Interactive Simulation-Based Virtual Classroom

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Interactive Simulation
-
Based Virtual Classroom

By: Katrina Connors, Tavon
Pourboghrat, Steven Aldridge

Overview


What is ISVC?


Why do we need ISVC?


Features



Basic Underlying Information



User Types



Product Demonstration

What is ISVC?


ISVC is an open
-
source learning management system
(LMS).


o
Developed for the Illinois Board of Education.

o
Also developed for the School Districts in the Southern
Illinois Region.




ISVC integrates functions of an LMS with simulations from
Molecular Workbench and PhET.


o
A simulation is a interactive animation featuring Math,
Physics, Chemistry, and Biology concepts.


o
Simulation Example: John Travoltage.



The Purpose of ISVC


The purpose of this project is to create a learning
environment where teachers can prepare supplimental
material that allows students to take a hands on approach

to
their education.

o
ISVC integrates open
-
source simulations from different
sites onto one localized database.


o
ISVC offers a simple interface.

o
ISVC allows teachers to integrate quizzes and homeworks
with the lesson.


o
Open
-
Source alternative to other LMSes.


Basic Underlying Information





Developed using Drupal Content Management System.

o
Further development done in PHP, CSS, JavaScript,
and HTML.



Connected to a MySQL database.



Runs on CentOS server in the CS Department.



Users connect through the site by a browser.


UML Diagram

ISVC: Features


Classes

o
Quiz/Homework Creator.

o
Content/Announcement Creator.

o
Classes can be public or private.

o
Content posted to class will appear on a centralized page.



Simulation Database

o
Users can search through simulations.

o
Simulations are tagged with key words for easy sorting
and searching.




Different Interface for Students and Teachers.



Users


Teachers

o
Create Classes

o
Create Quizzes/Homework

o
Automatically or Manually Grade Quiz Results

o
Post Content to Classes

o
Create Student Accounts


Students

o
View Content Posted to Classes

o
Take Posted Quizzes


Admin (Administrators)

o
Create and Manage Users


General Users

o
View Simulations

o
Search Through Simulations

Login Screen/General User



Teacher Interface



Student Interface



Class: Default View



Administrator Interface



Creating a Quiz



Taking a Quiz



Viewing Quiz Results



Posting a Simulation



Creating an Account



Questions?