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Welcome. LON-CAPA Conference and Workshop May 2006 Michigan State University. Sponsorship. Sponsored by The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Michigan State University The National Science Foundation. Participants. Content Assembly. Cross-institutional network:

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welcome

Welcome

LON-CAPA Conference and Workshop

May 2006

Michigan State University

sponsorship
Sponsorship
  • Sponsored by
    • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Michigan State University
    • The National Science Foundation
content assembly
Content Assembly
  • Cross-institutional network:
    • 40 colleges and universities
    • 40 middle and high schools
    • 6 publishers
  • Approx. double compared to last year
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Content Assembly
  • Total holdings (Fall 2005): 148,483 resources
    • Content pages: 38,308
    • Problems: 52,592
    • Images: 49,340
    • Content assemblies: 6,643
    • Animations: 700
    • Movies: 500
    • Simulations: 400
release 2 0
Release 2.0
  • Released August 2005
  • Significant speedups and better caching
  • Several functionality enhancements
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2.0: Content Assembly
  • Recognizes file dependencies when uploading files from your local computer
2 0 mathematics
2.0: Mathematics

<m>\[4y^2+\sqrt{\frac{2x^2+3x+4}{1-x^2}}\]</m>

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2.0
  • <chem>, <algebra>, <num> and <parse> display tags
  • IMS Import for WebCT 4.0
  • IMS Export
  • Score upload improved
  • More options for anonymous bubble sheet exams
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2.0
  • Submit student portfolio files to assignments
release 2 1
Release 2.1
  • Released December 2005
  • Several functionality enhancements
2 1 content assembly
2.1: Content Assembly

Sorted by access count

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2.1: Content Assembly
  • Newly establish bi-directional link to NSF National Science Digital Library
2 1 communication
2.1: Communication
  • Messages can be sorted by course
  • Now included direct jumps to take action in response to messages
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2.1
  • Direct “switch server” functionality without having to login again
  • <externalresponse>
  • <customresponse>
  • Bridgetask slot management
  • IMS Import BlackBoard 6
msu support
MSU Support
  • Course Request System
msu usability testing
MSU: Usability Testing
  • Collaboration with MSU Usability Lab
  • Testing LON-CAPA Usability for
    • Students
    • Course Coordinators
    • Authors
  • Student study complete
  • Course Coordinator study in progress
nsf itr sunset
NSF ITR Sunset
  • NSF ITR project is in no-cost extension
  • Ends in August 2006
  • Sustainability through two follow-up organizations:
    • Commercial business: eduCog, LLC
    • LON-CAPA Academic Consortium
commercial business
Commercial Business
  • eduCog, LLC
  • Founded in 2005
  • Today hosting LON-CAPA for
    • 2 universities
    • 32 schools
    • 6 publishers
consortium
Consortium
  • LON-CAPA Academic Consortium
  • Michigan State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign founding members
  • Documents received legal signatures in April and May 2006, respectively
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Consortium
  • MSU and UIUC committed $200k/year for 5 years toward LON-CAPA project
  • $2M for 5 years, same amount as ITR grant (but without overhead)
  • Funds are in-kind, i.e., provide personnel and other services and resources toward project
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Consortium
  • Consortium has a board that governs and coordinates:
    • Future directions of the project
    • Major functionality changes
    • Content cluster membership
    • Consortium membership
    • Annual conferences and workshops
    • Policy issues
    • Public relations
    • Financial development and grant-making
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Consortium
  • Core members: $200k/year for five years, one full-time programmer: four votes on board
  • Sustaining members: $125k/year for five years: two votes on board
  • Associate members: $50k/year for three years: one vote on board
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Consortium
  • Things that can count toward membership:
    • Programmer salaries (at least 25% appointed toward project)
    • Support staff
    • Documentation efforts
    • Major content development efforts
    • Conference sponsorship
outlook
Outlook
  • Hoping to increase both cluster and consortium membership
  • Start collaborations with other educational content sharing projects, for example the German CampusContent Project
outlook functionality
Outlook: Functionality
  • Integration of symbolic algebra system
  • Currently testing Maxima
  • Collaboration with University of Applied Sciences at Wolfenbüttel, Germany
outlook in class use
Outlook: In-Class Use
  • With Mazur group at Harvard and Bill Junkin at Erskine

Imported, currently being cleaned up

outlook public portfolio
Outlook: Public Portfolio
  • Set access rights for portfolio content to “public”
  • Advertise the content
outlook rss podcasts calendars
Outlook: RSS, Podcasts, Calendars
  • Download due dates, etc, into iCalendar on PDAs, etc.
  • Announcements on RSS
  • Podcasting of portfolio items, published documents, lecture video, etc.
  • Mobile learning
outlook scan into lon capa
Outlook: Scan into LON-CAPA
  • Scan exams directly into LON-CAPA

… just leaving this in here

outlook single sign on
Outlook: Single-Sign-On
  • LON-CAPA will work with Sentinel Single-Sign-On at MSU
  • LON-CAPA will work with Shibboleth at Ohio University
outlook workshop
Outlook: Workshop
  • LON-CAPA Summer Workshop
  • June 19th-22nd, 2006
  • Michigan State University
  • Register online NOW at lon-capa.org
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Outlook
  • 2007 LON-CAPA Conference and Workshop: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign