Cets 2014 kanter wordpress as an lms

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    1. 1. WordPress as an LMS A Novel Use Case for Open Source Mixed Learning Jordan Kanter Cindy Berrey
    2. 2. WHICH PROFESSIONAL ROLE BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CURRENT POSITION? TEXT US YOUR ANSWER!  Instructional Designers  Instructional Developers  Trainers
    3. 3. Learning Management System
    4. 4. From Workshop to Webinar
    5. 5. Learning Management System
    6. 6. Connect and Network
    7. 7. Desire2Learn
    8. 8. Financial Rapid development Modularity Open Source Public/Private Content Mixing
    9. 9. WordPress Plugins  Namaste-LMS  A full featured LMS built on top of wordpress.  Link: (http://namaste-lms.org/)  Features (from site):  Manage courses in Wordpress  Add Students to course  Publish course descriptions  Unlimited Lessons per course  Define which lessons must be completed to complete course  Create assignments and approve or reject student submissions  Add notes to student’s solutions  Manage students in each course and see their to-do lists  Certificates, Role Management, and Exams via WATU
    10. 10. WordPress Plugins  WATU  An exam solution for Namaste! LMS  Link: (http://wordpress.org/plugins/watu/)  Features (from site):  Create quizzes and exams  Shortcodes to embed quizzes  Types of questions  Grading  Notification settings
    11. 11. WordPress Plugins  Google Analytics for Wordpress  Google Analytics integration for Student Tracking (track where they have trouble with the site)  Link(http://wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-dashboard- for-wp/)  Features (from site):  Embeds Google analytics tokens in each page  Displays Google analytics charts and statistics
    12. 12. WordPress Plugins  User Gravatar  Provides users ability to upload and crop their own image for their avatar to store in profile  Link: (http://wordpress.org/plugins/user-avatar/)
    13. 13. Steps  Web Host + Domain Name + DNS  WordPress Install (Some hosts take care of this for you).  Operating System/Apache/PHP/MySql  Plugin Install  Initial configuration  Static page on entry for directions on how to use the site  Course enrollment  How to complete each lesson  Whether assessment is required for each lesson  Static public resources page
    14. 14. We value your feedback  Please complete the breakout session evaluation forms before you leave.  If this is the last session you plan to attend, turn over the form and rate the entire event  Return the form to the room monitor once you are finished.

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