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Extreme LMS Lessons from Post-hurricane Puerto Rico

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In this webinar, we'll show you how they used Moodle to overcome those challenges. Discover how your own eLearning initiatives can benefit from:
1. Developing An Online Learning Space & Curriculum
2. Utilizing The Best Tools & Practices For Course Delivery
3. Conducting Program Assessments For Future Optimizations

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Extreme LMS Lessons from Post-hurricane Puerto Rico

  1. 1. ACCELERATE LEARNING PERFORMANCE Extreme LMS Lessons From Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico Presented by Lambda Solutions and Sagrado Global
  2. 2. 1. System integration 2. Measuring the ROI of eLearning 3. Limited possibilities of a proprietary solution 4. Lack of onboarding and product knowledge 5. Other (please specify in the Question box) What is your biggest challenge in your eLearning initiatives? Poll
  3. 3. Email: jorgep.silva@sagrado.edu global.sagrado.edu Head of Sagrado Global at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón & Distinguished Lecturer Business and Accounting, City University of New York (CUNY) Jorge P. Silva-Puras , B.A., J.D., M.B.A. Meet Our Presenter
  4. 4. ACTION PLAN in the aftermath of Hurricane María Agenda Steps 1. Determine the Need 2. Identify Volunteers/Academic Disciplines 3. Develop Curriculum & Set Online School 4. Recruit Students 5. Deliver Courses and Complete Program 6. Program Assessment
  5. 5. Step 1: Assess the Need Hurricane María was a Category 4 Hurricane that made landfall on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 near the Yabucoa municipality at 6:15am local time.
  6. 6. Step 1: Assess the Need (continued) ● Estimates of total deaths range from 2,200-4,000 ● All university campuses in Puerto Rico were destroyed or severely damaged, leaving hundreds of thousands of students without educational facilities. ● No electric power, connectivity or water for months. ● Most campuses closed for months, but Sagrado had a power plant that allowed for limited class offerings. María brought the strongest winds and damages in 90 years: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hurricane_Maria_(2017)_170923-H-NI589-0007_(36602415074).jp g
  7. 7. ● 26 online synchronous courses offered from October-December 2017. ● 45 contact hours = 3-credit undergrad courses. ○ 15 hours delivered on video recordings ○ 30 hours delivered via live/face2face lecture hours ● Universidad del Sagrado Corazón worked on delivery to students, acting as registrar for course enrollment and validation ● Students completed courses before December 31st, 2017. Timeline
  8. 8. Step 2: Identify Volunteers/Academic Disciplines Social Media Campaign to Recruit Volunteers
  9. 9. ● Spanish-speaking Faculty Volunteers ● In a wide range of specialties at an undergraduate level ● Familiar and comfortable with online teaching ● Willing to teach and deliver Introductory Courses online ● For Puerto Rican Students affected by Hurricane María Profile of Professors
  10. 10. Profile of Professors ● “We are a group of college faculty members concerned with the short and long-term effects that Hurricane María will have on Puerto Rico, and especially on the Puerto Rican university students who may be at risk of interruption in their studies.” ● We are faculty across the USA willing and able to teach remotely to those students who may benefit from an alternative method to continue their studies. ● 235 faculty volunteers in our database in the following areas: ○ Spanish Language and Lit, Sciences/Math, Art/Design, Sociology, Anthropology, English Language & Lit, Other Foreign Languages, Business, Communications, Geography, Law/PolSci, Multidisciplinary/Other Discipline # of Professors Business 8 Math/Science 19 Spanish Language & Lit 75 All other Languages & Lit 9 Psychology 23 Law/Political Science 8 Multidisciplinary Studies 14 Other Social Sciences 16 History 13 Linguistics 10 Other 40 TOTAL 235
  11. 11. 1. Moodle 2. Totara Learn 3. None 4. Other (please specify in the Question box) What LMS platform are you currently using? Poll
  12. 12. Step 3: Develop Curriculum & Create Online School Created Sagrado Online with Lambda Template and support.
  13. 13. ● Lambda Solutions provided the hosting services for Moodle, the Learning Management System (LMS) we used. ● Zoom was used for video conferencing for face-to-face interactions: ● Universidad del Sagrado Corazón served as Registrar: ○ http://www.sagrado.edu/ Online Tools for Course Delivery
  14. 14. 1. pre-register students 2. create waiting list. Step 4: Recruit Students Social Media campaign and used Google Forms to: Registered Students: 793 Students Wait-listed: 421
  15. 15. Step 5: Deliver Courses & Complete Program Step-by-step Instructions on Use of Moodle for Students & Faculty
  16. 16. Step 5: Deliver Courses & Complete Program Example of an Online Class
  17. 17. Rating of Moodle technology: Excellent or Good: 66.7% Based on your experience, would you take another online class: Yes: 80% No: 20% Step 6: Program Assessment Student Survey (Post-Program)
  18. 18. • Virtual classrooms work, particularly when a live-video component is incorporated. • It can be accomplished quickly and cost-efficiently • A robust LMS system is essential to the effectiveness of the virtual school • Faculty and students need a brief training on how to use the LMS and the video-conferencing tools. • Students should be provided a set of rules and etiquette to maximize their engagement and learning. Conclusion
  19. 19. # Q&A
  20. 20. https://go.lambdasolutions.net/how-to-benefit-from-meaningful-le arning-assessments-and-evaluations Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:00 AM PT | 1:00 PM ET Master Class: How To Benefit From Meaningful Learning Assessments & Evaluations What’s Next?
  21. 21. # Thank You!
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