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Academic Council Presentation File

December 7, 2011 by Sarah Cheverton Administrative, Meeting Notes No Comments

I met with Academic Council this morning to give them an overview of what the LMS Research Team is doing and why. With the presentation itself and discussion, I was there for one hour (the allotted time). The PPT file I used to guide the presentation is in the Dropbox: http://sites.jmu.edu/lms/wp-content/plugins/shorty/dropbox/Dropbox/LMS_Documents/LMS_Academic_Council_Dec_2011.pptx.

LMS Team Meeting Notes 11/10/11

November 16, 2011 by Sarah Cheverton Administrative, Meeting Notes No Comments

LMS Research Team Meeting Notes

Reviews and Updates
–Review of October meeting outcomes (Sarah)

–Report on faculty focus group (Andrea)

Statement of IT Needs

November 9, 2011 by Sarah Cheverton Administrative No Comments

Here’s the document that I sent to everyone through email. This will help us in crafting our statement of needs in the RFP.

Findings So Far: Notes from 10/13/11 Meeting

November 9, 2011 by Sarah Cheverton Administrative, Meeting Notes No Comments

Findings so Far:
1. Open source is popular (agility, perception that it’s cheaper, commercial market is in flux, easier to customize). Disadvantage: level of support (unknown)
2. Commercial tools are becoming more flexible, beginning to accept standards which will allow for a modular, multi-vendor approach … Continue Reading

Pepperdine University Study: Blackboard to Sakai

September 30, 2011 by Sarah Cheverton Administrative, Blackboard, LMS Applications, Sakai No Comments

Dale Hulvey sent me the executive summary of Pepperdine University’s LMS study in 2009-2010. They decided to move from Blackboard to Sakai. Here’s a link to the document:
Pepperdine LMS Study Executive Summary

EDUCAUSE Instructional Technology Listserv

August 25, 2011 by Andrea Adams Administrative, LMS Features, News No Comments

LMS research and assessment is sometimes referenced on the EDUCAUSE Instructional Technology Listserv. You can subscribe to the listserv or access and search the  archive at http://listserv.educause.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A0=INSTTECH

LMS Research Purpose & Objectives

August 25, 2011 by Andrea Adams Administrative No Comments

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Purpose: By June 2012, select a LMS to implement based on faculty and student needs and JMU strategic plan. A variety of costs (licensing, resources, security, time, training) will be taken into consideration.

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LMS Function Spreadsheet

August 12, 2011 by Andrea Adams Administrative, LMS Features No Comments

First draft of a LMS Function spreadsheet.


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