OSLMS Meeting Notes 01_10 - OSLMS Partnership Grant

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Open Source Learning Management Systems (OSLMS) Partnership Grant

Allegany


Anne Arundel


Calvert

Cecil


Dorchester
∙ Frederick ∙ Prince Georges ∙ Washington ∙ Worcester


Partnership Meeting Notes

January 19, 2010 8:30
-

2:00

PM

JHU Center for Techn
ology in Education, Columbia



Outcomes for this meeting:

The OSLMS partnership will…



Review OSLMS partnership g
rant
g
oals
/ Year one work plan / t
imelin
e



Compile a needs assessment / survey



Develop functionality rubric



Explore Open Source LMS options



Det
ermine next steps


MSDE Update… Bob Cole


Overview of the grants

EdTech Funds:



OSLMS



Hybrid Course Development



Maryland Teacher Proficiency Partnership (all counties)

ARRA
Stimulus
Funds
-

Deadline for applications was Friday



OER (Open Educational Resourc
es



STEM ePortfolio (all counties)



College & Career Readiness

Virtual school, state of online learning in Maryland:



Draft coming out this week for final review. Out to districts in February. Look at online learning
throughout the state



hippocampus.org

OER

resources for online courses. Use for online courses, use on own server. Extending to district
level.

Webinar
-

Thursday, 11
-
12

MSDE Roles



Bob Cole
-

liaison to online courses



Shelia LoCastro
-

liaison for online PD



Wil Hawk
-

liaison for HSA


Review of
OS
LMS Partnership Grant Goals & Timeline / Work Plan


Other grants will play off of this grant



2 strands running at the same time

o

Choose open source system

o

Pilot and decide what we need to do


Questions:



What is DataNetworks doing for this grant, and what t
ype of assistance might they give?

A meeting took place w/ Data Networks on 1/14/10.

After we complete and compile our Needs Assessment data, DataNetworks may then be able to
suggest the top 2 or 3 OSLMS that will best fit our needs.

At this point they hav
e helped with looking at what is out there and what is up and coming

Possibility they can come in and talk about the LMS (Colleen Beal)



Are we looking at LMS or Content Management as well?

That will need to be decided later as a group


Biggest part working

on functionality
-

having districts work with technology team, and development


being
targeted and specific is important


possibly a combination of tools.


Clarification of Technical Terms (thanks, John!):



LMS


the layer on top of the content managemen
t


collaboration and communication tools



CMS


(content management system)

materials, lessons, searchable content, needs to be
functional


Total Cost of Ownership will be a critical part of our grant findings after Year 1. We will need to have a
county
willing to self
-
host.


Open Source Collaborative: Moodle Assessment Report
-

North Carolina Community College System



Released in Aug. 2009



Based on Community Colleges that migrated from Blackboard to Moodle. This report can provide us
a good starting point
.



Their leadership team consisted of 4 colleges with leadership representatives from each department.



Their plan allowed for a transition period, which we do not currently have, but our grant period could
allow for this to happen.



Findings:

o

Products had si
milar overall functionality

o

Faculty and students seemed equally satisfied with ease of use

o

Case studies found that…

~ Migration is challenging and resource intensive

~ No cost savings until year 3 when they were able to end commercial contract

~ Colleges w
ere satisfied and did finally report a savings in cost

o

Study identified lack of “instructor comfort” with both LMS products

~ suggest that more effective instructor training is needed

~ “Robust orientation and training resources are critical to the success

of any CMS.”



Study did NOT address

o

Stability, compatibility, and interoperability of all applications used in the NCCCS


Our current plan is to offer a PD course as the pilot.


OSLMS research will need to be done in a timely manner as we have an aggressiv
e timeline. We will keep
an eye on new developments and research as we continue.


Needs Assessment / Survey




The partnership formed groups by county. Used the Needs Assessment Worksheet located on the
“Needs Assessment” of the OSLMS wiki:
http://oslms.wikispaces.com

to rank LMS feature sets

according to their local needs.



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