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Sakai11 LA opensyllabus

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Open Syllabus (OSyl) is now a fully functional Sakai 2.7 contrib tool that helps instructors quickly organise their course's material to provide a coherent learning environment for their students.

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Sakai11 LA opensyllabus

  1. 1. OpenSyllabus: Building a Coherent Learning Environment in Sakai 2.x <br />Jacques Raynauld, Faculty, HEC Montréal<br />Martin Montminy, Business Analyst, HEC Montréal<br />
  2. 2. Finally, open syllabus is now available … …first discussion at the Newport Beach Sakai conference in December 2007 <br />Thanks to the team!<br />12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Objectives of the session<br />Overview of a new course site authoringtool to organizequickly all your Sakai resources and tools<br />Convince you of the importance of using some kind of structure or semantic approach for Sakai course websites<br />Faculty? Teaching Support? IT? Deans? Students? <br />Possible Sakai adoption? <br />3<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
  4. 4. Outline<br />HEC Montréal and the origins of the project<br />Syllabi and Sakai<br />Quick demo of the tool<br />Open Syllabus structure and architecture<br />Summary, roadmap and questions<br />4<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
  5. 5. <ul><li>Large business school
  6. 6. Part of the University of Montreal campus
  7. 7. 12 000 students
  8. 8. 250 career professors
  9. 9. 500 adjuncts
  10. 10. 4 000 full time undergraduate students
  11. 11. Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions</li></ul>5<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
  12. 12. Origins of the project<br />Learning material disseminated in various course web sites …<br />Very confusing for the staff, the students and the public …<br />Development of an in-house easy-to-use Web platform to build a centralized electronic syllabi web depot<br />6<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
  13. 13. Origins of the project<br />Good tool …. but unable to share the code for technical reasons<br />Spring 2007 : consensus to rewrite the program with a open source vision (Sakai)<br />CRIM and the University of Montreal joined the team and brought their expertise and their experience (use cases)<br />7<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
  14. 14. Origins of the project<br />Proof of concept at the Paris 2009 meetings<br />Beta version at the Boston 2009 meetings<br />Pilot in the 2010 Winter term<br />Report on the pilot in Denver 2010 <br />Large roll-out in the Fall 2010 (10 000 students).<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
  15. 15. Syllabi and Sakai<br />9<br />
  16. 16. Syllabi and Sakai<br />10<br />PDF - paper<br />Ressources - web<br />Contact information<br />Objectives<br />Requirements (evaluation)<br />Grading<br />College policies<br />Schedule of readings, due date<br /><ul><li>Documents to download (pdf, ppt, doc, etc.)
  17. 17. Citations
  18. 18. Hyperlinks
  19. 19. Assignments
  20. 20. Quizzes
  21. 21. Discussion Boards
  22. 22. Etc.</li></ul>11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
  23. 23. Syllabi and Sakai<br />11<br />PDF - paper<br />Actual Syllabus tool in Sakai <br />Post a doc or PDF file<br />Use an editor<br />No semantic or toolintegration<br />Contact information<br />Objectives<br />Requirements (evaluation)<br />Grading<br />Collegepolicies<br />Schedule of readings, due date<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
  24. 24. Syllabi and Sakai<br />There is a need for a tool to organise all the resources (files, citations) and tools (test&quiz, assignments,etc.) in one easy to consult place<br />12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16<br />12<br />
  25. 25. Quick demo of the toolScreen cast http://vimeo.com/24932699Sand-box : http://osyltest.hec.ca<br />13<br />
  26. 26. Demo<br />We are going to demo a Sakai friendly version of Open Syllabus (not the one usedat HEC Montréal)<br />Works likeanyother Sakai Contribtool – easy to install – part of the list of tools<br />12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16<br />14<br />
  27. 27. Demo<br />Creation of an OpenSyllabus course site<br />Superbintegrationwithresources, citations and tools (entitypicker)<br />PDF printing<br />OpenSyllabus sites canbecopied (links to the tools are preserved) <br />Etc.<br />12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16<br />15<br />
  28. 28. Open Syllabus Architecture<br />16<br />
  29. 29. 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16<br />Open Syllabus architecture<br />Root<br />Structure<br />Unit<br />Context<br />Resource<br />SemanticorganizationmakesOpenSyllabus a verypowefull and evolutivetool (mobile version)<br />17<br />
  30. 30. OpenSyllabus Architecture<br />12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16<br />18<br />Sakai Tools - Services<br />Sakaï Server<br />Open Syllabus Server<br />Open Syllabus Client – Google Web Tool kit<br />Exchange of XML files betweenOpen syllabus server and client <br />
  31. 31. OpenSyllabus Architecture<br />Allows access to computer databases accessible trough the Z39.50 client server-protocol such as library catalogue.<br />Allows a faster integration of the citation helper tool<br />Integrated Library System<br />Z39.50 <br />Repository OSID<br />Implementation<br />Z39.50 communications protocol<br />OSID CALL<br />OSID RETURN<br />
  32. 32. Summary, road map and questions<br />20<br />
  33. 33. 10 good reasons for Open Syllabus<br />Studentrequest : Whatshould I do? Whereisit? Especially for distance learning! <br />Facultyrequests : keepit simple (training)!<br />Regularcontribtool … simple to makeitavailable<br />Thoroughlytested by 10 000 students and 500+ instructorsat HEC Montréal<br />21<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
  34. 34. 10 good reasons for Open Syllabus<br />Easy to modify the templates for the wording of your institution<br />Archive/Share/Export<br />Cuttingwork : PDF printing for students<br />Public gate for the community, future students, parents, etc.<br />Reporting : assessmentmethods, accreditation, Bologna, etc.<br />22<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
  35. 35. 10 good reasons for structuredsyllabi<br />Dynamic links to yourlibrarycatalog (Z39.50).<br />Sakai OAE ready!<br />23<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
  36. 36. Road-map and questions<br />Availablenowfor Sakai 2.7<br />Migration to Sakai 2.8 coming<br />Plans for a mobile version<br />Othernicefeaturespresented by Martin Montminy – Life Cycle Management at HEC Montréal, Thursday 12:30:13:30, San Gabriel A<br />24<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
  37. 37. Road-map and questions<br />Tech DemoWednesdayat 5pm<br />http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/OSYL/OpenSyllabus+Home<br />Sakai SVN – availablenow!<br />Video : http://vimeo.com/24932699<br />Test server : http://osyltest.hec.ca<br />jacques.raynauld@hec.ca<br />25<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
  38. 38. New Section<br />And now here’s a…<br />12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16<br />26<br />

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