Learner-centered do-it-yourself Learning Management Systems: Practical aspects
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Vance Stevens (English Teacher Coordinator, HCT/CERT Naval College) ...

Vance Stevens (English Teacher Coordinator, HCT/CERT Naval College)
has prepared the paper at http://diylms.posterous.com/learner-centered-do-it-yourself-learning-mana

In order to populate the blog space at http://diylms.posterous.com in preparation for a workshop on this topic given March 7 as a pre-conference workshop at the 2012 TESOL Arabia conference in Dubai

In its full form as an article in TESL-EJ, March 2012
Stevens, Vance. (2012). Learner-centered Do-it-yourself Learning Management Systems. TESL-EJ, Volume 15, Number 4, pp. 1-14: http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej60/int.pdf. Also at http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume15/ej60/ej60int/

There is a 2000+ word extract for the proceeds of the 6th eLearning in Action conference held at the Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, on April 3, 2012
Conference URL: http://194.170.54.16/events/edtechpd2012/index.asp
Proceeds: http://shct.hct.ac.ae/events/edtechpd2012/articles/index.asp
The paper: http://shct.hct.ac.ae/events/edtechpd2012/articles/DIYLMS.pdf

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  • Learner-centered do-it-yourself LMS Vance Stevens HCT/ADMC/CERT presented at the6th eLearning in Action conference at the Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology in Sharjah, UAE: 3 April 2012
  • Vance’s presentations are always online Presentation Portal: http://diylms.posterous.com/ O Proceeds: http://shct.hct.ac.ae/events/edtechpd2012/arti cles/DIYLMS.pdf O Longer TESL-EJ article, with references: http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej60/int.pdf O Slides: http://slideshare.net/vances O Recording: http://tinyurl.com/elearn2012vance O Conference URL: http://194.170.54.16/events/edtechpd2012/index.aspVance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • Problem / Solution Teachers expected to LMS lets teachers O Set up courses O Develop viable quickly courses quickly O Populate them with O Make use of content, forums, and available links to resources technological O Accept submission of resources student work O Record marks O Come under according to specified minimal budgets assessment strategyVance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • Choices of LMS O DIYLMS (do-it-yourself Blackboard: LMS) proprietary, expensive O Wiki portal but effective O Google Docs and Etherpad clones for collaboration tasks O Blogging, to showcase Free alternatives student work O Back-channel tools O Moodle such as Twitter, Skype group chat, or Edmodo O Schoology O Google Hangout or http://schoology.com WiZiQ for live webcam and voice-enabled interaction.Vance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • Why not Moodle or Blackboard? O Potentially complicated and constraining O Teachers learn just enough to mount courses O Do not learn advanced features O Result: courses appear redundantly similar O Pedagogical ramifications to one-stop LMS O LMS manages learning - not courseVance Stevensdesigner. Action conference at the Sharjah - eLearning inHCT April 2012 O Lane (2009) “insidious pedagogy” O Siemens (2004) “„locked-down, do-it-our-
  • Moodle wall of text Moodle and Bb can constrain where (and what) users can upload and display Greg Kessler says Moodle users must break fromVance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the Sharjah defaultHCT April 2012 templates
  • Web 2.0 alternative DIYLMS is about Web 2.0 alternatives for O Storage of content O Display of visualizations O Interaction in forums O Handling submission of student work O Providing appropriate feedback O Present grade calculations (e.g. in Google Spreadsheets)Vance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • Wiki layout and flexibilityVance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • DIYLMS: Navigable portals O More intuitively navigable (for both developers and students) O Easy internal links O Table of contents from H1, H2, etc headings O Sidebar with links to other course elements http://podcastingevo2011.blogspot.com/ O Tabs (in Blogger, for example)Vance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • DIYLMS: Critical options O More flexibile in O Managing who joins / subscribes O Keeping personal backups O Access to past content and communities of learners often denied users of lock-down LMS O On Siemens‟s (2004) wish-list for what is needed in a learning environment. “Modularized approaches give the instructor or learner (not the administrator or organization) the control to follow the meandering paths of rich learning. Selecting specialized tools to achieve specific tasks, and being able to add them to the learning environment quickly, are critical to rich learning ecologies."Vance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • Source: http://www.slideshare.net/vances/learning2getherVance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • 21st century learning and paradigm shifts - Web 2.0 tools … O Expose teachers and students to changing attitudes toward sharing / creating content O Raise awareness of how social media contributes to collaborative language learning O Assist movements toward Web 2.0, open source, creative commons … O Show how educators are eager to shareVance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • Shifting paradigm: willingness to share O OERs O Models O MIT (since 2001) O MOOCs (since 2008?) O Stanford open courses O P2PU O Khan AcademyVance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • CMS vs LMS O Drupal O Proprietary O Ning O Blackboard O MIT O Desire to Learn O Bonk, C. 2009, The O Open Source World is Open, “However, there is O Moodle typically no instructor O Sakai at the site to review O Wikis, Blogs or grade students‟ work.” p. 163 (my choice … )Vance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • LMS = CMS + LM O My choices O PBWorks.com for content storage O Google Docs for student submissions and feedback O Posterous, Google Groups, for content and forums O Posterous for showcasing student work and for surprisingly effective forum O Skype group chat for effective blend of synchronous and asynchronous interaction O WiZiQ, Google Hangout for online meetingsVance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • Wiki for NYIT Research Writing Only most current work and general course info on HOME page Link to Posterous blog showcase Links to separate pages for previous work, by week Table of contents generated automatically according to H1, H2 etc. headingsVance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • Wiki for HCT / NC Academic Composition Only most current work and general course info on HOME page Link to Google Docs for revising drafts Table of contents generated automatically according to H1, H2 etc. headingsVance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • Content and Submissions O PBWorks O Google Docs O Organize learning O In class O Sidebar for O Work with students O Course archives on the fly O Links O See who‟s working O Resources O Outside class O Store learning O Easily see new work objects AND your objects O Organize O Documents have submissions O tutorials URLs O Copy/pasteVance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the Sharjah feedbackHCT April 2012
  • Posterous for multimedia content and conversation forumsVance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • Skype groupchat blends synch and asynch ‘forum’ interactionVance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • Forum management - affordances of … O Posterous O Skype group chat O Subscribers can be O Add people in your contacts list to group made contributors O They can withdraw at any O Links to media time become embedded O Group appears as another objects contact O Works through Web O Members can post or Email asynchronously O Chat is seen when O Post via email members log on at any O Any attachment time becomes object in O If they are online at the post same time, direct O Subscribers notified, conversation occurs can reply to email to commentVance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • Synchronous meetings: Google HangoutVance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • Synchronous meetings in WiZiQVance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at the SharjahHCT April 2012
  • That’s all, we have time for folks but there IS more information at http://diylms.posterous.com /Vance Stevens - eLearning in Action conference at theSharjah HCT April 2012