3/06/2006

OSPILOT Presentation

This is our space to discuss the OSPILOT project. Please click on "Comments" and post your comments, questions, suggestions. I will be watching the blog and will interrupt the speakers with your questions.

The OSPILOT is online at: http://ospilot.oln.org


- Cabe

25 Comments:

At 1:12 PM, March 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what was that link to this presentation?

 
At 1:13 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Laura said...

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At 1:14 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Rich James said...

If you are not at a particpating campus, can your campus become involved now?

 
At 1:15 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Laura said...

Whoops, there's two "l"'s in Siddall. Sorry! http://siddall.info/talks/

 
At 1:16 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Cable said...

You can join the OSPILOT by contacting Cable Green: cgreen@oln.org

 
At 1:18 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Rich James said...

can you get an rss feed of portal content? does the content change?

 
At 1:18 PM, March 06, 2006, Anonymous Liz said...

Does the uPortal component support role-based administration as well as the role-based end-user view?

 
At 1:21 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Rich James said...

are the channels pullled from a menu or can you subscribe to ant feed?

 
At 1:21 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Cable said...

Rich - we have RSS feeds coming into the portal - I don't think we are generating a feed from the portal at this point - but we could.

 
At 1:22 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Cable said...

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At 1:24 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Kingsley said...

Cable: What is role of the Longsite Group in the short-term and the long term?

 
At 1:29 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Kingsley said...

What was the Walsh experience with course / content migration...?

 
At 1:30 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Tom Stone said...

Are the faculty who are trying out these Open Source products for their courses finding any "showstoppers" yet? Are they less comfortable about this being "open source" vs. having a company be resonsible for providing support by phone, training workshops, etc.?

 
At 1:30 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Cable said...

Good question King. The Longsight Group is currently the service provider for the OSPILOT. The contract for the OSPILOT goes through Dec. 31st, 2006. We may choose to extend the pilot - that will depend on the demand. If there is a lot of interest in production shared services for open source CLEs (Moodle or Sakai/OSP), I'm interested in having that conversation too.

Cable

 
At 1:33 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Tom Stone said...

How well has ACCESSIBILITY (ADA) been addressed thus far in these? (About as well as most CMS -- mediocre -- or a little better/worse?)

 
At 1:35 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Laura said...

I'll have to agree that using a CMS makes test grading easier. However, I find that the overhead in time to create the questions to be much more than creating a test using Word. Granted, this time is recouped later on in time savings while grading, but I think faculty need to know that online testing WILL require an investment of time up front to get the tests running.

 
At 1:37 PM, March 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any feel for the scalability of Sakai - server requirements, number of users, etc.

 
At 1:41 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Cable said...

And the real time savings comes in when we are willing to share test banks with one another. How do we get faculty to share their content, test banks? I think we should think about promotion and tenure procedures / metrics. JSB talked about this in his presentation - the value in open source code communities is code that has the following characteristics: (1) works well and(2) it is easy to understand.

What if P&T committees considered the value and use of content (including test banks) faculty made publically available? What if 10,000 people used your test bank because it was so good?

 
At 1:46 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Cable said...

http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=34002

Open University goes to Moodle.

 
At 1:46 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Laura said...

Excellent point, Cable. I wish our P&T procedures took that more into account. Often times I find that the tenured faculty are the innovators as they have much less to lose, and they have time to devote to the learning curve.

 
At 1:47 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Rich James said...

how do we get to the OCY 101 (sp?) course?

 
At 1:49 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Tom Stone said...

Is there a business case being made/examined yet to keep some or all of these Open Source programs available from OLN to provide to any campus on an a la carte basis for cost-recovery fee or "co-pay" situation?

 
At 1:53 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Cable said...

I agree with Laura - the question is: how do we incent folks to share what they know, what they have, who they are? The value of materials held by faculty grows when it is shared, built upon, critiqued and made better.

 
At 2:04 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Rich James said...

what is the trade-off, if any, between paying for licensing and hosting a proprietary CMS versus the telent you wouuld need to bring on board to manage and develop a OS CMS?

 
At 3:57 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Laura said...

Cable, great idea! I'm glad you were proactive in this session. I think it should serve as a model. I've blogged most sessions I've been in today, and seen the most comments on this thread.

 

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