Course Hub

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This presentation is an overview of the Course Hub, a new platform in development at Middlebury College for creatingaggregating course resources from RSS feeds and connected platforms

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Course Hub

  1. 1. Course HubAdam Franco Alex ChapinSenior Software Engineer - Principal CurricularWeb Application TechnologistDevelopment
  2. 2. Research Findings many faculty do not create course sites many faculty are not aware of the platforms available to them a significant number of faculty use multiple platforms to distribute course material and engage students many students complain of not being able to find course sites
  3. 3. Course Hub: Overview Basic site for all courses Listing of online resources for each course Aggregation of updates many online resources Dashboard view of activity across all courses Simple tools for: adding a syllabus creating resources in connected platforms adding links adding RSS feeds
  4. 4. Course Hub site
  5. 5. Course Hub Dashboard
  6. 6. Research Findings many faculty do not create course sites many faculty are not aware of the platforms available to them a significant number of faculty use multiple platforms to distribute course material and engage students many students complain of not being able to find course sites
  7. 7. Many faculty do not create course sites Course Hub automatically creates sites for all courses with basic information including: course title, description and schedule instructor name schedule
  8. 8. Many faculty are not aware of theplatforms available to them Course Hub allows faculty to create resources using available platforms including: WordPress LMS ERES ...
  9. 9. A significant number of faculty usemultiple platforms to distribute coursematerial and engage students Course Hub allows faculty to add RSS feeds from other platforms including: blogging platforms wikis Google sites any platform that uses RSS
  10. 10. Many students complain of not beingable to find course sites Course Hub shows students list of all the courses they are taking and aggregates updates from all courses into a single view Course hub sites aggregate updates from all resources created in "connected" platforms
  11. 11. Course Hub > Case Studies
  12. 12. Case Study > Faculty > Biology
  13. 13. Case Study > BIOL 0323A > Updates
  14. 14. Case Study > BIOL 0323A > WordPress
  15. 15. Case Study > BIOL 0323A > Updates
  16. 16. Case Study > BIOL 0323A > Moodle
  17. 17. Case Study > BIOL 0323A > Updates
  18. 18. Case Study > BIOL 0323A > Resources
  19. 19. Case Study > BIOL 0323A > Resources
  20. 20. Case Study > BIOL 0323A > WordPress
  21. 21. Future work Personal RSS feed -- one feed for everything More connectors: LMS (Moodle or Sakai) for Middlebury Moodle for MIIS MediaWiki Course folders? Class Email? MIIS deployment
  22. 22. QuestionsCommentsFeedback

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