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Presentation by Uwe Richter, Anglia Ruskin University.

Presentation by Uwe Richter, Anglia Ruskin University.

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  • 1. Developing a VLE on MS SharePoint Uwe Matthias Richter Phil Self
  • 2. Welcome
    • Background
      • E-learning benchmarking exercise
      • VLE Review
    • From VLE to PLE and Cloud Computing
    • A VLE development on SharePoint – the ARU case study
      • Conceptional overview
      • Show and Tell – Closed Pilot
      • Preliminary Route map
    • Questions
  • 3. The Background
    • WebCT 4.1 is dated and needs to be replaced
    • The VLE Review: Four VLEs were initially reviewed (June 2008 – December 2008):
      • WebCT VISTA (undertaken in 2005-6)
      • Blackboard Learning System (Campus Edition)
      • Moodle
      • Sakai
    • >>Decision for Blackboard 9
    • One VLE was later added after Blackboard 9 did not deliver on time
      • Fronter
    • >>Decision for a SharePoint based solution (January 2009)
    • SharePoint LMS reviewed (February 2009 – August 2009)
    • >> Decision for a bespoke development on SharePoint
  • 4. Your Learning Technologies Experiences
    • List them on the PowerPoint slide and rank them by frequency of use in your context.
    Which Learning Technologies (LT) do you know and use in your context?
  • 5. Use and Frequency of Learning Technologies
    • Rare use
    • Wikis
    • Formative assessment
    • Some use
    • Surveys Videos (U-Tube)
    • Forum Interactive Video
    • ..Tests Chat, glossaries
    • Frequent use
    • Quizzes, Assessment,
    • Forms
    • Learning Modules
    • High use
    • Materials, Resources Communication Calendar
    • Assignment ILP
    • Journal (some courses)
    • ..
  • 6. The LT Pyramid
    • Learner-centred
    • Teacher-
    • centred
    Collaboration Virtual World, Games m-Learning Wiki Blogs E-Portfolio (E-Submission) Communication Synchronous Text, Audio & Video Chat Asynchronous Discussion Board Shared Resources Interaction with content, feedback Communication, Quizzes, and Surveys Contents (repository)
  • 7. VLE Evaluations – Software Issues
    • Top Three Software Issues with reviewed VLEs
    • Learning Path Student Functionality
        • Difficult to navigate, activities/attempts functionality flawed
    • Learning Path Preparation Processes
        • Construction of Learning Path unacceptably complex
    • Course Creation Processes
        • Automated / templated Course Creation issues
  • 8. VLE Evaluations – Pedagogic Issues
    • Top Three Pedagogic Issues with reviewed VLEs
    • Lack of Student Centeredness
      • Few or no Web 2.0 technologies integrated , students can not manage their own learning (e.g. using shared spaces)
    • Static rather than evolving systems
      • Difficult to integrate new technologies
    • Restrictions on users
      • Some licence and / or access restrictions to “non core” students (e.g. Students not on student information system)
  • 9. Where are we at ARU
    • Virtual Learning
    • Environments (VLE)
    • All tools in one box approach
    • Interface with student management and other systems
    • Support by commercial provider
    • Little user control – instructivist learning & teaching model
    • Not easy to expand functionality beyond what (commercial) provider offers
    • Personalised Learning
    • Environments (PLE)
    • Different tools available some out of the box
    • Interface with student management and other systems
    • Mixed support (out- and in- sourced)
    • More user control and learner-centred
    • Easier to expand functionality by linking up different technologies (?)
    • The future in the Cloud?
    • Tools and environments on the web (open source)
      • Social networking (Web 2.0)
      • Virtual worlds
      • Mobile learning
      • Game based learning
    • Support by community of practice
    • Full learner control – Little institutional control??? (legal?)
  • 10. Definition
    • VLE – Virtual Learning Environment
    • MLE – Managed Learning Environment
    • “ Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) refers to the components in which learners and tutors participate in online interaction of various kinds including online learning. Managed Learning Environment (MLE) include the whole range of information systems and processes of the college (including the VLE if it has one) that contribute directly or indirectly to learning or learning management.” (JISC - http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/buildmlehefe/lifelonglearning/mlebriefingpack.aspx)
    • PLE – Personalised Learning Environment
    • Cloud Computing
    • “ It is a general concept that incorporates software as a service (SaaS), Web 2.0 and other recent, well-known technology trends, in which the common theme is reliance on the Internet for satisfying the computing needs of the users. An often-quoted example is Google Apps, which provides common business applications online that are accessed from a web browser, while the software and data are stored on Google servers.” (Wikipedia )
  • 11. Solutions in the cloud http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/index.html http:// thesocialmediabible.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/google_apps_logo.jpg
  • 12. Your SharePoint Use?
    • How many of you use SharePoint?
    • How many use SharePoint as
      • Portal?
      • Document Management System?
      • Intranet?
      • Others?
  • 13. The SharePoint VLE Implementatio n
    • Direction
      • Review of Market Developments since Feb2009
      • Review of Development Capabilities (Internal, External)
    • Discovery & Design Specification
      • Specification of Future VLE Solution & Strategy
      • Develop Business Requirements (Nov 08 to Dec 09)
    • Development & Deployment
      • Collaborative Module-based Sites (for Closed Pilot) as well as setting up on server and interfacing with other systems (e.g. SITS, Active Directory, etc.)
      • ‘ Umbrella’ Navigation and Hierarchy (for Open Pilot)
      • VLE Solution (for Open Pilot, Developed further for Live Use)
  • 14.  
  • 15. The SharePoint VLE Landscape
  • 16. VLE Implementation - Options and Actions
    • Route Forward
      • SharePoint-based core framework development in-house
      • Integration of SharePoint- based commercial products
      • Integration of SharePoint- compatible commercial products
  • 17. The SharePoint VLE (Closed Pilot)
    • VLE features:
    • Module Guide
    • Module Content tool
    • Module Documents repository (library)
    • Shared Documents repository (library)
    • Web links
    • Announcements
    • Calendar
    • Discussion Board
    • Wiki Pages
    • Blog (Journal)
    • Surveys
  • 18. Enhanced Functionality
    • Communications
      • Synchronous (OCS-based text, audio, video chat, whiteboard*)
      • Asynchronous (Discussion Forum)
    • Collaboration
      • Wiki, Blog
    • Assessment and Feedback
      • Quizzes
      • Survey
      • Formative Submission
    • Integration
      • Summative Submission
  • 19. Demonstration
    • Access the Anglia Ruskin VLE here :
    • https://vlepilot.anglia.ac.uk/sites/vle6/Pages/Default.aspx
    • Closed Pilot Main Access
      • http://vlepilot.anglia.ac.uk
    • Closed Pilot Module Site Access
      • http://vlepilot.anglia.ac.uk/sites/vle1
    • Closed Pilot Information Pages (Link to ANET pages)
      • www.anglia.ac.uk/vle
  • 20. Basic Information & Communication
    • Basic Mode 0
    • Information Landscape
      • Module Home Page
        • Description, Tutor, Location, Date
      • Module Guide
        • Module Guide, Assessment/Marking Criteria, and any other information
      • Announcements
        • Single Important Notices
      • Calendar
        • Dates, locations, Key Events (e.g. submission dates)
      • Discussion
        • Support information, FAQs about the module
  • 21. Where next?
    • Adding functionality:
      • Learning Path
      • Assessment Management System
      • VLE Student Management
      • Conferencing (text, audio, video chat, whiteboard, file share)
      • e-Submission
      • e-Portfolio
      • Enhancement (discussion forum, wiki, blog, survey)
  • 22. Enhancing Learning and Teaching
    • Provides the opportunity to develop a conceptual framework:
    • Vision and Strategy
    • Enhancing Learning and Teaching with Technology
      • Especially Flexible and Distance Learning
    • Embedding in Module / Pathway Lifecycle
    • Curriculum Development, Review and Validation
    • Extending the provision of learning technologies in future using an active piloting approach
  • 23.
    • Thank you for your interests
    • Questions?
    • Contact:
    • Uwe Matthias Richter [email_address]
    • Phil Self [email_address]