Talked about the history of development of project sites at Michigan.
UMichigan analyzed logs for a year. Event Log analysis. Project sites can be created by any faculty, and students with permission. n = 2253
Use – resources – almost all
announcements – 39 percent
chat – not as much use
calendar – not used much
Some people use Project Sites as a file storage area. But sites that use more tools have more users. More sites are resources only.
File types – MS Word, more popular, (nothing scary – not using to share music)
Administrators, learning, research, clubs.
Portland – email archive, seeing more of the faculty learning groups (eg, everyone who teaches a certain course – adjuncts). Faculty searches – have been very popular. Committee work, curriculum review. OSP tools are also helpful.
Project sites – magic converters of WebCT lovers
At Michigan – any student can create a project site.
PSU – “lite” accounts for alumni, or prospective student. Ongoing access to portfolio site.