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  • Widening the reflection using OpenSyllabus and Core Sakai 2.6
    Olivier Guillot – Instructional designer – olivier.guillot@umontreal.ca
    Manon Guité – Project Director – manon.guite@umontreal.ca
    Florian Meyer – Instructional designer – florian.meyer@umontreal.ca
    André Laflamme – Instructional designer – andre.laflamme@umontreal.ca
    16 June 2010
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université de Montréal
     
    Québec, Canada
    French Speaking University
    39724 students
    5352 professors and lecturers
    16 faculties and schools
    2 affiliated schools
    HEC montreal
    École Polytechnique
    Montréal
    Denver
  • Context
    From WebCT to Sakai : an opportunity to rethink the vision of our VLE
    To enhance the learning and teaching experience
    To enlarge the learning and teaching opportunities
    To move to open source
    Consultation and Needs analysis
    User stories    
    Use case description
  • Context
    Dedicated multidisciplinary Team
    13 people
    Coders, Teachers, Instructional designers, Project manager, Communication advisor, Change manager
    Collaboration with HEC-Montreal
    For the development of OpenSyllabus
    Users and experts Committees
  • Development plan
    WebCT Shutdown
    W11
    S11
    F11
    S12
    F12
    W13
    W10
    S10
    F10
    W12
    F09
    Deployment
    Pilots
    Proof of concept
  • First experiment and pilot
    Experiment : march-april 2010
    40 teachers representing the 16 faculties and schools
    They could experiment freely a set of tools (sakai core 2.6 + opensyllabus + sitestat)
    Training workshop
    Phone support
    Pilot : may-june 2010
    3 courses (2 credited)
    3 teachers and 60 students
  • Data collection and analysis
    Data collection
    Surveys pre and post
    6 Focus group
    Experiment report
    Qualitative analysis
    Negative aspects
    Positive aspects
    Suggestions
    Technical bugs
    Questions and requests
  • Teachers’ perception - VLE
    What do you think of the new VLE ?
    (20 answers)
    Totally agree
    Somewhat agree
    Neutral
    Somewhat disagree
    Totally disagree
    I think the VLE facilitates my instructional design
    I think the VLE is user-friendly
    I think the VLE allows me to teach well
    I think the VLE is flexible
    I think the VLE allows me to replicate my former activities
  • Students’ perception - VLE
    What do you think of the new VLE ?
    (12 answers)
    Totally agree
    Somewhat agree
    Neutral
    Somewhat disagree
    Totally disagree
    I think the VLE is user-friendly
    I think the VLE facilitates my personal learning process
    I think the VLE is efficient
  • Teachers’ perception - OpenSyllabus
    What do you think of OpenSyllabus ?
    (20 answers)
    I didn’t use it
    Totally agree
    Somewhat agree
    Neutral
    Somewhat disagree
    Totally disagree
    I think this tool allows me to replicate my former tasks
    I think this tool is user-friendly
    I think this tool is efficient
    I think this tool is relevant to my teaching
  • Students’ perception - OpenSyllabus
    What do you think of OpenSyllabus ?
    (12 answers)
    I didn’t use it
    Totally agree
    Somewhat agree
    Neutral
    Somewhat disagree
    Totally disagree
    I think this tool is relevant to my learning
    I think this tool is user-friendly
    I think this tool is efficient
  • Teachers’ perception – Test and Quiz
    What do you think of the Test and Quiz tool ?
    (20 answers)
    I didn’t use it
    Totally agree
    Somewhat agree
    Neutral
    Somewhat disagree
    Totally disagree
    I think this tool allows me to replicate my former tasks
    I think this tool is user-friendly
    I think this tool is efficient
    I think this tool is relevant to my teaching
  • Students’ perception – Test and Quiz
    What do you think of the Test and Quiz tool ?
    (12 answers)
    I didn’t use it
    Totally agree
    Somewhat agree
    Neutral
    Somewhat disagree
    Totally disagree
    I think this tool is user-friendly
    I think this tool is efficient
    I think this tool is relevant to my learning
  • Web 2.0 for teaching
    What other web tools do you use for teaching?
    (20 answers)
  • Web 2.0 for learning
    What other web tools do you use for your learning process ?
    (12 answers)
  • Web 2.0 for a personal use – Students
    What other web tools do you use for a personal use ?
    (12 answers)
  • Recommendations(Teachers and Students)
    Improve ergonomics in general
    Reduce the number of click
    The navigation should be intuitive (more drag and drop)
    The wording of the tools are not sufficiently explicit
    Comparisons with Facebook and Google come back regularly
    Improving consistency of tools : in particular between Osyl and other Sakai tools
    Encourage exchanges between VLE and external tools (email, Web 2.0) 
  • Recommendations(Teachers and Students)
    Better organize the content and tools
    Better identify functional areas of each tool
    Make home pages similar to WebCT (with access via icons)
    Structuring content and activities in a hierarchical fashion
    Conditional Access to content
  • Recommendations (Teachers and Students)
    OpenSyllabus: many suggestions to make it evolve
    Improved printing functionality
    Better integration with other tools in Sakai
    Avoid multiple entries : calendar, assessments information
    More possibility of customization and more flexibility
    Automatically feed the syllabus with directory information, fraud and plagiarism, etc.
    Improving the management of citations : ability to add sub sections and ability to allow multiple styles
  • Next Steps considering this experiment
    Opensyllabus
    Better interaction with other sakai tools (entity picker)
    Better interaction with other University services (library, official course description, learning support)
    More flexibility (re-organize sections and rubrics)
    Possibility for Department to create its own template
    Better translation adapted to our specific french canadian context
    Harmonization of all the terms among all the tools
     Studying the accessibility with the Support Office for Students with Disabilities
  • Next Steps considering this experiment
    Preparing training and support
    Training workshops
    Personal coaching for teachers
    Contextualized User Guide and Help
    Screen cast
    Best practices models
    Progressively selecting the most appropriated tools
    Defining the public view of the courses (syllabus and content)
    Strengthening the personal learner’s process (portfolio, personal learning environment, etc.)
    Defining the lifecycle of courses and profiles
  • Widening the reflection
    What is the right use of OpenSyllabus : a regular interactive syllabus or the central tool to support the learning path ?
    Is it enough learner centered (knowledge construction and competencies development) ?
    Should it replace the Home Page tool ?
    Should it support the instructional design and how ?
    What kind of views, other than the actual linear view, could users want with OpenSyllabus ?
    Student could want to see his syllabus organized by date, by content, by competency, by assessment, etc.
    Datas (like events) could be freely presented in a non linear way ; matrices, clusters, etc.
  • Widening the reflection
    With OpenSyllabus the content can be changed anytime, so what about the contract aspect of the syllabus ?
    How can we enforce the data flow between tools in order to avoid double entries
    Should OpenSyllabus collect easily datas from Gradebook, Calendar, Samigo, etc. or vice-versa ?
    How OpenSyllabus could be integrated within Sakai 3 ?
    Students ask for uniformity while teachers ask for flexibility and customization
    How do we support program management ?