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Links & Kinks of Moodle Implementation


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E-Learning Journey of DLS-CSB

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Links & Kinks of Moodle Implementation

  1. 1. Links and Kinks to Effective Moodle Training for Faculty at DLS-CSB: A 3-in-1 Story Dela Cruz Jr., Rogelio B. Rodriguez, Marissa A. Salazar, Anthony, C.
  2. 2. Goals <ul><li>Provide a background of e-learning in the Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce DLS-CSB as an academic institution </li></ul><ul><li>Present the highlights of DLS-CSB’s journey towards e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>Generate insights about the challenges of e-learning implementation </li></ul>
  3. 3. ICT in the Philippines <ul><li>Low budget for education </li></ul><ul><li>PeLS (Philippine e-Learning Society) established in 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Driven by private institutions </li></ul>
  4. 4. ICT in the Philippines <ul><li>35 million urban population in 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9.8 million Internet users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6.9 users aged 10-29 years </li></ul></ul></ul>Source: AC Nielsen Media Philippines
  5. 5. Social Networking Data from comScore World Metrix 2010
  6. 6. About DLS-CSB <ul><li>Established in 1988 </li></ul><ul><li>Private college in Manila, Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>One of 17 schools under De La Salle Philippines (DLSP) </li></ul>
  7. 7. About DLS-CSB <ul><li>With six (6) schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies (SDEAS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School of Design and Arts (SDA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management (SHRIM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School of Management and Information and Technology (SMIT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School of Multidisciplinary Studies (SMS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. About DLS-CSB <ul><li>Three (3) terms in one school year, 14 weeks per term </li></ul><ul><li>With 800-900 faculty members, including teaching and non-teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80% are part-time teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student population close to 11,000 </li></ul>
  9. 9. In the beginning… <ul><li>WebCT subscription between 2002 and 2004 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low utilization (2 teaching faculty) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open source exploration in mid-2004 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three (3) Moodle explorers, teaching faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One (1) academic service faculty </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Now…
  11. 14. Our Moodle journey was lengthy and challenging…
  12. 15. Challenges <ul><li>Institutional priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Training manpower </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty resistance </li></ul>
  13. 16. SY 2005-2007 SY 2007-2010
  14. 17. What made the BIG difference?
  15. 18. Feedback <ul><li>Average perceived effectiveness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitator/Trainer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topics/Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logistics/Venue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interpretation scale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E (4.50-5.00), VG (3.50-4.49), G (2.50-3.49), F (1.50-2.49) and P (1.00-1.49) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 19. Favorable training feedback, LOW outcomes Favorable training feedback, HIGH outcomes
  17. 20. Review of… <ul><li>Training process </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty support </li></ul>
  18. 21. Training process Criteria Low Outcomes High Outcomes Duration 6 hours 6 hours Participant selection Open registration Departmental Content Broad topics, with hands-on exercises Moodle-specific, with hands-on exercises Delivery Teacher-led, mix of face-to-face and online sessions Facilitator-guided , face-to-face Trainee’s role Student Student and teacher Output Reflection paper, forum posts Online courseware (simple & ready-to-use)
  19. 22. Faculty support Criteria Low Outcomes High outcomes Follow through Individual consultation Individual consultation and “small” communities of practice Communication Help desk Help desk, mobile and online support Institutional support Recognition Recognition and reward (promotion) for effort
  20. 23. But wait…
  21. 24. New challenges <ul><li>Due to increased utilization of the LMS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bandwidth traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application server issues </li></ul></ul>
  22. 25. Who will help us address these challenges?
  23. 26. Review of…
  24. 27. IT support and services Criteria Low Outcomes High Outcomes SY 2005-07 SY 2007-08 SY 2008-09 SY 2009-10 Server One server for both application & database Upgrade of memory and CPU One more server for database No changes Network 2 Gbps Ethernet backbone No changes No changes Network backbone upgrade to 10 Gbps Internet connection 4 Mbps bandwidth No changes 25Mbps with bandwidth shaping 35 Mbps
  25. 28. STOP
  26. 29. There’s only one story… OUR story.
  27. 30. The DLS-CSB E-Learning Story
  28. 31. Systems Thinking Framework “… an integrated whole whose properties cannot be reduced to those of its smaller parts. All the essential properties of a living system depend on the relationships among its components.” Fritjof Capra Physicist, Author of The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life , Cofounder and Chair of the Center for Ecoliteracy
  29. 32. “ Relationships”
  30. 33. Culture of “Relationships” <ul><li>Social constructionist philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Departmental approach to participant selection </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated response to the challenges of e-learning </li></ul>
  31. 34. Synthesis
  32. 35. Questions, Comments and Insights
  33. 36. Salamat. Thank you.
  34. 37. Rogelio: [email_address] Marissa: [email_address] Anthony: [email_address]