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An Online Resource Repository for Training Faculty in Laulima: An Organization and Collaboration of Resources

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Title: An Online Resource Repository for Training Faculty in Laulima: An Organization and Collaboration of Resources
Authors: Chhetri, Rashmi
Instructor: Ho, Curtis P
Advisor: Eichelberger, Ariana
Keywords: online resource on Laulima tools
online repository
organization of resources
collaboration of services
course management system tools
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Issue Date: 22 Apr 2010
Citation: Chhetri, R. (2010, April 22). An Online Resource Repository for Training Faculty in Laulima: An Organization and Collaboration of Resources. PowerPoint presented at the 15th Annual Technology, Colleges and Community Worldwide Online Conference.
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Abstract: Online Course Management Systems (CMS) have become one of the most popular technologies in teaching and learning today. The University of Hawaii has recently adopted an open source CMS and created a customized version for the University called Laulima. Many campuses in the University of Hawaii System (UH) are duplicating efforts by individually developing resources and employing staff to support faculty use of Laulima. A needs analysis conducted by the author regarding faculty use of Laulima revealed difficulty in accessibility of resources, resource availability, redundancy of resource materials developed by multiple campuses, and the need for self-paced support that can be used after introductory workshops or instead of the lengthy workshops. The purpose of this project was to design, develop and evaluate the usability of an online repository of Laulima tutorials developed at multiple UH campuses and made available to faculty throughout the UH system. Faculty throughout the UH system will have access to the repository through the course management system Laulima and specified staff editors from participating UH campuses will be able to edit and upload the files and tutorials to the online repository. Faculty users, staff editors and Educational Technology graduate students learning how to design an online course using course management systems from the participating campuses evaluated the usability of the centralized online resource repository for a period of ten days. Evaluation data was collected via online surveys and the results indicated the interests of participants and the success of the idea of a centralized online repository. Findings are expected to be of significance to those interested in or developing centralized online collaborative systems.
Description: University of Hawaii System adopted an open source course management system (CMS) and converted it to Laulima. The project idea started when campuses within the University of Hawaii System started having individualized resources and services on university CMS tools. A collaboration and organization of the resources and services from these campuses using a centralized online resource repository within the course management system, Laulima was the idea the project proposed.
Appears in Collections:ETEC 690, Spring 2010

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