Welcome LONCAPA Conference and Workshop May 2006 Michigan

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Welcome LON-CAPA Conference and Workshop May 2006 Michigan State University

Welcome LON-CAPA Conference and Workshop May 2006 Michigan State University

Sponsorship • Sponsored by § The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign § Michigan State

Sponsorship • Sponsored by § The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign § Michigan State University § The National Science Foundation

Participants

Participants

Content Assembly • Cross-institutional network: § 40 colleges and universities § 40 middle and

Content Assembly • Cross-institutional network: § 40 colleges and universities § 40 middle and high schools § 6 publishers • Approx. double compared to last year

Content Assembly • Total holdings (Fall 2005): 148, 483 resources § § § §

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 • Released August 2005 • Significant speedups and better caching •

Release 2. 0 • Released August 2005 • Significant speedups and better caching • Several functionality enhancements

2. 0: Course Overview

2. 0: Course Overview

2. 0: Content Assembly

2. 0: Content Assembly

2. 0: Content Assembly • Recognizes file dependencies when uploading files from your local

2. 0: Content Assembly • Recognizes file dependencies when uploading files from your local computer

2. 0: Mathematics <m>[4 y^2+sqrt{frac{2 x^2+3 x+4}{1 -x^2}}]</m>

2. 0: Mathematics <m>[4 y^2+sqrt{frac{2 x^2+3 x+4}{1 -x^2}}]</m>

2. 0 • <chem>, <algebra>, <num> and <parse> • • display tags IMS Import

2. 0 • <chem>, <algebra>, <num> and <parse> • • display tags IMS Import for Web. CT 4. 0 IMS Export Score upload improved More options for anonymous bubble sheet exams

2. 0 • Submit student portfolio files to assignments

2. 0 • Submit student portfolio files to assignments

Release 2. 1 • Released December 2005 • Several functionality enhancements

Release 2. 1 • Released December 2005 • Several functionality enhancements

2. 1: Content Assembly Sorted by access count

2. 1: Content Assembly Sorted by access count

2. 1: Content Assembly • Newly establish bi-directional link to NSF National Science Digital

2. 1: Content Assembly • Newly establish bi-directional link to NSF National Science Digital Library

2. 1: Communication • Messages can be sorted by course • Now included direct

2. 1: Communication • Messages can be sorted by course • Now included direct jumps to take action in response to messages

2. 1 • Direct “switch server” functionality without • • having to login again

2. 1 • Direct “switch server” functionality without • • having to login again <externalresponse> <customresponse> Bridgetask slot management IMS Import Black. Board 6

MSU Support • Course Request System

MSU Support • Course Request System

MSU Support

MSU Support

MSU: Usability Testing • Collaboration with MSU • Usability Lab Testing LON-CAPA Usability for

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 project is in no-cost extension • Ends in

NSF ITR Sunset • NSF ITR project is in no-cost extension • Ends in August 2006 • Sustainability through two follow-up organizations: § Commercial business: edu. Cog, LLC § LON-CAPA Academic Consortium

Commercial Business • edu. Cog, LLC • Founded in 2005 • Today hosting LONCAPA

Commercial Business • edu. Cog, LLC • Founded in 2005 • Today hosting LONCAPA for § 2 universities § 32 schools § 6 publishers

Consortium • LON-CAPA Academic • • Consortium Michigan State University and the University of

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

Consortium • MSU and UIUC committed $200 k/year for • • 5 years toward

Consortium • MSU and UIUC committed $200 k/year for • • 5 years toward LON-CAPA project $2 M 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

Consortium • Consortium has a board that governs and coordinates: § § § §

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

Consortium • Core members: $200 k/year for five years, • • one full-time programmer:

Consortium • Core members: $200 k/year for five years, • • one full-time programmer: four votes on board Sustaining members: $125 k/year for five years: two votes on board Associate members: $50 k/year for three years: one vote on board

Consortium • Things that can count toward membership: § Programmer salaries (at least 25%

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 • Hoping to increase both cluster and • consortium membership Start collaborations with

Outlook • Hoping to increase both cluster and • consortium membership Start collaborations with other educational content sharing projects, for example the German Campus. Content Project

Outlook: Functionality • Integration of symbolic algebra system • Currently testing Maxima • Collaboration

Outlook: Functionality • Integration of symbolic algebra system • Currently testing Maxima • Collaboration with University of Applied Sciences at Wolfenbüttel, Germany

Outlook: In-Class Use • With Mazur group at Harvard and Bill Junkin at Erskine

Outlook: In-Class Use • With Mazur group at Harvard and Bill Junkin at Erskine Imported, currently being cleaned up

Outlook: Public Portfolio • Set access rights for portfolio content to • “public” Advertise

Outlook: Public Portfolio • Set access rights for portfolio content to • “public” Advertise the content

Outlook: RSS, Podcasts, Calendars • Download due dates, etc, • • • into i.

Outlook: RSS, Podcasts, Calendars • Download due dates, etc, • • • into i. Calendar on PDAs, etc. Announcements on RSS Podcasting of portfolio items, published documents, lecture video, etc. Mobile learning

Outlook: Scan into LON-CAPA • Scan exams directly into LON-CAPA … just leaving this

Outlook: Scan into LON-CAPA • Scan exams directly into LON-CAPA … just leaving this in here

Outlook: Single-Sign-On • LON-CAPA will work with Sentinel Single • Sign-On at MSU LON-CAPA

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 • • LON-CAPA Summer Workshop June 19 th-22 nd, 2006 Michigan State

Outlook: Workshop • • LON-CAPA Summer Workshop June 19 th-22 nd, 2006 Michigan State University Register online NOW at lon-capa. org

Outlook • 2007 LON-CAPA Conference and Workshop: University of Illinois at Urbana. Champaign

Outlook • 2007 LON-CAPA Conference and Workshop: University of Illinois at Urbana. Champaign