Emerging learning and collaborative tools for building campus community
Download
1 / 26

Emerging Learning and Collaborative Tools for Building Campus Community - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 72 Views
  • Uploaded on

Emerging Learning and Collaborative Tools for Building Campus Community. Peter Siegel, Vice Provost and CIO Elizabeth Gibson, Director. APRU – CIO Conference March 22, 2007. Conclusions - Up Front. Collaborative Tools are becoming more and more critical to our communities.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Emerging Learning and Collaborative Tools for Building Campus Community' - lilah-melendez


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Emerging learning and collaborative tools for building campus community

Emerging Learning and Collaborative Tools for Building Campus Community

Peter Siegel, Vice Provost and CIO

Elizabeth Gibson, Director

APRU – CIO Conference

March 22, 2007


Conclusions up front
Conclusions - Up Front

  • Collaborative Tools are becoming more and more critical to our communities.

  • Community Source “Learning” Tools are great building blocks for collaboration.

    • Learning <=> research <=> community bldg

  • Tremendous Opportunities exist to leverage campus and international interest in community source collaboration tools

    • Universities, consortia, and vendors all have a role

  • Learning / Collaborative tools need to be integrated in fabric of IT services

    • including administrative, research, and other tools


Community source software
Community Source Software

  • Definition - Wikipedia

  • Why Community Source ?

  • The Case for Sakai

  • The role of commercial partners (in Sakai)

  • UCDavis’s Experience with Community Source


Sakai a community source lms
Sakai: A Community Source LMS

  • The role of Sakai in building community

  • Three venues:

    • Within the ‘Classroom’

    • Across the campus

    • Off Campus (nationally and internationally)


Collaborations
Collaborations

  • In the Course / Classroom

    • Student – Student

      • Group Projects

      • Chat / discussion boards

      • Wiki

    • Student – Faculty / TA

      • Ease of access, e.g. Feedback

      • Discussion Boards, Shared opinions

      • Application sharing, feedback – just in time…





Collaborations1
Collaborations

  • Collaborations across campus

    • Project sites

      • Faculty, Student, Staff, mixed…

    • New “Information and Educational Technology” (IET) Collaborations:

      • Teaching Resource Center (TRC)

      • Library

      • Professional Schools: Medical / Veterinary


Collaborations2
Collaborations

  • State, National and International Collaborations needing Project Sites

    • University of California

    • Partnerships with other Universities and Commercial Partners

    • Research sites

    • Campus communities sharing information globally


Sakai at ucdavis
Sakai at UCDavis

  • Status

    • Production

      • Medical School (Year 1 students)

      • Veterinary Medicine (Year 1 students)

    • Early Adopters

      • General campus:Music

    • Training Programs: faculty

      • Active

      • Ramping up for Spring Quarter


Sakai at ucdavis1
Sakai at UCDavis

  • What’s working

    • Faculty Support

    • Integration with information systems

    • Quality Assurance (QA) Testing

  • What’s (sort of) not working (yet…)

    • Quiz Tool and Gradebook tool

      • Working , but some issues


Future goals
Future Goals

  • What we want to add in the future to Sakai

    • Open Source Portfolio Tool

    • Goal Management Tool

    • “High stakes” Testing

    • Live meeting tool

    • Digital Repository access

    • Course Evaluation tool

    • Tools targeted to Graduate Student Management


More community building
More Community Building…

  • Other Tools Helping Build Communities:

    • Online Collaboration and Communications Applications

    • Confluence

    • Digital Repositories

  • Associated Activities Helping Build Communities:

    • SITT, FMFP,

    • “More Thoughtful Teaching” series


Community source community building and service oriented architectures
Community Source, Community Building, and Service-Oriented Architectures

QUESTION:

How do Community Source applications relate to everything else we do?

In other words:

  • How do we leverage our community tools into our administrative and support services and strategies?


Community source community building and service oriented architectures1
Community Source, Community Building, and Service-Oriented Architectures

Answer:

  • Use building blocks that can work in a modular Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) environment, to maximize interoperability, allow specific tools to be plugged in and out over time, and to reduce duplication, architectural dependence, and user effort


Soa definitions
SOA - Definitions Architectures

  • Definitions:

    • There is no widely-agreed upon definition

      • Wikipedia

  • An architecture that allows a range of (academic, administrative, and other) resources to interact as independent services which can be accessed without knowledge of their underlying platform implementation

    • Reworking of a definition at Wikipedia

  • Behind SOA is:

    • A philosophical commitment to creating and supporting modular building blocks that does at the enterprise level what “plug and play” has done at the individual computer operating system level


  • Service oriented architectures
    Service Oriented Architectures Architectures

    • Link Academic and Administrative Services

    • Services: Each self-contained but connected through a common architecture

      • Mix of community, home-grown, and vendortechnologies

        • Including collaboration and learning tools identified above

        • HR and Student (Course) systems

        • College or departmental “customizations” welcome


    Middleware is key
    Middleware is key Architectures

    • Develop identity management and “roles” software

    • Allows security and access control on the administrative side (whether Financials or Learning Tools)

    • Allows community-related roles to propogate to collaboration tools


    Middleware is key1
    Middleware is key Architectures

    Examples:

    • Allow only members of the financial affairs office to access this account

    • Let all chemistry students access this wiki

    • Enable all Eng 102 students to read this on-line material


    Status at davis
    Status at Davis Architectures

    • Developed Identity Management Proposal, ready to enter first formal assessment phase

    • Testing role-based middleware

    • Deploying Shibboleth authentication software (from Internet2) as a core service with other UC campuses


    Goals
    Goals Architectures

    • Deploy learning tools on broad basis

    • Integrate related tools as seamlessly as possible

      • Elluminate/Breeze, Digital Image software

      • Library services

    • Integrate with campus Content Mgmt System / Portals as they are engineered

    • Integrate with campus admin tools relating to courses

    • Integrate with middleware tools for identity, roles, and secure access


    Conclusions
    Conclusions Architectures

    • Collaborative Tools are becoming more and more critical to our communities.

    • Community Source “Learning” Tools are great building blocks for collaboration.

      • Learning <=> research <=> community bldg

    • Tremendous Opportunities exist to leverage campus and international interest in community source collaboration tools

      • Universities, consortia, and vendors all have a role

    • Learning / Collaborative tools need to be integrated in fabric of IT services

      • including administrative, research, and departmental tools


    Questions to consider
    Questions to consider Architectures

    • What is role of central units (IT, Lib, Teaching Center) in identifying and supporting teaching and collaborative tools?

    • Is IT integrated enough to provide effective integration of collaborative tools with middleware and administrative tools?

    • If not, what partnerships are necessary?


    Questions to consider1
    Questions to consider Architectures

    • What is the role of faculty in determining priorities in learning / collaborative tools?

    • Are there multiple teaching missions with different student groups:

      • - On-campus, distance education

    • Are multi-institutional consortia and services important to your campus?


    DISCUSSION Architectures


    ad