Learning Management System Selection Framework Learning Management System Selection Committee Prepared by the Process Advisory Committee
Expanded Process Focus • Contribute to strategic planning • Identify infrastructure for the support of eLearning • Identification and selection of eLearning tools
Contribute to Learning Technology Strategic Planning • Communicate consensus when found • Periodic reports to LTCC on issues arising • Acquire strategic plans from other institutions
Identify Infrastructure for the Support of eLearning • Pedagogical ongoing supports • Content development supports • Technical ongoing support requirements • Enterprise interface requirements • Implementation/transition issues • Initial training requirements • Other? What we have now and what we will need for the future …..
Identification and Selection of eLearning ToolsFive Goals • Raise awareness about learning technology systems • Identify user needs • Define current SFU learning technology context • Review and summarize current relevant knowledge • Facilitate LMS and related tools identification
Raise Awareness About Learning Technology Systems • Why eLearning? • What is possible? • Benefits for users • Benefits for SFU
Who’s Awareness? • Teaching faculty and students are primary focus • Also researchers, administrators and staff included
Raise Awareness • Presentations and demonstrations • Pedagogical features and benefits of eLearning systems • Web site with exemplary examples, links and forum • Continual flow of information to SFU community
Identify User Needs • Discussion meetings for user groups • WebCT, FirstClass, Surrey CMS users, etc. • Web-based Survey – opportunity for input • Faculty, researchers, student sample • Focus sessions • eLINC, CDE, LIDC, ACS, etc. • Interviews • GDBA, MOT, Co-op, LONCAPA, etc.
Define Current SFU Learning Technology Context • Collate and summarize existing reports • Several good reports exist • Establish current “benchmarks” of eLearning usage and tools • Conduct survey if additional information is required
Review and Summarize Current Relevant Knowledge • Characterize LMS literature, reviews, etc. • Confer with other sites about their experience • Gather information about pedagogical utility/functional efficiency of various LMS and related tools solutions • Find out what process was used to select a specific LMS and what we might learn from that experience
Facilitate LMS and Related Tools Identification • LMS • Communication tools (not always in LMS) • Discussion tools (i.e. FirstClass) • Synchronous tools (i.e. vClass) • Peer to peer • Content development tools • HTML tools • Multimedia • Video, etc • Assessment tools • Research and evaluation tools
Facilitate LMS and Related Tools Identification • Assist with establishing criteria for selection • Assist with short-listing • Liaise with purchasing department if needed • Arrange and conduct vendor presentations • Assist LMSSC with preparation of recommendation
Action Items • Timetable of Activities for July and August • Prepare for next meeting of LMSSC • Ian Smissen on July 23, public session, LMSSC meeting • Web site development • First version up August 1 • Interview plans • Prepare for next meeting • Survey plans • Prepare for next meeting • Timetable of Activities for September and October