Digital Learning Evironment
NYU Classes is available to students and faculty around the world as NYU's enterprise Learning Management System. This site explains how decisions about this global service are made.
See also the User Advisory Group, and the Technical Advisory Group pages.
DLE Subcommittee Charge
Academic Year 2017
In consultation with the appropriate individuals and groups (for example, faculty, students, service delivery units and project teams), the committee will provide a focus on next generation digital learning environment tools. The DLE committee will ensure features of new tools are benchmarked against existing supported NYU educational tools, define, approve and review tool pilots, make recommendations on communications surrounding educational tools to the NYU community, and make recommendations about vision, future direction, tool prioritization and resource allocation to the full Teaching Technology Committee and other advisory, community and governance groups such as the Faculty Committee or the Future of Technology Enhanced Education (FTEE) and Student Technology And Research Committee (STARC).
These recommendations should include:
An updated statement on the goals, principles, and guiding strategies for a consistent, cost-effective and scalable University-wide framework for the digital learning environment
Continue to plan and monitor for staffing, budget and support needs for projects and initiatives related to DLE frameworks, features, capacities, and systems integrations
Publishing of the aggregated 2016 NYU Classes Survey Results
Goals for academic year 2017 include:
Define and measure success of educational tool pilots
Define a process for promoting tool adoption
Deliver a year end report with recommendations for tool purchase and adoption
Guiding Principles for Learning Management Systems at NYU
Qualities necessary in a learning environment for student and faculty engagement in both distance and traditional courses:
Easy to Use - The environment should have a clean, polished and consistent user experience. Each individual tool should be an integrated part of the whole. The content creation tools should be strong, students and teachers should be able to add multimedia, e.g., video or audio recordings with a single click. Peer assessment should be part of the experience--such as being able to rate, favorite and feature blog posts or forum discussions.
Social and Collaborative - The social presence and participation of students and teachers in the learning environment should be palpable. Students should seamlessly interact with one another, the instructor, and groups. Activity feeds with thumbnail student and faculty pictures contribute to social presence, as do features such as an integrated ePortfolio tool. Students and teachers should be able to get a sense of who's in the virtual room with them, and know who is online and available to chat. Strong collaboration and project management tools should be made available to groups working on course projects.
Permeable and Persistent Access - It should be easy for instructors to invite guests without NYU Net IDs to class and have them participate in all aspects of the course, whether it's a live (synchronous) course meeting or moderating a discussion forum. Students and faculty should be able to access the content indefinitely after the course closes. It should be easy to move content from one system to another (data portability) and copy course content from one semester to another. Data from the LMS should be able to be used in different environments and users should be able to tag it, search it, and see analytics on it.
Mobile - Learning takes place everywhere, and on a range of devices. Students and faculty should be able to keep up with and contribute to their courses regardless of where they are.
Adaptive and configurable - Instructors should be able to create content pathways based on student prior knowledge or achievements. Instructors should be presented with good default options and able to remove tools that are not appropriate for the course.
Authentic - It should be easy for faculty or departments to verify that the students in the course are the students doing the work.
Helpful - Accurate, current, comprehensive and context sensitive help should be available in both text and video.
Current Membership DLE
Patricia Heard-Greene (Co-Chair)
Assistant Dean, NYU School of Professional Studies, Center for Academic Excellence and Support, Office of Educational Technology
Jason Korenkiewicz (Co-Chair)
Director, Instructional Technology Tools and Services, NYU Information Technology
Senior Director, Academic Support, Office of Global Programs
Director, User Service, Information and Technology School of Law
Associate Director for Library & Academic Technology, NYU Abu Dhabi
Senior Director of Informatics, Clinical Professor, Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Technology + Informatics Services, College of Dentistry
Assistant Director of Student Affairs, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Sr. IT Architect, Division of Educational Informatics, School of Medicine
Holloway's alternate, Marina Marin
Lead Information Management Developer, School of Medicine
Director of Faculty Innovations in Teaching and Learning, Tandon School of Engineering
Education Technologist, Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, College of Arts & Sciences
Executive Director Facilities Planning & Technology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Associate Director of the Library and Director for Academic Technology NYU Shanghai
Chief Instructional Technology Officer & Deputy CGTO/CITO, Teaching & Learning with Technology, NYU Information Technology
Assistant Director, Teaching and Learning with Technology, Information Technology, Head, Digital Studio for the Division of Libraries
Lawrence S. Mirsky
Director, Information Technology, Robert F Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
LMS Product Director, NYU Information Technology
Executive Director of the Digital Communications Group, Public Affairs and NYU Information Technology
Assistant Director, Academic Technology Services, Teaching and Learning with Technology, NYU Information Technology
Director, Information Technology, Silver School of Social Work
Academic Director, Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, Clinical Professor, Information Systems, Leonard N Stern School of Business
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Clinical Professor, Liberal Studies, Faculty of Arts & Science