SUNYLA 09 Conference Presentation

Category: Education

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Do budget crunches have your school searching for open source solutions to course management? If your school is considering switching from a subscribed course management system (CMS) like Blackboard, WebCT, or ANGEL to the open source Moodle CMS, this is the session for you. This is an informational session on how Moodle looks and runs, as well as how your library can integrate into the Moodle CMS environment. SUNY Delhi's Resnick Library on Moodle will be displayed to exemplify the features.


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at SUNY DelhiIlluminating a Path to Library Resources & Services with an Open Source Course Management System : 

at SUNY DelhiIlluminating a Path to Library Resources & Services with an Open Source Course Management System Angela M. Rhodes Systems & Instruction Librarian SUNY Delhi

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What is ? Open Source adj. [slang] Software whose license allows for the distribution of its source code to anyone, giving them the right to use, modify, or redistribute it; i.e. free. Course Management System n. [abrv. CMS] Also known as a Learning Management System or Virtual Learning Environment. Used mostly in higher education to organize class activities, discussions, and resources. Comparable to Blackboard, ANGEL, and WebCT. Current URL:

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Your Library on Link to Websites Upload tutorials Create forums, websites, glossaries, blogs, quizzes… Bring in RSS Feeds Be a click away from every classroom Get statistics on page hits

One year with : 

One year with Total Views: 17,988 Views by admins: 4,576 Course views: 7,081 What has worked? Links to library resources News Links to subject websites What has flopped? Forums Tutorials Anecdotes and Experiences The Search Forums Box “Enrolling” in the course Recommendations Don’t make more work Bring in feeds, don’t make a new forum Link to pages, rather than making new ones News reminds them of your resources Forum Searching in April: The Great Depression and the new deal Newspaper Al Capone Predictors of health-related quality of life months after traumatic injury Comparison of rubella seroepidemiology in 17 countries Cupul-Uicab, L. A., Gladen, B. C., Hernandez-Avilla, M., Weber, J-P., Longnecker, M. P. (2008). DDE, degradation product of DDT, and duration of lactation in highly exposed area of Mexico. Environmental Health Perspectives, 116(2), 179-183 Environmental health perspectives time management user: no subject: yes +yes –no

My Likes & Dislikes : 

My Likes & Dislikes Likes Page organization All on one Easy Editing Flexibility of formats Anything in a box (RSS, HTML, Widgets) Limitless module features Community Who’s on the page Blogs & Forums Messaging Dislikes Reports formats Clumsy if you want detail over time Quick stats are easy…. The rest is pet peeves We exist!!! Talking to myself Students can’t read (or work things out)

Questions about ? : 

Questions about ? Contact Me: Angela M. Rhodes Systems & Instruction Librarian SUNY Delhi IM: Angemaler Email: Phone: 607-746-4734

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