[LON-CAPA-cvs] cvs: modules /gerd/roleclicker description.tex

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 \subsection{Project Partners}
 \item Gerd Kortemeyer and Guy Albertelli at Michigan State University
-\item Eric Mazur at Harvard University
+\item Eric Mazur and Martin Vogt at Harvard University
 \item Bill Junkin at Erskine College
 \subsection{Intellectual Merit}
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 In LON-CAPA, the underlying distributed multimedia content repository spans across all of the currently over 30 participating institutions, and currently contains over 60,000 learning content resources, including more than 18,000 personalized homework problems. Disciplines include astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, family and child ecology, geology, human food and nutrition, human medicine, mathematics, medical technology, physics, and psychology. Any content material contributed to the pool is immediately available and ready-to-use within the system at all participating sites, thus facilitating dissemination of curricular development efforts (Sect.~\ref{matdev}). A large fraction of these resources are also available through the gateway to the National Science Digital Library (NSDL).
-\subsection{Porting of Content}\label{porting}
-Currently, the ConcepTest data base is located on a central server at Harvard University. In the framework of this study
-the current library of ConcepTests will be translated into LON-CAPA format, such that baseline data can be obtained across 
-different implementations and institutions. We will also transfer the CT rights and access management to the LON-CAPA system.
-We will build an interface which enables the combined ILT/BQ software, as described in Section \ref{iltbq} to render static 
-as well as randomized versions of the ConcepTests from LON-CAPA.
-In addition, Physlets~\cite{physlets} will be incorporated into the LON-CAPA content pool, and questions developed around them. 
-\caption{Overview of the implementation process.\label{overview}
-Figure~\ref{overview} provides an overview of the implementation process.
 \subsection{Existing System Functionality}\label{existing}
 Between the collaborators, a number of technological components exist that can be used to build the foundation for the needed functionality. 
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 (\#0085921, \$2,055,000, September 15, 2000 through July 31, 2005), LON-CAPA developed into a content sharing network of more than 15 institutions of higher education including community colleges and four-year institutions, as well as over 15 middle and high schools. In addition, LON-CAPA houses commercial textbook content from seven major publishing companies, and a commercial service company was established around the product at the end of 2004.
 \section{Research Phase}
+\caption{Overview of the implementation process.\label{overview}
 \subsection{Creation of infrastructure}
-The ported ConcepTest concept library (subsection~\ref{porting}) will be stored in the shared resource pool of the LearningOnline Network with CAPA (subsection~\ref{loncapa}), which 
-offers scalable cross-institutional content and rights management features. Where appropriate, gateways will be established to have different system components access the same 
-original content.
+A graphical represenation of the infrastructure which will be created in the framework of this study can be found in Fig.~\ref{}
 In the initial phase, the Interactive Learning Toolkit will be integrated with BQ, forming a new software package called LT3 (Learning Together Through Technology). The BQ
 program will be transformed to a LT3 laptop-based front end. This part will host the complete Interactive Classroom features of LT3. The ILT part will continue to be a
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 An important feature of LON-CAPA for this study is its scalability and ability to absorb peak-workloads through cluster-wide load balancing. On campus of MSU, LON-CAPA has been used for timed online ``take-home'' exams by 400 students submitting 50 questions each within one hour. 
+In addition, Physlets~\cite{physlets} will be incorporated into the LON-CAPA content pool, and questions developed around them.
 \subsection{Computer-Guided Group Formation} \label{groupform}
 The goal of computer-guided group formation is to generate student groups with differing initial responses. Group formation is limited by seating arrangements in a the lecture hall, unless time can be afforded for students to get up and walk around the lecture hall.