LMS TRANSITIONS: LESSONS FROM A CULTURALLY INCLUSIVE AND TRANSPARENT CHANGE EFFORT
District Director, eLearning Technologies in the Office of eLearning and Innovation at Cuyahoga Community College
Friday October 23 from 3-4:15PM
Working effectively on a change initiative in a strong shared governance environment requires successful collaboration with faculty leaders. This presentation will focus on the process of an LMS Review that was conducted at Cuyahoga Community College, with a College-wide Taskforce of full-time and adjunct faculty, administrative leadership and representatives from all stakeholder groups. The project management style of distributed ownership and short-term sprints led to genuine buy-in from all parties, with a successful conclusion. The LMS Review was purposefully transparent, with all components posted publicly on a blog including meeting minutes, needs analysis, evaluation of systems, and the internal education process for the group regarding LMS trends. The project incorporated educational opportunities and incentives internally, with the use of digital badging and recognition of exemplary work throughout the process.
About the presenter:
Sasha Thackaberry manages the eLearning Technologies division of the Cuyahoga Community College responsible for front-end administration of all eLearning technologies, College-wide instructional design projects, Quality Matters, and innovation projects including the first community college MOOC in the nation, Competency-Based Education projects, digital badging and new learning models. Led a 14-month long LMS Review Taskforce to select the next LMS for the college with a variety of domains for current usage and future projected, integrated eLearning technology infrastructure.