In addition to themes from interviews and focus groups reported in our blog (see “Your Feedback“), the committee will periodically post presentations, reports and updates on our progress here.

The October eLearning Roadmap Report

The following documentation contains the report recommending Sakai as the successor to the current Blackboard implementation. Supporting documentation includes functional, technical and strategic analyses that were considered when making the final recommendation.

eLearning October Report

eLearning October Report – Appendix A

eLearning October Report – Appendix B

eLearning October Report – Appendix D

Any functional or technical improvements in the tools we reviewed that may have become available in the months since our analysis was completed are not reflected in our documentation

eLearning Strategic Themes – The strategic priorities of Duke that have significant impact on the functional, technical and financial implications of the systems and services that we will recommend.

eLearning Strategic Themes

May 2010 Report to Senior Leadership – The May 2010 report provides a preliminary analysis and update on the work of the eLearning Roadmap Committee.

May 2010 Report

User profiles – The User Profiles Subgroup was tasked with producing Duke-specific user profiles addressing what elearning tools are used at Duke and how these tools support teaching and learning activities. During Fall 2009, user profiles were developed through individual and group interviews with faculty and students, open meetings with a variety of faculty and staff groups, and data mining of Blackboard use patterns.  The report summarizes current elearning tool use at Duke as well as providing additional documentation outlining common elearning practices.

LMS review – The LMS Review Subgroup reviewed LMS reports from eight institutions to identify trends and evaluation methods from different institutional efforts. Even though many institutions shared common guiding principles, requirements and needs, the specific LMS choice seemed to depend on how well the LMS fits into the institution’s future direction and strategy.  The LMS Review Subgroup will provide analysis as well as document questions and concerns that emerged from the findings of these institutional reports.

Guiding principles – The Guiding Principles Subgroup report outlines a set of guiding principles that can be applied to any set of elearning tools.  The document does not attempt to specify technical or functional requirements but suggests guidelines that can be applied to both institutionally or locally supported elearning solutions.

Functional requirements – The Functional Requirements Subgroup report provides a preliminary list of functional requirements for a variety of elearning services and solutions.  The list is not assumed to be complete, nor is it meant to be a checklist by which systems should be graded.  The list is designed to provide generalized functional requirements that could guide more in depth reviews of individual system feature sets and limitations.