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Ale 03 Final V2 1

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

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