatics:
      • Education should drive technology (not vice versa)
      • Faculty development an essential component
      • Inter-institution needs very similar; collaboration works
  • 6. What Professor needs to do? (Course content)
    • Course info
    • Syllabus
    • Schedule
    • Readings /Assignment
  • 7. What Professor wants to do?
    • Show additional materials,
    • Group activities in class
      • such as in-class activities: job advertisement exercise
  • 8. What Professor has to do? (Administrative tasks)
    • Attendance,
    • Grades,
    • Roster,
    • Respond to student questions
  • 9. What student needs to do?
    • Obtain course info,
    • Get readings.
  • 10. What student wants to do?
    • Space for group project collaborations,
    • Ask questions of professor or other students,
    • Request additional course materials, ppts, handouts,
    • Deadline reminders and extensions.
    • Share class work of others
      • group projects.
      • In class activities
  • 11. What student has to do?
    • Post assignment
      • Research links
      • Annotations
      • Group Project report
      • Final paper
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  • 23. Use Our Alex Environment
    • Activity 1
      • Go to alex.nyu.edu and login with your NYU net ID and password
      • Go to Discussion-C
      • Upload your Research Link by copying from blackboard
    • Activity2
      • Browse other functions and let us know about your advise and any ideas (go to Forum-C and Click New Topic )
    • Thank you for cooperation !!
  • 24. Affordance
    • Facilitate collaborative learning environment
      • Enhanced spaces to construct knowledge through social interaction(e.g wiki, blogger)
    • Flexibility
      • Customized taxonomy
      • Flexible features
        • Wiki – glossary, group project
        • Blogger – classLog
    • Gives more control to users
    • User-centered design
      • Findabiity
      • Usability
    • Aesthetically pleasing design
  • 25. Limitation
    • Rigid navigation bar
    • Ramp-up transition
    • Inadequate user instruction
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