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Just-in-time Learning

Project Description

It is important today that students have access to just-in-time learning systems that deliver training to students when and where they need it. Rather than sitting through hours of traditional classroom training, students are able to use online tutorials to learn the information they need to solve problems, perform specific tasks or quickly update their skills. Students want to be productive in a wide range of application tools. The expectation is that students need to learn quickly and be able to apply that knowledge immediately.

ITS cannot meet this need through in-person workshops that cannot accommodate the schedules of all students. As a solution, ITS successfully piloted an online training program, lynda.com, which currently provides 1,893 online training videos. In addition, lynda.com continually creates new videos to match the emerging topics and tools. The student success fee provides continuation of this project

Student Benefits

Access to comprehensive application training increases students' personal development and prepares students for meaningful participation in the classroom. lynda.com provides a broad range of topics, beyond which the campus is able to provide, so students can take online courses that are specific to course work, discipline, planned career field or of general interest. In some cases, faculty used lynda.com in lieu of requiring students to purchase text books, which cuts a significant student expense. Since a physical presence on-campus is not required, this will be especially beneficial for students with disabilities, service personnel on active duty or in the reserves, Early Start students, students studying abroad and the Summer Bridge program.

Project Status

lynda.com completed a successful pilot and is fully available to students.

How Do I Get Started?

Training is available 24x7 at lynda.calstatela.edu and can be accessed by current Cal State L.A. students with a myCSULA Identity account.

Measuring success

Each quarter ITS will update the status of the following three measurements:

Measurement Value Status
Technical implementation
  • Status of the implementation and any subsequent upgrades or updates, including new enhancements as they become available for students.
Perception of value and usefulness (We welcome your feedback on the Just-in-time Learning project, as well as any of the other five student success fee projects. Click on Contact ITS at the bottom of any ITS web page to submit feedback.)
Quantitative Data Analysis Usage data, traffic data or other quantitative data that outlines trends or provides a measurement of success.

Technical Implementation Status

Technical implementation was completed during the lynda.com pilot and was available to students starting summer 2012.

User Feedback

No user feedback has been submitted to date.

Quantitative Data Analysis

The table below shows the increased use of lynda.com from the pilot project and following passage of the student success fee.

Month Total Users New Accounts Added Distinct Courses Viewed Distinct Videos Viewed (1) Total Views Hours Viewed

August 2011

12

12

10

95

131

9.4

October 2011

327

164

145

1627

5606

367.3

December 2011

475

39

130

2324

3004

238.9

February 2012

733

113

183

1711

2727

209.9

April 2012

904

110

164

2359

3867

261.4

June 2012

1066

72

176

1997

2882

219.4

August 2012

1303

139

150

1513

2520

202.4

October 2012 (2)

5078

862

1383

342

4038

714.3

December 2012

5636

233

300

3069

4484

341

February 2013

6556

330

329

3787

6840

500.6

April 2013

7224

464

318

3905

7075

511.6

June 2013

7764

324

326

3092

5188

368.9

August 2013

8523

539

379

5891

9458

671.1

  (1) A single course can have multiple videos representing different features or skill levels.
  (2) Student success fee enacted.

The following table shows top ten courses viewed by students since the start of fall quarter 2012.

Course Title Total Views Hours Viewed

Excel 2010 Essential Training

5069

359.18

Flash Professional CS6 Essential Training

2758

243.70

SPSS Statistics Essential Training

1803

158.93

Photoshop CS6 Essential Training

1557

110.45

Web Accessibility Principles

1316

105.40

InDesign CS6 Essential Training

1112

81.20

HTML Essential Training

990

66.29

Access 2010 Essential Training

953

47.81

Creating a First Web Site with Dreamweaver CS6

861

82.77

Illustrator CS6 Essential Training

820

66.77

The following table shows the increase in offered courses from the pilot project throughout the end of August 2013.

Graph of increase in number of courses offered through lynda.com

ITS is tracking the changes in the types of devices being used to access lynda.com. This information will assist ITS in planning for future delivery of additional student success fee projects. The data below serves as a benchmark as we begin to gather device-usage trends.

Chart of device types used to access lynda.com used for planning future Student Success Fee projects

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