Alternative Learning Management System (LMS) Study by Xu34Z7

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									ALTERNATIVE
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
(LMS) STUDY
THE FUTURE OF LEARNING MANAGEMENT
Why now?
 Support ends for our current version of Blackboard
   Operational support ends June 2010
   All support ends Oct. 2012
   One year’s cancellation notice
 New version requires as much training as
  new product
 Significant frustration with current version of
  Blackboard from faculty and support staff
 Definition of LMS is changing
LMS Project
 Research LMS trends
 Determine student and faculty needs
 Compare systems, features and costs
    Blackboard 9.0   Commercial
    Cascade          Open Source
    Desire2Learn     Commercial
    Moodle           Open Source
    Sakai            Open Source

 Develop transition plan
Trends
Campus Computing Survey 2009
 68% are reviewing their LMS
 28% anticipate a change in the next two years
 15% Open Source LMS in 2009
  (100% increase since 2006)
Trends
Campus Computing Survey 2009
 68% are reviewing their LMS
 28% anticipate a change in the next two years
 15% Open Source LMS in 2009
  (100% increase since 2006)

Gartner
 Commercial LMS: 60% as the designated standard
 Open source LMS: 31% in 2008 and 34% projected for 2009
Crystal Ball (5 years)

General Higher Ed Trends:
 Aggregation of rapidly evolving on-demand toolsets
 Knowledge Management Systems, Personal Learning Environments


Recommended Direction for Miami:
 Separate Portal from LMS
 LMS as a concept instead of a product
LMS Project Progress
 Ongoing FLINGs on all campuses (April 30)
 Webinars from higher ed institutions
  (completed 4 of 5)
 Focus Groups/Online Comments (completed 6 of 8)
 LMS Lab Days on all campuses (April 9)
 Conference calls with Gartner and
  Louisiana State University
Initial Feedback from Faculty

   Efficient grade book
   Ability to create course portfolios
   Easy assignment creation and submission
   Video capability (uploading files)
   Easy and secure guest access
   Easy migration to the new system
 Ability to work with current applications
    (e.g. Chalk & Wire, TurnItIn, clickers, etc.)

Lab Days Responses*: Moodle, Desire2Learn
*Not a representative sample
   Options

   Option A: Final Decision - May 2010        Option B: Final Decision - Oct 2010

    Implementation begins Summer              Implementation begins Fall 2010,
     2010, ends Summer 2011                     ends Spring 2012
                                               $226K additional to 5-Year cost
                                               One-time funding needed is
                                                $452K - 1,124K higher

                 Bb         Non-Bb            Bb            Non-Bb
Implementation   $48K       $628K - $696K     $48K          $1.08M - $1.82M
Cost*
5-Year Cost      $2.72M     $2.48M - $3.27M   $2.72M        $2.71M - $3.50M
Courses          Jan 2011   Jun 2011          Jan 2011      Jan 2012
Available

* One-time Funding
LMS Decision Path
LMS Decision Path
Option A: Final Decision - May 2010
LMS Decision Path
Option A: Final Decision - May 2010
LMS Decision Path
Option B: Final Decision - October 2010
LMS Implementation Timeline
Option A: Final Decision - May 2010
LMS Implementation Timeline
Option B: Final Decision - October 2010
   Options

   Option A: Final Decision - May 2010        Option B: Final Decision - Oct 2010

    Implementation begins Summer              Implementation begins Fall 2010,
     2010, ends Summer 2011                     ends Spring 2012
                                               $226K additional to 5-Year cost
                                               One-time funding needed is
                                                $452K - 1,124K higher

                 Bb         Non-Bb            Bb              Non-Bb
Implementation   $48K       $628K - $696K     $48K            $1.08M - $1.82M
Cost*
5-Year Cost      $2.72M     $2.48M - $3.27M   $2.72M          $2.71M - $3.50M
Courses          Jan 2011   Jun 2011          Jan 2011        Jan 2012
Available

* One-time Funding
Recommended Next Steps

 Survey Faculty in April 2010
 Still need to determine:
     Best path of migration
     Nuances of features
     Additional cost for 24/7 support
     Bandwidth implications for externally hosted LMS

 Analyze/Consolidate information
 Present back to ITSAC in May 2010
 If possible, make decision by May 2010

								
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