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Final presentation Fruity

  1. 1. Blackboard 11<br />A conceptual design<br />
  2. 2. The Goal<br /> Write a concept for a replacement and/or upgrade of Blackboard<br />
  3. 3. The Plan<br /> 1. Interview lecturers, coordinators, students & technical people<br /> 2. Review Internal UvT documentation on Blackboard<br /> 3. Analyze Student responses / requests on Blackboard Portal<br /> 4. Collect Scientific articles<br /> &<br /> 5. A lot of brainstorm-sessions<br />
  4. 4. The Scope <br />In the end, most of the Blackboard issues are not a matter of adding more features<br /> But of changing basic design<br />
  5. 5. Four main issues<br />User is effectively isolated<br />There is no integration among features<br />Flexibility is limited<br />Blackboard is always years behind on reality<br />
  6. 6. Problem 1: Isolatedusers<br />Education and communication have changed a lot over time.<br /> Blackboard has not...<br />
  7. 7. Blackboard as itisnow<br />
  8. 8. Blackboard as itshouldbe<br />
  9. 9. Solution 1: Groups & Profiles<br />A lot more happens at a university than just courses<br />Interactions are between<br /> People<br /> Groups of people<br />
  10. 10. Proposed Structure<br />
  11. 11. Pervasive communication<br />Announcements (group / profile)<br />Wall (group / profile)<br />(quick) Message (profile)<br />(group) Chat (group / profile)<br />Video-conference (group)<br />
  12. 12. Dashboard (example)<br />
  13. 13. Problem 2: lack of integration<br /> Many different features<br /> That do many different things<br /> Or almost the same<br /> But no linking / integration<br />
  14. 14. Solution 2: Integratecore components<br />Communication<br />File-sharing / collaboration<br />Agenda / rostering<br />
  15. 15. Example: File sharing <br />
  16. 16. Problem 3: Inflexible system<br />Key requirement for Blackboard:Stable, dependable system<br />But many users want:FlexibilityCustomization<br />
  17. 17. Solution 3: Modular design<br />
  18. 18. Problem 4: Keeping up with reality<br /> Developments in society (internet) lead demand. Blackboard can only follow <br /> You cannot both maintain a stable, reliable system and be at the frontier of development<br />
  19. 19. Bottom up development<br />Blackboard has a lot of users, withsimilar needs and goalsA large creative community!<br />Encourage users to create and implement solutions for their problems<br />Share these solutions<br />
  20. 20. Solution 4:The Blackboardmarketplace<br />Make user-generated modules available on a marketplace<br />Modular system; add modules or replace one component with another<br />Modules as a source of income and/or prestige for universities, lecturers or even students<br />
  21. 21. The Blackboardmarketplace<br /> Blackboard focus: providing core features and maintaining a stable core system<br />
  22. 22. “You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.”<br />Steve Jobs<br />

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