Online Lightning Round - Learning Management System Showcase: From Community Source to Open Data: Leveraging the Sakai Community to Make Better Decisions

Session Details

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
4:15 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.

Session Type: Online-Only Session


  • Steven Lonn, Asst Director, Assessment & Evaluation, Digital Education & Innovation, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Mathieu Plourde, Project Leader, LMS, University of Delaware


How are learning management systems impacting teaching and learning at my institution? Twenty different institutions have collaboratively constructed a survey instrument to answer that question not only for their local implementations but also for comparison across institutions. In this session, we will discuss the power of leveraging the Sakai community for a shared data collection effort and the lessons learned about instructor and student use of technology. We will share examples about using data to promote local innovations and talk about the power of open data sharing across academic technologies and open communities.

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