An update on BYU’s efforts to develop a “loosely coupled gradebook” to serve as a central data collection and communication tool for teachers and learners.
The development is a loosely coupled (i.e. standalone) gradebook is an essential component of BYU’s long-term strategy of providing an open learning network for faculty and students. Our intent is to develop it in-house then make it freely available to the academic community.
This project is funded for development in 2009 and will be well underway by the time of the conference. We propose to provide session attendees with an update on our progress, including screenshots and demos of the product to date.
We will also solicit feedback and input regarding the product and its future.
Jon Mott currently is the Assistant to the Academic Vice President – Academic Technology. He reports to the Academic Vice President and provides strategic guidance on academic technology issues. He also works closely with the University’s Chief Information Officer and serves as the liaison between the Academic VP’s office and the Office of Information Technology. He serves as chair of the Academic Support Coordinating Committee and the Academic Technology Advisory Committee. Jon is currently a member of the Blackboard’s customer advisory board and the Adobe Higher Education Advisory Board.
Jon previously served as Managing Director at the Center for Instructional Design (now the Center for Teaching and Learning). He earned a B.A. in political science from BYU in 1992 and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Oklahoma in 1998. He is an adjunct faculty member in Instructional Psychology & Technology, Political Science and Public Policy.