Project: Creating a Learning Management System for the Department of Computer Science
"The current state of Learning Management Systems (a system for organizing, delivering, and reporting course materials and student learning progress) is slow to adapt to the specific needs of a program. The Computer Science department here at EKU is always seeking out innovative ways to further student learning. The EKULMS hopes to solve these problems, specifically allowing students to go over course material in their spare time outside of class via instructor-created practice tests and quizzes. The system will keep track of the student's progress throughout each course and with each test and quiz completed. The system will be deployed in the Fall 2014 semester with that core functionality. At first it will only be for the CSC185 class, but after a semester or two and the project has reached a stable state, it will be available to other courses and instructors. You can track the progress of development, check out the source code, and see a rough roadmap at my
"My name is Wes Gilleland. I hail from Rockfield, KY and I live in Georgetown when not in class. I completed my Associates Degree in Web Design at BCTC in 2012, where I then transferred to EKU to start a degree in Marketing. After a year, I switched to Computer Science to pursue making my lifelong interest into a career. Because of my previous experience in web development, I chose to tackle the problem of making a Learning Management System to suit the specific needs of the department. I am going to be working as a Web Developer this summer for Elink Design in Lexington, KY and hope to continue working for them every year during my college career and after I graduate."