The Unsexy LMS

Mathieu Plourde, Project Leader, LMS
    IT-Client Support & Services
       University of Delaware
      ...
Purpose of this session
• As the number of tools available to
  instructors explodes, will the learning
  management syste...
Opinions & Testimonials


11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde   3
Jim Groom




                  http://bit.ly/unsexy-groom

11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde   4
Richard Gordon
• Instructor of Computer Sciences
• Used supplemental tools to replace Sakai
  tools




                  ...
Tool Selection Scenarios


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Content Authoring
    Sakai                                                 Web 2.0
    rWiki                             ...
Group Communication
   Sakai                                                   Web 2.0
 Messages                          ...
SAKAI TOOLS
                                                                = BORING!!!




                              ...
Where’s the Value?


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Brainstorming Session
• For which activities does the LMS perform
  better than other technologies?




      11th Sakai C...
Brainstorming Session
• In which contexts would it be more
  appropriate to use free web 2.0 tools?




      11th Sakai C...
Some Additional Thoughts


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Different Aggregating Strategies
•   Google Doc
•   Wiki
•   Start Page
•   Blog
•   Web Page
•   … and Many
    More!


 ...
Using an LMS as an Aggregator




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A Critical Mass?

         Automation                                    Innovation




 Most                             ...
Things That Should Remain Private
•   Grades
•   Graded papers
•   Instructor feedback
•   Exams
•   Copyrighted material
...
From the LMS to the OLN




                   © Jonathan Mott, Envisioning the Post-LMS Era
                       EDUCAU...
Open Discussion




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Thank You!
• Mathieu Plourde
 Project Leader, LMS
 IT-Client Support & Services
 University of Delaware
 mathieu@udel.edu
...
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  1. 1. The Unsexy LMS Mathieu Plourde, Project Leader, LMS IT-Client Support & Services University of Delaware June 15, 2010
  2. 2. Purpose of this session • As the number of tools available to instructors explodes, will the learning management system becoming obsolete? 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 2
  3. 3. Opinions & Testimonials 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 3
  4. 4. Jim Groom http://bit.ly/unsexy-groom 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 4
  5. 5. Richard Gordon • Instructor of Computer Sciences • Used supplemental tools to replace Sakai tools Starts at 10:15 http://bit.ly/unsexy-gordon 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 5
  6. 6. Tool Selection Scenarios 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 6
  7. 7. Content Authoring Sakai Web 2.0 rWiki Google Docs Web Pages in Google Sites Resources Syllabus Tool Wikispaces … and many more! 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 7
  8. 8. Group Communication Sakai Web 2.0 Messages Google Groups Forums Yahoo Groups Mail Archive Listserv Twitter #hashtag Facebook group … and many more! 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 8
  9. 9. SAKAI TOOLS = BORING!!! Attribution: scragz on Flickr - 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde http://www.flickr.com/photos/scragz/91147636/ 9
  10. 10. Where’s the Value? 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 10
  11. 11. Brainstorming Session • For which activities does the LMS perform better than other technologies? 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 11
  12. 12. Brainstorming Session • In which contexts would it be more appropriate to use free web 2.0 tools? 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 12
  13. 13. Some Additional Thoughts 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 13
  14. 14. Different Aggregating Strategies • Google Doc • Wiki • Start Page • Blog • Web Page • … and Many More! 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 14
  15. 15. Using an LMS as an Aggregator 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 15
  16. 16. A Critical Mass? Automation Innovation Most Some Few Faculty Faculty Faculty Dr. Chuck 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 16
  17. 17. Things That Should Remain Private • Grades • Graded papers • Instructor feedback • Exams • Copyrighted material • Email conversations 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 17
  18. 18. From the LMS to the OLN © Jonathan Mott, Envisioning the Post-LMS Era EDUCAUSE Quarterly, Vol. 33, #1, 2010 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 18
  19. 19. Open Discussion 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 19
  20. 20. Thank You! • Mathieu Plourde Project Leader, LMS IT-Client Support & Services University of Delaware mathieu@udel.edu Twitter: mathplourde 11th Sakai Conference - The Unsexy LMS - M. Plourde 20

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