A Cat-Herding Tale: Forging a Single Course Management System

A Cat-Herding Tale: Forging a Single Course Management System

A Cat-Herding Tale Forging a Single Course Management System for a Decentralized Institution Copyright Abdul Shibli, 2004.This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author. A Poster Presentation by Abdul Shibli Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts

http://gseweb.harvard.edu/~shibliab Educause 2004, Denver, CO Percent of Harvard courses by school and course platform Arnold Arbor KSG HMS HBS

FAS ICG Tools HLS FAS -DCE ICG Tools HGSE ICG/iCommons Tools HGSD HDS ICG/iCommons Tools FAS HSPH

HSPH ICG/iCommons Tools HGSD ICG/iCommns Tools HLS ICG/iCommons Arnold Arbor ICG/iCommons Tools HDS HBS HBS Coursetools KSG Lotus HGSE

HMS HMS myCourses FAS -DCE Some Accomplishments Strengthening of the student learning experiences in the various schools at Harvard World-class course management platform that is both faculty- and student-centric Started as a Pilot in 2000, now embraces all schools at Harvard 80% of courses using common set of tools Harvards schools are sharing resources; librarians and instructional technologists are

cooperating; faculty are enthusiastic. Accomplishments The collaborative effort has spawned and/or

linked up with other initiatives: Presidential Instructional Technologies Fellows Web pedagogy and community of practitioners Technology Integration Needs assessment Faculty development Course transformation & content development Three Ts (tools, training, and technical support) Strengthening of working relationship between faculty and technologists Key Challenges To consolidate best of breed instructional tools

from around the university into a single, integrated course management system To overcome the historical independence of Harvards various academic environments To reconcile technical approaches to software development in a way that produces an application equally relevant to diverse instructional cultures and curricula

Recently Viewed Presentations

  • The KY Transportation Cabinet's Bike/Ped Program

    The KY Transportation Cabinet's Bike/Ped Program

    The KY Transportation Cabinet's Bike/Ped Program. 2018 Updates from Troy HearN. Cabinet's Mission To provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound and fiscally responsible transportation system that delivers economic opportunity and enhances the quality of life in Kentucky.As a state agency,...
  • Code Update Training 2015 Virginia Mechanical Code 2015

    Code Update Training 2015 Virginia Mechanical Code 2015

    New Definition - Pollution Control Unit. Pollution Control Unit. Manufactured equipment that is installed in a grease exhaust duct system for the purpose of extracting smoke, grease particles, and odors from the exhaust flow by means of a series of...
  • Welcome There are clearly many aspects of online

    Welcome There are clearly many aspects of online

    In Gilly Salmon's terms, the person in charge of an online discussion is a 'moderator' and the teacher trainer - the moderator trainer - was called the 'convener'. Our convener was very good at his job. I hope he managed...
  • download.microsoft.com

    download.microsoft.com

    Created Date: 3/1/2007 5:30:19 PM Document presentation format: On-screen Show (4:3) Other titles: Arial AGaramond Verdana Times New Roman Times Garamond Segoe Semibold Default Design Microsoft Visio Drawing Adobe Photoshop Elements Image Slide 1 Vision Confusion Coming up What is...
  • Thinking Skills: Taking Deaf Students to Higher Levels

    Thinking Skills: Taking Deaf Students to Higher Levels

    Developing Thinking Skills in Deaf Learners: Strategies and Priorities for the Science and Mathematics Teacher Harry G. Lang Rachel C. Lewis National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester Institute of Technology Objectives At the end of this unit, the teacher...
  • The new UCAS Tariff  for entry into higher

    The new UCAS Tariff for entry into higher

    Passes at GCSE level in 5 subjects (grade C or above) including English Language, Mathematics and a double award at science, or a separate science such as Physics or Chemistry, and one other subject (Art & Design or Design Technology...
  • ABET Update Proposed Revisions to EAC General Criteria

    ABET Update Proposed Revisions to EAC General Criteria

    The process involves identifying opportunities, performing analysis and synthesis, generating multiple solutions, evaluating those solutions against requirements, considering risks, and making trade-offs to identify a high quality solution under the given circumstances.
  • Kingdoms, Dichotomous Keys, Diversity, & Resilience Homework Review

    Kingdoms, Dichotomous Keys, Diversity, & Resilience Homework Review

    DKPCOFGS: We need a mnemonic! Domain. K. ingdom. P. hylum. C. lass . O. rder. F. amily. G. enus. S. pecies. Dichotomous Keys. An identification solution that uses many 2-part choices to narrow down the solution. We did this! With...