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1 SYLLABUS PREVIEW PROJECT AUG 6, 2013

2 ABOUT ME SlideShare: CCLE lead developer (Common Collaboration & Learning Environment) at UCLA Working with Moodle since 2011 Particularly helper Moodler

3 OUTLINE 1.Background 2.Walkthrough 3.Lessons learned

4 1. BACKGROUND History Instructor concerns Students concerns Our “solution”

5 HISTORY 1.IEI fee – renewed in 2007, seed funding for CCLE Students expecting more from class websites 2.Increasing time until graduation Difficulty in getting classes 3.Anderson School joining CCLE Needed way to tag syllabi for student course shopping

6 INSTRUCTOR CONCERNS 1.Intellectual thievery My syllabus is my intellectual property I have had other schools “take” my course without permission 2.Course “shopping” “Shopping” for courses? Are they for sale? Students who pre-read syllabi are trying to find the “easier” class to take. 3.Extra chore It is really annoying to get those messages asking, asking, asking for a syllabus in advance

7 STUDENT CONCERNS Unable to make informed decisions Look at past syllabus Word of mouth Bruinwalk Want to find courses that “fit” Don’t just want “easy” courses Want balance

8 OUR “SOLUTION” Allow instructors to control access to syllabi Identify courses with syllabi Flag “preview” syllabi

9 2. WALKTHROUGH How instructors can upload a syllabus How students access syllabi Future plans

10 REMINDER

11 SYLLABUS MANAGER

12 ADDING A RESTRICTED SYLLABUS

13 ADDING AN “UNRESTRICTED” SYLLABUS

14 MANAGING SYLLABI

15 VIEWING A SYLLABUS

16 SYLLABI BROWSING

17 FUTURE DEVELOPMENT PLANS Integrate with UCLA Registrar course listings Integrate with MyUCLA class planner

18 UCLA REGISTRAR COURSE LISTINGS

19 MYUCLA CLASS PLANNER

20 3. LESSONS LEARNED No one reads ! Defaults matter “Marketing”

21 NO ONE READS ! Adding syllabus reminder ~2X increase! A problem

22 DEFAULTS MATTER

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24 “MARKETING” Choose words carefully “Course shopping” Sell, Advertise, Promote Expectations, Appropriate, “Time to degree” Who’s job is it get faculty post early syllabi?

25 CONCLUSION/QUESTIONS? Github https://github.com/ucla/moodle-local_syllabus Slides My info: Rex Lorenzo


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