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NCDLA - Collaborating with Sakai

  1. 1. Session 2.72<br />Collaborating Across Sections and Large Groups with Sakai<br />February 16, 2011<br />Dr. Anastacia Kohl & Rob Moore<br />University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill<br />
  2. 2. Meet Your Presenters<br />Dr. Anastacia Kohl | kohl@email.unc.edu<br /><ul><li>Lecturer of Spanish in Department of Romance Languages
  3. 3. Faculty coordinator of Spanish 203 since Fall 2006 which has 40+ sections and 35+ instructors per semester
  4. 4. Using Sakai since 2009</li></ul>Rob Moore | robmoore@unc.edu<br /><ul><li>Instructional Technology Developer in School of Government
  5. 5. Managed the Foreign Language Sakai Pilot which moved over 4k undergraduates and over 60 instructors to Sakai
  6. 6. Using Sakai since 2008</li></li></ul><li>About this Presentation<br />This presentation will focus on the tools that we have used in actual courses at UNC<br />The same concepts and tools that we used for a multi-section course could be used for any large group<br />
  7. 7. Sakai Experience<br />What is your experience with Sakai?<br />I’ve never heard of it<br />I’ve heard of it but haven't ever used it<br />I’m currently teaching with it<br />I’m going to start teaching with it<br />
  8. 8. A typical UNC course using Blackboard<br />
  9. 9. How ROML used Blackboard<br />
  10. 10. Multi-Section Courses using Blackboard at UNC<br />
  11. 11. Communication and Organizational Breakdown<br />
  12. 12. Motivation for Change<br />Spanish 105, 203, 204 have between 25 – 43 sectionseach<br />That’s over 400 students in each of these courses, more than would fit in one of the largest lecture halls at UNC<br />Photo taken from http://hotline.unc.edu<br />
  13. 13. Features of the Foreign Language Sakai Pilot<br />
  14. 14. Problem solved – Sakai Umbrella course<br />
  15. 15. Convenience of each course having a tab<br />
  16. 16. <ul><li>Announcements
  17. 17. Assignments
  18. 18. Calendar
  19. 19. Forums (both tools)
  20. 20. Gradebook
  21. 21. Messages
  22. 22. Resources
  23. 23. Tests & Quizzes</li></ul>Group and Section-Aware Tools in Sakai<br />The following tools allow for filtering of content:<br />This is the most significant difference between Blackboard and Sakai<br />
  24. 24. Granular control for information and content<br />
  25. 25. Granular control for information and content<br />
  26. 26. Resources Tool<br />
  27. 27. Creating Site Content in Sakai<br />WYSIWYG HTML Editor<br />Word Documents<br />Embedding Videos or external content<br />
  28. 28. Creating HTML Pages<br />
  29. 29. Creating HTML Pages<br />
  30. 30. Managing Resources<br />
  31. 31. Managing Resources<br />
  32. 32. Managing Resources<br />
  33. 33. Messages Tool<br />
  34. 34. Organizing Content with Modules Tool<br />
  35. 35. Organizing Content with Modules Tool<br />
  36. 36. Discussion Forums<br />
  37. 37. Discussion Forums<br />
  38. 38. Benefits for Coordinators<br />
  39. 39. Coordinator controls common content<br />
  40. 40. Coordinator able to monitor grades<br />
  41. 41. Benefits for Instructors<br />
  42. 42. Benefits for Students<br />
  43. 43. Lessons Learned<br />Take full advantage of training and resources<br />Find a different way to present the change to stakeholders<br />Take advantage of flexibility of site design to customize the course site<br />Remember that technology sometimes fails and go with the flow<br />
  44. 44. Contact Us<br />Dr. Anastacia Kohl<br />kohl@email.unc.edu<br />Rob Moore<br />robmoore@unc.edu<br />

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