LRT Talks 20130319 Kaltura User Group

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A summary of MMU's approach to enhancing the student experience and how it's recently added Kaltura to its Core+ VLE

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LRT Talks 20130319 Kaltura User Group

  1. 1. Enhancing the Student Learning Experience with Kaltura London | Mar 2013 Professor Mark Stubbs Head of Learning & Research Technologies m.stubbs@mmu.ac.uk http://twitter.com/thestubbs http://slideshare.net/markstubbsMonday, March 18, 2013
  2. 2. Context | an interesting place to work!• Large, popular, multi-campus university – 36,000+ students | 1,000+ courses | consolidating from 7 sites• Pursuing an ambitious transformation initiative – New Buildings, New Curriculum, New Admin Processes & Systems, New Learning & Mobile Tech, New Quality Processes…
  3. 3. Interconnected & important to get right! League table rankings A Marketing & Recruitment Reputation Processes C B Learning, Teaching, Assessment Student Intake Student Retention & Personal Development (Aspirations, Attitude Success & Processes, Facilities & Abilities) Satisfaction & Resources Resource allocation All Year Numbers A Recruit to target B Improve satisfaction, retention & success C Inform decision-makers
  4. 4. Understanding how best to make a differenceCareful diagnosis of (diverse) learning experiences• Recurrent messages – Focus groups: consistent, easy to find info – NSS analysis: course organisation determining Q22 – Mobile surveys: deadlines, timetables… (m-admin)• Great (and not-so great) expectations – “engaging, well-organised courses” – “tutors who know me”
  5. 5. Coordinating our response B Improve satisfaction, retention & success Simplify Great Great Great Unwieldy Online Experience Learning Spaces TeachingCurriculum (Seamless, personalised)
  6. 6. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceEngaging our learners: Core+ DVLE model Learning technologies not isolated : interaction with personal and administrative systems and underlying infrastructure are major determinants of the quality of the overall experience Recognised: watch & learn how staff use tech Recommended: staff set up & we train to integrate Arranged: we set up & train staff to use Core: we set up & train staff & tell students it’ll be a consistent front door http://lrt.mmu.ac.uk/ltreview
  7. 7. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner megamashup mws 7
  8. 8. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner Student ID Timetable Sync to personal device 8
  9. 9. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner Student ID (+ Module code) Hand-in dates / extensions / marks Personalised submission sheet 9
  10. 10. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner Module code Resource list Relevant resource 10
  11. 11. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner Module code Past exam papers Past exam paper 11
  12. 12. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceBehind the scenes, making it all work …• Consistent tagging (so relevant data can be aggregated)• Web services (to power the aggregation)• Moodle block (to present personalised information) – Every Moodle course area set up as Code_AcYear_Occurrence – We know the Moodle authenticated user & course area id so we have everything we need to query systems for relevant content… UserID Code AcYear OccurrenceAnnouncements X X X XTimetable X X X XDeadlines X X X XReading list X XPast papers X 12
  13. 13. Phase 2: build on Moodle’s success inspireresearch video ? extend e-submissiontrain e-portfolio upgrade 1.9 2.4
  14. 14. Our video requirementsCost effective, scalable solution to• Replace our ageing Apple Podcast server – Simple upload, transcoding, storage, RSS & playback• Integrate with Moodle 1.9 and 2.4 – Simple upload & playback, ideally with auto-tagging• Deliver multi-platform playback – Every flavour of form factor & operating system• Fit with our Core+ VLE architecture & philosophy – Extensive open APIs, ideally access to source code... from people who’d strengthen our group of strategic partners ? =
  15. 15. Extending our Core+ VLE with Kaltura video Authenticate & Authorise Upload/play Upload/showcase/search from moodle from mmutube (Kaltura plugin) (KMS) Configure & Analyse Transcoding/StoragePlay from mobile (KMC) (Kaltura API)
  16. 16. MMU’s implementation (so far!)KMC cloud, KMS on-premise + Moodle 1.9 & 2.x plugins • Evaluation; Contract negotiated & signed 2012Q3 • Mentored KMC/KMS configuration & 2012Q4 Moodle 1.9 customisation & testing • Moodle 1.9 live, Apple Emergency Migration 2013Q1 & Moodle 2.4 customisation & testing
  17. 17. Moodle 1.9 block | video course toolsAdd a video resourceOr a video presentationOr create a video assignment “We have a video submission running in the business school! Students love it! Lecturers love it! …”
  18. 18. Moodle 1.9 plugin | auto-tagged uploads
  19. 19. Moodle 1.9 block | iTunes subscription“Stop me & play KMCone” YUI widgetauto-scrollsthroughthumbnails Custom web serviceRSS feedprefixed by itpc://launchesiTunessubscription
  20. 20. KMC config | upload once, use many Authenticate & Authorise Upload/play Upload/showcase/search from moodle from mmutube (Kaltura plugin) (KMS) MediaSpace + private << default for uploads + site Transcoding/Storage + galleries (KMC) + Public + MMU-only + MMU-campus
  21. 21. Kaltura KMS | mmutube.mmu.ac.ukAD-auth and 3 Galleries: Public, MMU-only, MMU-campus
  22. 22. KMC API | Apple Emergency Migration Major failure out of warranty Emergency hard disk repair Short window to extract 3+ years’ videosRSS search videos by user KMC Custom web service Upload, set author, title, tag & transcode 1,700+ video transferred in 2 days: each now available in Moodle & mmutube for relevant tutor under “My Content”
  23. 23. Kaltura KMC | Analytics2,100+ videos so far, 300 played 934 times in last 30 days
  24. 24. Moodle 2.4 package | Impressive! Integrates with Moodle 2.4 repository Includes screen recording & usage statsWe’ve fixed & customised 2.3 code (to add auto-tagging)Testing starts this monthPlanning to contribute our code changes
  25. 25. Making a difference with Kaltura B Improve satisfaction, retention & success Simplify Great Great Great Unwieldy Online Experience Learning Spaces TeachingCurriculum (Seamless, personalised)

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