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Measuring e-Learning Success: Moving Towards Meaningful Metrics. Let’s Discuss. Hofstra University Overview Use of Blackboard @ Hofstra Who (faculty and students) and What (Content, Discussion Board, etc.) The Need for detailed information Stats we need in order to “Go Wide Go Deep”.

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Measuring e learning success moving towards meaningful metrics

Measuring e-Learning Success: Moving Towards Meaningful Metrics


Let s discuss

Let’s Discuss

Hofstra University Overview

Use of Blackboard @ Hofstra

Who (faculty and students) and

What (Content, Discussion Board, etc.)

The Need for detailed information

Stats we need in order to

“Go Wide Go Deep”


Let s discuss cont d

Let’s Discuss (cont’d)

The Process

What does Blackboard supply?

What else do we need?

The Implementation

What have we accomplished?


Hofstra university overview

Hofstra University Overview

  • 12,700+ Students

  • 1,200+Faculty

  • Student Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1

  • 240 acre campus on Long Island

  • PROGRAMS

  • 140 Undergrad

  • 150 Grad (one fully online)


Use of blackboard @ hofstra

Use of Blackboard @ Hofstra

1,200 + Blackboard courses “made available”

600 + unique instructors

10,500+ unique Hofstra students

(Fall 2007 Semester)

Majority of Courses are Blended/Supplemental

One fully online graduate degree (Jan. 2008)

Hofstra is a Blackboard 7.2/ASP client

  • Learning Objects

    • 4-6 in development 2007/08 academic year


The need for detailed information

The Need for Detailed Information

Who is using Blackboard?

Faculty – Full Time and Adjunct

Schools

and more

How is Blackboard being used?

Discussion Board

Content

and more

Semester to semester; year to year growth


The process

The Process

What does Blackboard supply?

Is it enough?

What could we do to get more detailed information?

We need more!

We need customized!


The solution

The Solution

Microsoft Access

Local data downloaded each night

Access to Blackboard servers (static IP)

Starting point: “available” courses for a semester

Eat the elephant one bite at a time

  • Full Semester storage requirements:

    • Over 900MB for a 1,200 course semester

    • Activity Accumulator – over 3 million records


The implementation

Map the data in the Blackboard tables

Create a local Access table structure to import the data

Get access to SIS (Banner) table with FT/PT faculty information

Create Access queries and reports

Create an automated nightly download procedure (4AM auto launch)

The Implementation


The implementation1

The Implementation


The implementation2

The Implementation


What have we accomplished

What Have We Accomplished?

A solution that’s repeatable semester after semester, year after year

Detailed reporting to faculty, dept. chairs and senior administrators

A serious motivator to grow the number of faculty users and courses and

Increase interactions between:

Teacher and student

Students and students

Wide Enough, Go Deep !


Ron chalmers sr instructional technologist ronald a chalmers@hofstra edu 516 463 4532

Ron Chalmers

Sr. Instructional Technologist

[email protected]

516-463-4532

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."

Lao Tzu


Here s a learning object

HERE’S A LEARNING OBJECT


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