End user Interface
This section focuses on the features that can help make a learning environment usable.
Please add to and change the below table. If you can't get your thought into the table, add them at the bottom - Learning and sharig should be a little messy.
What we know (or think we know) Do you agree with everything in this list? What questions does it bring to mind?
|What we know(or think we know)||Thoughts, ideas and suggestions|
|Students and faculty want a single system|
|An LMS generally works for our students but some tools do not work (including chat/ Email), others need to be improved (like help files)|
|LMS pre-packaged tools (email, discussions, wiki) may not be sufficient to meet needs|
|Different students and faculty have very different needs|
|Students and faculty both want intuitive, easy to use interface that is pragmatic and needs focused|
|We need more information about how faculty & students use the system|
|We need to provide course evaluations online (student feedback on their learning experience|
|There are alot of tools out there that might be valuable for students & faculty including:
|Technology in courses should be seamless/ invisible to students and faculty|
|Completing courses is a good time for students to be learning new tool and technologies to support future needs|
|Students are already familiar with Moodle if they take non-OL courses|
|Students rely on LMS for their course content. It is their only environment|
|Current system (OL) has good within course navigation capabilities|
Insert non-formatted text here What we need to find out What else do should we be asking?
|Do students want one system for all courses?||Do faculty want one system for all courses|
|What tools/ features do students like in the current system?||What tools/ features do faculty like in the current system?|
|Do we need good qualilty tools (email, discussions, wiki) rather than slimmed down pre-packaged options to support students?||Do we need good qualilty tools (email, discussions, wiki) rather than slimmed down pre-packaged options to support students?|
|What do students want?|
|What are needs of diverse student group (ex. Aboriginal students)?||What are needs of diverse faculty groups? (ex. Ages, tech comfort, discipline specific…)|
|What does an easy to use (intuititive) interface for students look like?||What does an easy to use (intuititive) interface for faculty look like?|
|What would a pragmatic, learner-focsued interface look like for a student?||What would a pragmatic interface look like for OLFM/ faculty|
|Which of the following features would be helpful and why/ what would it look like?
||Which of the following features would be helpful and why/ what would it look like for OLFM/ Faculty?
|In a course or program, when should the technology be invisible/ seamless? When should students be learning/using be using new tools?||When should OLFM/ Faculty be using new tools?|