Sloan 2008 - iPod+Faculty Development + LMS Migration


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from Sloan-C ALN 2008 conference, Orlando, FL.

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Sloan 2008 - iPod+Faculty Development + LMS Migration

  1. 1. Did I Ever Tell You the One About the Faculty Development, the LMS Migration and the iPod? Clark Shah-Nelson Coordinator of Online Education, SUNY Delhi SLOAN-C ALN Conference, November 7, 2008 [email_address]
  2. 2. The Setup: LMS Migration <ul><li>Problem: </li></ul><ul><li>Migrating from WebCT to Moodle: </li></ul><ul><li>lots of need for training & support </li></ul><ul><li>difficult to schedule synchronous training </li></ul><ul><li>LMS training is more effective when learners can work self-paced (pause/rewind/review, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>2900 students, 200 faculty : 1 Coordinator / LMS Admin / Instructional Designer / LMS Helpdesk </li></ul><ul><li>More and more remote faculty </li></ul>------>
  3. 3. The Setup: Fac. Development <ul><li>Idea: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide training via iPod - subscribed to podcast feed, coupled with Moodle orientation course(s) </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Setup: Hardware <ul><li>iPod Classic (80 gig), case, USB, earplugs </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop charger (as stand) </li></ul><ul><li>Remote control </li></ul><ul><li>AppleCare extended support </li></ul><ul><li>Cost per each full set: $341.23 </li></ul><ul><li>Can be re-distributed and reused infinite times </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Setup: Software <ul><li>iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Camtasia Studio - narrated screencast videos </li></ul><ul><li> - RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress - blog - </li></ul><ul><li>Confluence wiki (text/image documentation) </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Setup: Confluence Wiki
  7. 7. The Setup: Why Wiki? <ul><li>Text/Images - printable/PDF (as opposed to paper manual) </li></ul><ul><li> - image capture </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded video (users have all options) </li></ul><ul><li>Users can easily edit, comment and update text/images according to changes and needs </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Setup: Production Process <ul><li>Identify common training needs </li></ul><ul><li>Produce short videos with Camtasia - save as MPEG-4 for iPod </li></ul><ul><li>Upload to for auto-Flash conversion for accessibility to all browsers/OS’s </li></ul><ul><li>Post to blog ( automates) </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds to iPods </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Setup: Orientation <ul><li>Users install iTunes on laptop/desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation to using iPod/iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration of working with iPod </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to podcast and set up iPod </li></ul><ul><li>Assign users to Moodle course(s) for discussion/support </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Setup: Orientation
  11. 11. The Setup: Orientation
  12. 12. The Setup: Entrance Survey stats: <ul><li>100% own or owned a portable media player prior to participating </li></ul><ul><li>100% had never used a portable media player for viewing videos nor for faculty development </li></ul><ul><li>100% had f2f training for an LMS previously, along with paper and elec. handouts </li></ul><ul><li>0% had LMS training actually take place from within the LMS </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Process <ul><li>Users work on own time/space </li></ul><ul><li>Work on orientation courses as students, then on their own course as designer/instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator creates more videos as user requests, questions and issues come in (just in time) </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion, questions, etc. in LMS courses </li></ul><ul><li>Get the iPods back(!) and pass them on </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Punchline <ul><li>Does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they learn? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they happy and satisfied? </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Punchline <ul><li>User Comments: </li></ul><ul><li>Likes: </li></ul><ul><li>“convenience and ability to replay videos while using my computer” </li></ul><ul><li>“Being able to watch the video, pause it, and work on the course concurrently.” </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Punchline: Satisfaction <ul><li>Learned Moodle skills? 100% Yes. </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyed convenience? 100% Yes. </li></ul><ul><li>Used pause/rewind? 100% Yes. </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed entire videos? 100% Yes. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer to view video on computer? 33% (screen size too small) </li></ul>
  17. 17. More Faculty Comments: Likes <ul><li>“ Ability to learn the material without having to be on campus for a face-to-face training session.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ability to learn at my own pace.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ If something was unclear, I could review it as many times as necessary.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Having access to the material is a great refresher if necessary from one semester to another.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Each of the videos was short and succinct which made it easier to grasp the concepts, review them, and consequently retain the material more effectively.” </li></ul>
  18. 18. The End of the Joke… Guffaw, snicker, chuckle, kneeslap… <ul><li>Questions? Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>Clark Shah-Nelson </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>