Chamilo 2.0 elearningday


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Presentation on the first international Chamilo day in Brussels on 28th of March 2011

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  • Kernel software: Repository of content objects Objects: Objects are ‘owned’ by the user, not a course: from course metaphor to virtual hard disk Objects are published in one or more courses or other applications with publication features adapted to the application it is published to. The competition goes in the same direction, but to a far more limited extent (// Moodle: only documents) User & rights managements Data base abstraction Framework for external repositories Framework of webservices
  • Chamilo 2.0 elearningday

    1. 1. Chamilo 2.0: A Second Generation Open Source E-learning and Collaboration Platform Jean-Marie Maes University college Ghent, Ghent, Belgium President Chamilo Association                             
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>In this presentation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is Chamilo & the Chamilo Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why a completely new Chamilo 2.0? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What after Chamilo 2.0? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul></ul>                             
    3. 3. Chamilo Association <ul><li>Chamilo Association: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it is a non-profit organization according to Belgian law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>it is open to all stakeholders: companies, non-profit organizations, users…(contrary to Dokeo$ which circles around one ‘owner’ company) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>trademark Chamilo lies with the Chamilo Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>radical choice for open source (GPLv3) embedded in the statutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>transparent decision making process based upon the legal structure of a non-profit organization: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General Assembly: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>one vote per full member </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>elects the Board of Directors </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>discusses long term policies </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Board of Directors: responsible for day to day policy </li></ul></ul></ul>                             
    4. 4. <ul><li>Present structure of Chamilo 1.8.x is too restrictive </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Management system of the first generation: set of loosely integrated tools </li></ul><ul><li>Documents, exercises,... are saved / locked within a course: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>platform wide search function is difficult to make </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>objects are not reusable or shareable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>problem of uncontrolled duplication of data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The course metaphor is restrictive, does not really fit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>communication within specific groups or communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>any type of collaboration that is not course related </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integration with other applications is possible but difficult </li></ul>Why Chamilo 2.0                             
    5. 5. Chamilo 2.0: New structure                             
    6. 6. Chamilo 2.0: repository                             
    7. 7. <ul><li>+ (largely) completed : (no or minimal loss of functionalities compared with 1.8.5) </li></ul><ul><li>Object oriented kernel software kernel, including users and rights management </li></ul><ul><li>Standard modules in ‘weblcms’ </li></ul><ul><li>Objects: univocal basic structure, versioning </li></ul><ul><li>Migration tool completed and tested </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking & reporting (statistics) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment & surveys: exercises, tests and surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Frame work of web services for exchanging data with other applications </li></ul><ul><li>Greatly improved and extended administration section </li></ul><ul><li>Learning path </li></ul><ul><li>external repositories integration: Google Docs, Picasa, Flickr, You Tube, but also Matterhorn, Mediamosa and Fedora Repository support … </li></ul><ul><li>Portal functionalities: support for CAS, OpenId, Shibboleth … </li></ul>Chamilo 2.0: state of affairs (1)                             
    8. 8. Chamilo 2.0: external repositories                             
    9. 9. <ul><li>t o do: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interface: some streamlining necessary as to performance, usability and accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roles & rights: extend it further to some applications & to deeper levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation tools: peer assessment and competency based evaluation (under development) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tracking & reporting: some streamlining </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refactoring (limited), debugging ... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cf.: roadmap & support: </li></ul><ul><li>December 2010th: Release of Chamilo 2.0 : pre-production version </li></ul><ul><li>All further information on: </li></ul>Chamilo 2.0: state of affairs (2)                             
    10. 10. <ul><li>Automatic generation of metadata: using state of the art linguistic technology </li></ul><ul><li>Standards and norms: IMS, QTI, Scorm, portfolio … </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility & personalization: PLE, portable personal environment with a view towards livelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>More general use of web services </li></ul><ul><li> A clear structure facilitates the evolution in various directions and makes it easy to add applications. </li></ul>What after Chamilo 2.0?                             
    11. 11. Demonstration                             
    12. 12. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chamilo software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>community: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support site: </li></ul></ul>Input?