Virtual Learning Platforms and Good Practice. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kosta Boshnakov University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy Sofia, Bulgaria

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1 Virtual Learning Platforms and Good Practice Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kosta Boshnakov University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy Sofia, Bulgaria

2 Content 1.Virtual Learning Platforms (VLP) main goal and definition 2.Benefits of virtual learning platforms application 3.Pedagogic principles and virtual learning platforms 4.Functional requirements of the virtual learning platforms

3 Content (cont.1) 5.Macro components of the virtual learning platforms 6.The particular virtual learning platforms 7.Virtual learning platforms evaluation and comparison 8.Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS)

4 Content (cont.2) 9.Virtual Laboratories (VL) 10.Remote laboratories (RL) 11.Conclusions

5 1.Virtual Learning Platforms (VLP) main goal and definition The main goal of the VLP is by possibility of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to replicate what the teachers do in the face-to-face classroom. A VLP is a single piece of software, accessed via standard Web browser, which provides an integrated online learning environment.

6 2.Benefits of virtual learning platforms application The benefits are for: Learners Teachers Parents and guardians Governors Support staff and administrators School managers

7 Benefits for learners Access learning materials and support before and after school Work from any location Submit work electronically Have access to stimulating learning resources Check and review their targets Save and access key work online throughout the education

8 Benefits for teachers Access school resources from home Search for learning materials using a simple search tool Plan and organize lesson content from any online location Share resources, planning and best practice across the school, network and the country

9 Benefits for teachers (cont.) Access learner data from any online location Hold online discussions Track missing homework/coursework Have access to Learning Management System

10 Benefits for parents and guardians Support pupils by accessing homework and resource online Access school bulletins online and join home-school discussion groups Log onto a school website and see targeted notices from school staff

11 More information regarding benefits of virtual learning platforms application Learning Platforms. Planning for the next stage of ICT supported learning in Hertfordshire

12 One of the main problems as result of VLP application From pedagogical point of view the problem is that application of the VLP lack a closer learner - educator relationships

13 3.Pedagogic principles and virtual learning platforms Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education Effectiveness of different modes of learning Conclusions of the necessary VLP functionality

14 Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education Encouraging contact between students and faculty Developing interaction and cooperation among students Using active learning techniques Giving prompt feedback Emphasizing on the time of task Sharing high expectations Taking in consideration diverse talents and ways of learning

15 Effectiveness of different modes of learning Reading 10% Hearing 20% Seeing 30% Hearing + Seeing 50% Discuss with others 70% Experience 80% Teaching others 95%

16 Conclusions of the necessary VLP functionality The communication technologies facilitate contacts between teacher and learners. VLP must ensure possibility for realization in virtual environment study groups, collaborative learning, group problem solving, and discussion of tasks Organization of active learning: tools and resources for learning by doing, time delayed exchange and real-time conversation The learners need help in assessing their existing knowledge and competence

17 Conclusions for the necessary VLP functionality (cont.) Computers must provide rich storage and easy access to learners products and performances Assisting home learning and communications with teachers Opportunity for self assessment, evaluation of knowledge and learners ability analyzing Possibility for stimulation. For example publishing on the World Wide Web

18 4.Functional requirements of the virtual learning platforms Controlled access Tracking the student activity Resources and materials Communications Links Customization

19 Controlled access Secure access to the curriculum, mapped to elements, separately assessed and recorded Content should be organized in elements or modules Organization of students into virtual classes with individual, secure log-ins Students should have their own individual, customized workspaces

20 Tracking the student activity Recording the following basic information about students: Registration details Course details Course preconditions Qualification aims Study time Tracking information

21 Tracking the student activity (Example) Automatically record for everyone student: Log-in time and dates Length of time online What contents has been read and how often Assessments completed Dates and times of the activities

22 Resources and materials Access to learning resources, assessment and guidance Have to supported a variety of content formats, not only HTML Easy transfer content between VLPs There should be a variety of assessment options, including multiple choice and free text submission The VLP should automatically to tailor content presented to student on the basis of test results The VLP should support offline learning

23 Communications Between the learner, the tutor and other learning support specialists Basic methods of communication within a typical VLP are: , bulletin boards and chat rooms These facilities can be used for portfolio and assessment purposes.

24 Links The VLP should integrate easily with core administrative/management systems which are IMS standards compliant It should also be possible to transfer student data and content easily from one VLP to other

25 5.Macro components of the virtual learning platforms Learning Management System (LMS) integrates all the aspects for managing online teaching activities. Learning Content Management System (LCMS) offers services for managing of the contents creation, importation or exportation, contents reuse and sharing. Set of Tools represents all the services for managing teaching processes and interactions among users.

26 Learning Management System (LMS) Student management Course management Student skill assessment Student activity monitoring and tacking Activity reporting

27 Learning Content Management System (LCMS) Contents are organized into independent containers (learning objects) LCMS must be able to store interactions between the user and each learning object

28 Tools for delivering and accessing contents Asynchronous communication tools: , discussion forum or newsgroup Synchronous communication tools: textual or vocal chat, whiteboard, live video stream, virtual classroom, application and file sharing

29 Standards SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model) is a standard for developing, packaging and delivering high-quality training materials for online training courses IMS (Instructional Management Systems) provides a range of specifications, that yield a standardized data format, allowing different systems from different vendors to work together

30 6.The particular virtual learning platforms Information for the features of sixty VLPs, developers and product details is accessible on: Characterizing virtual learning platforms Constructivist approach implemented in VLP Description of the services in advanced virtual learning platform The VLP spreading by type of software license Some of the most popular virtual learning platforms

31 Characterizing virtual learning platforms The adopted methodologies; The level of the training path personalization; Operative modalities and didactic interaction quality; Learning assessment and student tracking methods; Typology and quality of both didactic material and support system.

32 Constructivist approach implemented in VLP Encouragement and acceptance of student autonomy and initiative; Encouragement of students to engage in dialogue, both with teacher and within the group Continuous feedback

33 Description of the services in advanced virtual learning platform Progress tracking Course management Groups management Contents management Contents sharing Import contents New courses management

34 Description of the services in advanced virtual learning platform (cont.1) Course indexing Reports on course frequency or utilization Assessment Course catalogue Multiple choice test Assessment report Integration between progress record and didactic material delivery

35 Description of the services in advanced virtual learning platform (cont.2) Online registration User management Discussion forum Textual or vocal chat Whiteboard Live or pre-recorded audio/video stream reproducer

36 Description of the services in advanced virtual learning platform (cont.3) Contents download Application sharing Virtual classroom Progress tracking User groups management Test assessment report Auto-evaluation tests Content research

37 The VLP spreading by type of software license In UK universities Fee-based Licenses 93.1% 62.4% 57.4% Open Source 0.0% 2.9% 10.9% Local Development 6.9% 25.3% 30.1% Unknown 0.0% 9.4% 1.6%

38 Some of the most popular virtual learning platforms VLP Commercial VLP Producer BlackBoard WebCT Campus Edition Moodle ATutor BlackBoard Inc. WebCT Ink. Open Source VLP Martin Dougiamas and open-source community, Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto, Canada,

39 7.Virtual learning platforms evaluation, comparison and selection A great number of virtual learning platforms have been introduced in the market, demonstrating different characteristics and services When the virtual learning platforms are evaluated and compared one with other, both the pedagogical and technological aspects must be very carefully examined The VLP selection is a multiple criteria decisionmaking task

40 Virtual learning platforms evaluation, comparison and selection (cont.) A common approach to comparison is the using of evaluation grids including the various aspects of virtual learning platforms For the sake of convenience the similar aspects are incorporated in categories

41 Categories for Virtual learning platforms evaluation and comparison Communication tools Productivity tools Student involvement tools Administration tools Course delivery tools Curriculum design Hardware/software Pricing/licensing

42 Communication tools Discussion forums File exchange Internal Online journal/notes Real-time chat Video services Whiteboard

43 Productivity tools Bookmarks Orientation/help Search within course Calendar/progress review Work offline/synchronize

44 Student Involvement Tools Group work Self-assessment Student community building Student portfolios

45 Administration Tools Authentication Course authorization Registration integration Hosted services

46 Course Delivery Tools Course management Instructor helpdesk Online grading tools Student tracking Automated testing and scoring

47 Curriculum Design Accessibility compliance Course templates Curriculum management Customized look and feel Instructional standard compliance Instructional design tools Content sharing/reuse

48 Hardware/Software Client browser required Database requirements Server software UNIX server Windows server

49 Company profile Costs Open source Optional extras Software version Pricing/Licensing

50 For more information regarding evaluation and comparison of the VLPs Wcet Edu Tools

51 8.Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) ITS is a system that provides individualized tutoring or instruction The goal for every ITS is to communicate its embedded knowledge effectively Each ITS must have the following three components: knowledge of domain, knowledge of learner and knowledge of teacher strategies

52 How Intelligent Tutoring Systems work? A student learns from an ITS by solving problems The system select a problem and present it to student ITS compares student solution with its solution The ITS performs a diagnosis based on the difference The system updates student skills model On the base of the assessing what the student know and what needs to know ITS present to student a new problem for solving

53 9.Virtual Laboratories (VL) One of definitions for Virtual Laboratory is: VL is an interactive environment for creating and conducting simulated experiments: a playground for experimentation

54 Multivariable control system (MCS) (Case Study 1) MCS is realized in the environment LabView and is performed over Internet or in local network There are two modes: in real time and if necessary, accelerated time scale The realized scheme can be used in the teaching process in two modes: remote from different geographical locations through Internet or local network. in specialized computer laboratory with the assistance of a lecturer.

55 Simulating scheme of the multivariable automatic control system

56 Human-Machine Interface of the multivariable automatic control system

57 The possibility of multivariable control system in virtual environment Entering and change of the parameters of the multivariable plant, controllers and compensators Visualization of the basic signals in the multivariable system controlled variables, references and manipulated variables Operating with the references, manipulated variables and the mode of operation Giving limits for signalization and light indication for their violation

58 10.Remote Laboratories (RL) The difference between virtual an remote laboratories is that the plant is physically developed. The experiments are also over Internet or Intranet from different geographical locations

59 Internet based system for automatic control of thermal plant (Case Study 2) Thermal pilot plant Hardware structure of Internet - based remote laboratory Software realization Experimental results

60 Thermal pilot plant θ 1 θ 2 θ 3 θ 4 L 1 L 2 L 3 L W 1 W 2 W 3 W 4

61 Hardware structure of Internet based remote laboratory Web Camera Client 1 Internet Web Server PLC Laboratory Scale Plant Client N

62 Software realization With Lookout 4.5 is created Human-Machine Interfaces and the control functions that are reduced to a standard PID algorithm The Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is an input-output device for connection to the pilot thermal plant and allows communication with controlled plant through Modbus For remote online transfer of the video information, the software product NetMeeting is used

63 Experimental results

64 11.Conclusions The virtual learning platforms have to meet the pedagogical and technological aspects On the market there are a great number of virtual learning platforms with different characteristic and services - commercial and open source The best VLP is that corresponds to the specific requirements of the educational needs

65 Conclusions (cont.) A factors of importance for VLP are offering the cover of the adopted standards, possibilities for collaborative learning, by solving problems, personalization and adaptation In the future will develop the application in appropriate areas the virtual and remote laboratories, intelligent tutoring systems and mobile platforms for education

66 References 1.Best of Australian Flexible Learning Community , 2.Colace,F., M.De Santo, M.Vento, Evaluating On-line Learning Platforms: a Case Study, Proc. Of the 36 th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 03), Hawaii, Colace,F., M. De Santo, A. Pietrosanto, Evaluation Models for E- learning Platforma: an AHP approach, 36 th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October 28-31, 2006, San Diego, CA 4.Chickering,A., S.Ehrmann, Implementing the seven principles: Technology as lever,

67 References (cont.1) 5.Farmer,J., J. Tilton, The Use of Virtual Learning Environment Software in UK Universities , June 16, Hadjiski,M., K.Boshnakov, Possibilities and Limitations in Virtual Learning in Process Control, Proc. Of the Second International Conference on Challenges in Higher Education and Research in the 21 st Century, June 2-5, 2004, Sozopol, Bulgaria, pp Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), 8.LabView, National Instruments, 9.Learning Platform Functional Requirements, Becta,

68 References (cont.2) 10.Learning Platforms. Planning for the next stage of ICT supported learning in Hertfordshire, 11.Qualities of Online Educational Web Sites-Instructional Design Elements, 12.Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Functional Specifications, 13.Wcet Edu Tools, 14.Zorrilla,M., E.Menasalvas, S.Millan, E-learning Intelligence Support Architecture,

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