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KOTESOL JJ - WordPress as LMS (Learning Management System)

KOTESOL JJ - WordPress as LMS (Learning Management System)

https://aaron.kr/content/code/wordpress/wordpress-as-lms-learning-management-system/

I designed this talk for an audience who understands the basic concepts of an LMS (Learning Management System) and wants to implement it themselves in their classrooms.

Therefore, this talk is primarily an argument for WHY WordPress is the BEST solution for an LMS - as opposed to other possible solutions (including Moodle) - and introduces some basic concepts about how to put WordPress to work for you as an LMS.

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Aaron Snowberger

March 14, 2015
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  1. WordPress as LMS (Learning Management System)

  2. define:LMS/ Learning Management System

  3. define:LMS/ A digital learning environment to manage all aspects of

    the learning process.
  4. WHY?

  5. WHY? HOW?

  6. WHY? HOW? WHAT?

  7. LMS 1 2 WHY?

  8. define:LMS/ A digital learning environment to manage all aspects of

    the learning process.
  9. 1 Communicate Objects 3 Delivery (drip content) 2 Learning Timelines

    4 Assess & Track 5 Communicate w/ students 6 Ongoing Resources Aspects
  10. Traditional Classrooms

  11. LMS Assisted

  12. One more reason...

  13. One more reason...

  14. HS Tech Competencies Terminology, Templates, Policies Identify, Prepare, Create, Upload

    CSS, FLV, Downloads, Forms, DBs (Web Authoring)
  15. “EdTech is transforming K-12 learning with an intensity and at

    a pace that is disruptive, creative, and unpredictable.”
  16. “Students are no longer content to be passive recipients of

    information. Few kids can sit behind a desk when they have smart phones or iPads in their possession.”
  17. “The higher education business model is threatened by the need

    for cheaper delivery of services, content, and learning… Pricing, Access, Connectivity, Competition - It’s all about Economics.”
  18. None
  19. None
  20. None
  21. define:WordPress/ The #1 web publishing CMS in the world -

    powering 23% of all the world’s websites.
  22. define:WordPress/ FREE. unlimited. awesomeness.

  23. What about?

  24. 1 Price 3 Flexibility 2 Power 4 Simplicity 5 Support

    6 Reliability Considerations
  25. Why should you care? 1 Price

  26. 2: it’s powerful Why should you care? 2 Power

  27. Themes ~3,000 Free 4,000+ $$

  28. Plugins 35,000+

  29. 3: it’s scalable Why should you care? 3 Flexibility

  30. 0 0 0 0 0 , 0 0 , 0

    5 one code base .COM Why should you care?
  31. Why should you care?

  32. 4: it’s comparatively easy Why should you care? 4 Simplicity

  33. Can you? Then you can -> Why should you care?

  34. None
  35. http://ma.tt/2014/10/sotw-2014/

  36. 5: it’s growing Why should you care? 5 Support

  37. http://ma.tt/2014/10/sotw-2014/

  38. 17 Posts / second How big is it?

  39. 23% of top 10,000,000 How big is it?

  40. http://w3techs.com/technologies/history_overview/content_management/all/y

  41. https://wordpress.com/notable-users/

  42. None
  43. 6: it’s safe + reliable Why should you care? 6

    Reliability
  44. None
  45. 60-80 updates/day

  46. Web host * Affiliate

  47. LMS 1 2 HOW?

  48. define:Blended Learning/ education that integrates online and in-person delivery with

    some element of student control
  49. define:Blended Learning/ face-to-face classroom methods + computer-mediated activities

  50. Types of Classrooms Traditional Flipped (Blended) MOOC

  51. define:MOOC/ Massive Online Open Courses.

  52. define:MOOC/ an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open

    access via the web.
  53. None
  54. None
  55. Level of Instruction Unit/Lesson Single Course Full Curriculum

  56. Time (Schedule) Fixed Daily Modified Open Entry/Exit

  57. Role of Online Components Traditional Enhanced Transformational

  58. Teacher Role Teacher Leads Teacher Supports No Teacher Necessary

  59. Student Role Teacher Driven Learning Teacher Guided Learning Independent Learning

  60. Student Support Little - None School Mentoring School + Home

    Mentoring
  61. Student to Teacher Ratio Traditional 2-3x Trad Helpdesk Model

  62. 1: Go Paperless

  63. 2: HW = Interaction

  64. 1 2 .org .com

  65. Process →

  66. Option #1 Option #2

  67. 1 Communicate Objects 3 Delivery (drip content) 2 Learning Timelines

    4 Assess & Track 5 Communicate w/ students 6 Ongoing Resources Aspects
  68. LMS 1 2 WHAT?

  69. WHAT?

  70. 1st Steps

  71. Pages “Templates” Hierarchical Schedule-able

  72. Posts “Formats” Chronological Schedule-able

  73. Categories “Folders” Indexable

  74. Tags “Keywords” Searchable

  75. Media Drag-&-Drop Copy/Paste Embeds

  76. Media Drag-&-Drop Copy/Paste Embeds

  77. Media Drag-&-Drop Copy/Paste Embeds

  78. Media Drag-&-Drop Copy/Paste Embeds

  79. +35,000

  80. 1. Communicate Objects

  81. 2. Learning Timelines

  82. 3. Delivery (Drip Content)

  83. 4. Assess & Track

  84. 5. Communicate w/ Students

  85. 6. Ongoing Resources

  86. LMS

  87. None
  88. @jekkilekki http://www.jekkilekki.com https://speakerdeck.com/asnowberger WPMUJJ

  89. QA &