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UCLA syllabus presentation

  1. 1. SYLLABUS PREVIEW PROJECT AUG 6, 2013
  2. 2. ABOUT ME •  SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/rexlorenzo •  CCLE lead developer (Common Collaboration & Learning Environment) at UCLA •  Working with Moodle since 2011 •  Particularly helper Moodler
  3. 3. OUTLINE 1.  Background 2.  Walkthrough 3.  Lessons learned
  4. 4. 1. BACKGROUND •  History •  Instructor concerns •  Students concerns •  Our “solution”
  5. 5. HISTORY •  IEI fee – renewed in 2007, seed funding for CCLE •  Students expecting more from class websites •  Increasing time until graduation •  Difficulty in getting classes •  Anderson School joining CCLE •  Needed way to tag syllabi for student course shopping
  6. 6. INSTRUCTOR CONCERNS •  Intellectual thievery •  My syllabus is my intellectual property •  I have had other schools “take” my course without permission •  Course “shopping” •  “Shopping” for courses? Are they for sale? •  Students who pre-read syllabi are trying to find the “easier” class to take. •  Extra chore •  It is really annoying to get those messages asking, asking, asking for a syllabus in advance
  7. 7. STUDENT CONCERNS •  Unable to make informed decisions •  Look at past syllabus •  Word of mouth •  Bruinwalk •  Want to find courses that “fit” •  Don’t just want “easy” courses •  Want balance
  8. 8. OUR “SOLUTION” •  Allow instructors to control access to syllabi •  Identify courses with syllabi •  Flag “preview” syllabi
  9. 9. 2. WALKTHROUGH •  How instructors can upload a syllabus •  How students access syllabi •  Future plans
  10. 10. REMINDER
  11. 11. SYLLABUS MANAGER
  12. 12. ADDING A RESTRICTED SYLLABUS
  13. 13. ADDING AN “UNRESTRICTED” SYLLABUS
  14. 14. MANAGING SYLLABI
  15. 15. VIEWING A SYLLABUS
  16. 16. SYLLABI BROWSING
  17. 17. FUTURE DEVELOPMENT PLANS •  Integrate with UCLA Registrar course listings •  Integrate with MyUCLA class planner
  18. 18. UCLA REGISTRAR COURSE LISTINGS
  19. 19. MYUCLA CLASS PLANNER
  20. 20. 3. LESSONS LEARNED •  No one reads email! •  Defaults matter •  “Marketing”
  21. 21. NO ONE READS EMAIL! Adding syllabus reminder 0 20 40 60 80 Courses w/ syllabi General public Logged in Restricted Spring 2013 Winter 2013 ~2X increase! A problem
  22. 22. DEFAULTS MATTER 0 20 40 60 80 General public Logged in Restricted Summer 2013 Spring 2013
  23. 23. DEFAULTS MATTER
  24. 24. “MARKETING” •  Choose words carefully •  “Course shopping” •  Sell, Advertise, Promote •  Expectations, Appropriate, “Time to degree” •  Who’s job is it get faculty post early syllabi?
  25. 25. CONCLUSION/QUESTIONS? Github: https://github.com/ucla/moodle-local_syllabus Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/rexlorenzo My info: Rex Lorenzo <rex@oid.ucla.edu>

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