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kForgard - Beyond the LMS


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Presentation for Bridgewater State University's 2013 EdTech Day.

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kForgard - Beyond the LMS

  1. 1. Beyond the LMS: Creating a Digital Learning Space for your Course Kevin Forgard Instructional Designer Bristol Community College Presentation information is available at:
  2. 2. Session Objectives • Understand why going beyond the LMS is important • Learn about some of the tools faculty can use to create a digital course space outside a traditional LMS • Begin to conceptualize online tools as an viable external learning environment
  3. 3. Expect session to be highly interactive Warning!
  4. 4. Next…a quiz
  5. 5. Vocabulary Lesson LMS
  6. 6. Vocabulary Lesson CMS
  7. 7. Vocabulary Lesson AMS
  8. 8. Vocabulary Lesson Flipped Classroom
  9. 9. Vocabulary Lesson Learning Object
  10. 10. Vocabulary Lesson Cloud Computin g
  11. 11. Vocabulary Lesson Aggregato r
  12. 12. Vocabulary Lesson Tag
  13. 13. Vocabulary Lesson Embed
  14. 14. Vocabulary Lesson Sync
  15. 15. Vocabulary Lesson PLE
  16. 16. Where does this all lead? From Personal Learning Environment (PLE) TO Personal teaching environment (PTE) OR External teaching environment (ETE)
  17. 17. Before beating up the LMS How does an LMS serve us?
  18. 18. Convenient student management system Grades, attendance, assessments, analytics Course organization (online, hybrid, eLearning) Built-in tools: discussion forum, quizzes, blogs, games, etc. User authentication How does an LMS serve us?
  19. 19. Working in an LMS How does the LMS challenge your teaching and learning activities?
  20. 20. What technologies are you using in your courses?
  21. 21. How well do they work with your institution’s LMS?
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  23. 23. Building a model LMS • Student grades • Authenticated login • Closed system • Supported by eLearning team • FERPA compliant • Re-useable design (LOR) Non-LMS • Open (can be controlled) • Flexible design • Cloud-based • Cross-collaborative
  24. 24. LMS Student PLE Course ETE Authenticated Users Only Any outside visitors (settings based on system) Employers Family Classmates Similar learners Colleagues Future and past students Other interested learners and educators Building a model
  25. 25. What is the course’s objective in using an ETE? Communication – announcement, chat, information aggregation Content presentation – videos, articles, presentations Collaboration – student comments and participation activities Compilation – links to PLE and other student digital work
  26. 26. Example Technologies • Edublogs – • Google Sites – • Twitter – • Facebook/Google+ - Create groups private of publis • Diigo – • Wikispaces – • ePortfolio – various management systems
  27. 27. Examples - Accounting Course - Writing Course Chris Yokel – Instructor of English me/published - ASL Capstone Course using ePortfolio Sandy Lygren – Deaf Studies Program Director - Blog as a course space for a writing course - a professional development course space
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  29. 29. Thanks for attending my session! Kevin Forgard | Instructional Designer Bristol Community College (BCC) @kforgard