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Elgg at the University of Brighton -- Stanier

Stan Stanier's presentation for the JISC 2.0 study on Web 2.0 for learning and teaching

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Elgg at the University of Brighton -- Stanier

  1. 1. Elgg at the University of Brighton Stan Stanier
  2. 2. Brighton setup <ul><li>Using Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>MLE not VLE - significant integration </li></ul><ul><li>95% of all modules active </li></ul><ul><li>30,000+ users, 3,500 course/module areas </li></ul><ul><li>Using Elgg ( ) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Elgg? <ul><li>Wanted to provide all students with proper blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Only system to offer the kinds of integration we needed </li></ul><ul><li>The need to break our dependence on Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>A sense of community as well as just blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Designed with learning & teaching in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to increase student participation </li></ul>
  4. 5. Integrating with Bb and MIS <ul><li>Single sign-on with Bb </li></ul><ul><li>LDAP integration </li></ul><ul><li>XML feeds from MIS systems </li></ul><ul><li>Commnity@Brighton appears as a tab within Bb </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic creation of communities for all modules and courses and linking to them from within Bb course areas </li></ul><ul><li>Communities automatically default to private </li></ul><ul><li>Simple linking from Bb course areas to communities </li></ul>
  5. 7. Usage <ul><li>Good mixture of social and academic </li></ul><ul><li>Several courses and modules </li></ul><ul><li>Many student-created communities </li></ul><ul><li>Good take up from student support services </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual support </li></ul><ul><li>Policy discussion </li></ul>
  6. 8. Academic usage <ul><li>General discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Photography - photo galleries & comment </li></ul><ul><li>PDP & ePortfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Cross course video sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic design (collaboration with computing students) </li></ul><ul><li>Creative writing </li></ul><ul><li>New media studies </li></ul>
  7. 9. Issues <ul><li>Academic understanding/seeing potential </li></ul><ul><li>External use </li></ul><ul><li>Visibility of Bb tabs </li></ul><ul><li>Students don’t get ePortfolios or reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a sense of community/critical mass </li></ul>