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  1. Mini-C: Basic E-Learning Management with ColdFusion Jay Kellett Blue Box Software and Consulting Http://www.blueboxsw.com Philadelphia Area ColdFusion User’s Group

  2. Background • Jay Kellett • Sole Employee of Blue Box Software and Consulting • Cold Fusion Instructor at Systems Solution, Inc.

  3. Blue Box Software and Consulting • Allaire ColdFusion, Macromedia Director, and Macromedia Authorware Development • Focus on educational software for professionals and performance support systems • Invoicing system for consultants, freelancers, and small companies

  4. SSI, Systems Solution, Inc. • www.ssi-net.com • education.ssi-net.com • CF classes every few months, as well as Director classes (June 13 & 14) • Teach Authorware on Request • Others teach Flash, PhotoShop, DreamWeaver, Final Cut Pro, +more

  5. What is E-Learning? • Electronic delivery of training • CD-ROM, Web-based, etc. • Electronic tracking of training • Low cost per student • Self-Paced in nature • Supplements or replaces other training mediums • Also called CBT, Computer Based Training

  6. The Need for Learning Management • Controlled access to the electronic training • Provide consolidated reporting on users and courses • Regulatory requirements • Performance review related

  7. Existing Learning Management Systems • Systems: Saba, Knowledge Planet, Pathware, etc. • Try to be everything to everyone • Large, proprietary, expensive, buggy • Standards: SCORM and AICC • Try to be everything to everyone • Difficult to implement • Limitations on the web • Overkill for most training needs

  8. Anatomy of a Learning Management System 1) Manage Students 2) Deliver training to the students 3) Generate consolidated reports for managers

  9. Mini-C: A Learning Management System • Simple, ColdFusion based Learning Management System • Web-based set-up and reporting • Friendly to most training tools • Built to work with the “R4” • Manages students • Links to training on the web • Generates consolidated reports

  10. About the R4 • Blue Box's Rapid Development tool for CBT • Built to automate 80% of the production of CBT • Design tool built in FileMaker Pro • Presentation and testing done in Authorware • Authorware is Macromedia's main CBT Authoring tool • Similar to Macromedia Director and Macromedia Flash • All three use “Drag and Drop” creation with a Scripting language underneath

  11. Mini-C's Assumptions • Multiple users will be using the system • Users are grouped into Departments • Users, Dept. Admins, and Global Admins • Multiple courses will be tracked in the system • Courses are made up of Modules • Modules and made up of Lessons • Both progress through lessons and test scores are to be tracked • Tests might be attached at the course level, module level, or lesson level

  12. Lessons Tests Mini-C's Data Structure Departments Users Courses

  13. Demonstration

  14. Web Sites • www.BlueBoxSW.com • www.SSI-Net.com • www.Macromedia.com • www.FlashCFM.com • www.PACFUG.org

  15. ColdFusion and ColdBeverage • Perfect together • Available at the BoatHouse • Route 29 North to Great Valley Parkway? • Take Jug-handle around & follow to the left (through light) • Boathouse sign one block after light on left