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Learning Management System Pilot Information Sessions

The Curricular Technology team is currently evaluating learning management systems (LMS) for use at Middlebury.  To this end the team will work with the Web Application Group to make a number of these platforms available for faculty to pilot over the winter and spring semesters.  For more information about these LMS pilots and how to participant, we encourage faculty and staff to come to one of our LMS pilot information sessions:

  • 3 – 4 pm, Monday, Dec 6th, Library 105
  • 3 – 4 pm, Monday, Dec 7th, Library 105

For more information, see:
Segue from Segue > Learning Management Systems Evaluations

NITLE Camp 2010 Days 1 & 2

NITLE Camp 2010 was 4 days of in-depth discussion and learning about assessment activities and the pedagogy and support of mobile devices. For me, it was a fantastic intro. to these topics and I have so much more to discuss than what you’ll see here (so find me and we can talk if you want to hear more!) but here are some highlights of what I learned:

Day 1: Assessment: Ideas for inquiry & student success Continue reading

Towards a Unified Curricular Technology UX

I recently created a version of the ShadowBox theme for Measure, an instance of Moodle used at Middlebury for online assessments.  As a starting point, I used the Anomaly Theme Pack, created by the Patrick Malley, the Themes Manager for Moodle.org and the Creative Director of the NewSchool Learning design shop.  I merged some of the styles and markup Patrick had developed with code from the WordPress ShadowBox theme to create a similar look and feel to the WordPress version.  This is a great example of the power of open source to build upon and synthesize the work of others (much of this theme designers current work in no longer open source…)

measure-theme-headerScreenshot of Measure ShadowBox theme header

The goal is to create a more unified user experience (UX) and make it easy for faculty and students to move from one platform to another.  You’ll noticed that Measure has links to WordPress and Segue in the upper right corner.  These same links can be put in the same place on WordPress blogs that use ShadowBox.  I’d also like to put these same links on all Segue sites to help with the transition away from Segue to other platforms.

google-header01As new platforms are introduced, they can be added in much the same way as Google Apps lists its various applications.

For more information about Measure, see the Measure Blog.