Spring Showcase 2010: Exploring Learning Management Systems (LMS): Past, Present, Future (April 8)

Thu Apr 8, 2010 9:30am - 1:30pm @ Southwest Forest Science Complex, Room 17  

During this showcase, we will look at how pedagogy has led the evolution from Course Management Systems (CMS) to more dynamic Learning Management Systems (LMS), Personal Learning Environments (PLE), and Open Learning Networks (OLN). By Fall 2010, the NAU community will decide on a replacement for Blackboard Vista, our current learning management system. This showcase explores some alternatives.

The morning sessions include descriptions of some new teaching resources for faculty, and Drs. Chih Tu and Michael Blocher of the College of Education will describe how they have extended a traditional CMS for an Open Learning Environment by using free and open social networks. In the afternoon, we will offer a preview of the new Blackboard Learn and Moodle, two tools being considered as possible solutions for NAU's dynamic teaching environment. Attend individual sessions, or join us for all sessions.


9:30 - 9:35     
Don Carter, Director of the e-Learning Center

9:35 - 10:00    
Beyond the LMS: What Else Can e-Learning Do For You?
Academic Integrity Tutorial 
Presenter: Dr. John Doherty (Instructional Designer, e-Learning Center)

Getting You and Your Students Off to a Good Start in Your Course
Presenters: Dr. Sue Pieper (Assessment Specialist, e-Learning Center)

Thinking about Doing Teaching and Learning Research in Your Course? 
Presenters: Dr. Paula Garcia-McAllister (Human Protections Coordinator, Office of the VP for Research) with Matt Minister (Lead Instructional Technologist) and Dr. Sue Pieper (Assessment Specialist) of the e-Learning Center
10:00 - 10:30   
What's All the Hullabaloo about Course Management Systems (CMS), Learning Management Systems (LMS), Personal Learning Environments (PLE), and Open Learning Networks (OLN)?  
Presenter: Don Carter (Director, e-Learning Center)    

10:30 - 11:30

Is the Course Management System Dead? Open Network Learning Environments for College Teaching
Presenters: Dr. Chih Tu and Dr. Michael Blocher (Education Technology Faculty, College of Education) and Educational Technology doctoral students, Moussa Tankari and Bodi Anderson

11:30 - noon
Modest refreshments and beverages. Bring your brown bag lunch.

Noon - 1:30 

A Preview of the new Blackboard Learn and Moodle (Two Possible LMS Replacements for NAU) 
Presenters: Dan Stoffel (Assistant Director), Erin Shelley (LMS Administrator), Linda Neff (Instructional Technologist), and Sharon Gorman (Lead Instructional Technologist) of the e-Learning Center