Session Description: Fostering the adoption of teaching and learning technologies requires taking stock of how faculty use the LMS through a process that is reproducible, reliable, and affordable. Studies in student activity patterns, such as the recent Patterns in Blackboard Learn tool use: Five Course Design Archetypes, help us to understand evidence of use. But what about the ways that faculty design courses before any student activity takes place? This session will explore a case study at University of Illinois at Chicago in which course design patterns in Blackboard Learn were derrived using BbStats and Latent Class Analysis.
- Elizabeth Romero Fuerte, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Alena Steffen, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Szymon Machajewski, University of Illinois at Chicago, Grand Valley State University
- Blackboard – Patterns in Blackboard Learn Tool Use: 5 Course Design Archetypes
- UIC – Patterns in Faculty Blackboard Learn Tool Use: Case Study
- BbStats is an opensource and free Building Block for institutions using Blackboard. It provides a wide array of usage data. More information and a download package is available on Ocelot.
- Here are some sample BbStats reports:
- Data collected: announcements, assessments, assignments, content, discussion forums, gradebook columns, blogs/wikis
- Sample size: n=2,561
- Content was present in nearly all courses.
- Colleges with more online courses fell in group 1 (holistic tool use).
- Half of coures show a complementary tool use pattern.
- Most F2F classes using Blackboard fell into group 2 (complimentary tool use) and group 3 (content repository).
- LMS governance board
- UIC innovation center
- PD for faculty
- LMS roadmap for UIC