Deploy and Customize Ushahidi

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|'''Title''' || Deploy & Customize Ushahidi
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| '''Title''' || Deploy & Customize Ushahidi
 
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|'''Overview''' || Students will download Ushaidi and install it on either the cloud (using Heroku) or on a VM or on an actual Linux machine.
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| '''Overview''' || Students will download Ushaidi and install it on either the cloud (using Heroku) or on a VM or on an actual Linux machine.
 
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|'''Prerequisite Knowledge''' || Understand client/server concept, how to install software, how to use command line interfaces, basic XML concepts.
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| '''Prerequisite Knowledge''' || Understand client/server concept, how to install software, how to use command line interfaces, basic XML concepts.
 
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|'''Learning Objectives''' || 1.  Implement and deploy a basic working Ushahidi server 2.  configure Ushahidi server
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| '''Learning Objectives''' || 1.  Implement and deploy a basic working Ushahidi server 2.  configure Ushahidi server 3.  Deploy a Ushaihid client
 
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=== Background: ===
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=== Background ===
'''Is there background reading material?'''
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Students should be familiar with Ushahidi install documentation:  https://www.ushahidi.com/support/install-ushahidi
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''Is there background reading material?''
  
'''Are there other activities the student should have done first?'''
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Students should be read Ushahidi install documentation:  https://www.ushahidi.com/support/install-ushahidi
  
'''Students should be familiar with Ushahidi and have done an Ushahidi deployment.'''
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Readings on client/server architecture.
  
'''What is the rationale for this activity?'''
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Readings on the platform used.
  
'''Include helpful hints to faculty here.'''
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''Are there other activities the student should have done first?''
  
=== Directions: ===
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Students should be familiar with Ushahidi and have examined or done an Ushahidi deployment.  Example deployments can be found at https://wiki.ushahidi.com/display/WIKI/Types+of+Maps
What should the student do?
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''What is the rationale for this activity?''
  
=== Deliverables: ===
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This activity will give students a hands-on understanding of the Ushahidi server.
What will the student hand in?
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''Include helpful hints to faculty here.''
  
=== Assessment: ===
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Installing on Heroku is very simple and can be done without configuration or through a terminal with configuration.
How will the activity be graded?
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Installing on an actual Linux box can be challenging (or impossible) without previous Linux experience.
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=== Directions ===
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''What should the student do?''
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Instructions for installing Ushahidi can be found at [https://www.ushahidi.com/support/install-ushahidi https://www.ushahidi.com/support/install-ushahidi]
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=== Deliverables ===
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''What will the student hand in?''
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# Students will provide the URL of their server.
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# Students will provide a 3 page reflection that includes
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## challenges encountered
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## reference to the instructions that they followed and comments on these
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## suggestions for others installing
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## configuration options that they used
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=== Assessment ===
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''How will the activity be graded?''
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Instructor will go to the URL and test the deployment.
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Students will perform an installation by following other student's instructions.
 
   
 
   
How will learning will be measured?
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''How will learning will be measured?''
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Learning will be measured through a reflective paper.
  
Include sample assessment questions/rubrics.
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''Include sample assessment questions/rubrics.''
  
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! Criteria
 
! Criteria
 
! Level 1 (fail)
 
! Level 1 (fail)
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! Level 4 (exceptional)
 
! Level 4 (exceptional)
 
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| '''The purpose of the project'''
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| '''Ushahidi installed'''
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| Does not run
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| Runs with stock configuration
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| Runs with some configurations
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| Runs and is completely configured
  
 
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| '''Why the project is open source'''
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| '''Reflection'''
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| No information provided
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| Paper just provides available instructions and contains no hints or reflection
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| Paper provides enough information for a new user to perform a successful installation
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| Paper provides rich information and hints and reflections on the process that the student followed
 
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=== Comments: ===
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=== Comments ===
What should the instructor know before using this activity?
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''What should the instructor know before using this activity?''
  
What are some likely difficulties that an instructor may encounter using this activity?
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Instructor should perform the installation prior to the start of the class.
  
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''What are some likely difficulties that an instructor may encounter using this activity?''
  
=== Additional Information: ===
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Instructors must be aware of versions; these can change during the course. 
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Installation procedures change often.
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There are many dependencies which must be installed before Ushahidi can be installed.  These dependencies can change during the project.
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=== Additional Information ===
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|'''ACM Knowledge Area/Knowledge Unit''' || What ACM Computing Curricula 2013 knowledge area and units does this activity cover? [[ACM_Body_of_Knowledge]]
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| '''ACM Knowledge Area/Knowledge Unit''' || IM, information management, NC networking and communication  [[ACM_Body_of_Knowledge]]
 
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|'''ACM Topic''' || What specific topics are addressed? The Computing Curriucula 2013 provides a list of topics - https://www.acm.org/education/CS2013-final-report.pdf
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| '''ACM Topic''' || Information Management Concepts, Networked Applications/client-server applications - https://www.acm.org/education/CS2013-final-report.pdf
 
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|'''Level of Difficulty''' || Is this activity easy, medium or challenging?
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| '''Level of Difficulty''' || Basic configuration is easy, advanced configuration is medium.
 
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|'''Estimated Time to Completion''' ||  How long should it take for the student to complete the activity?
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| '''Estimated Time to Completion''' ||  2 hours
 
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|'''Materials/Environment''' || What does the student need?  Internet access, IRC client, Git Hub account, LINUX machine, etc.?
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| '''Materials/Environment''' || Students need a github account and access to either Heroku or a Linux box that can be configured.
 
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|'''Author''' || Who wrote this activity?
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| '''Author''' || Alan Rea, John Barr, Ying Liu, Jiang Li, Jonathan Poritz
 
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|'''Source''' || Is there another activity on which this activity is based?  If so, please provide a link to the original resource.
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| '''Source''' || None
 
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|'''License''' || Under which license is this material made available? (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/)
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| '''License''' || http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
 
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=== Suggestions for Open Source Community: ===
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=== Suggestions for Open Source Community ===
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Suggestions for an open source community member who is working in conjunction with the instructor.
 
Suggestions for an open source community member who is working in conjunction with the instructor.
  
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Latest revision as of 17:39, 8 March 2017


Title Deploy & Customize Ushahidi
Overview Students will download Ushaidi and install it on either the cloud (using Heroku) or on a VM or on an actual Linux machine.
Prerequisite Knowledge Understand client/server concept, how to install software, how to use command line interfaces, basic XML concepts.
Learning Objectives 1. Implement and deploy a basic working Ushahidi server 2. configure Ushahidi server 3. Deploy a Ushaihid client

Background

Is there background reading material?

Students should be read Ushahidi install documentation: https://www.ushahidi.com/support/install-ushahidi

Readings on client/server architecture.

Readings on the platform used.

Are there other activities the student should have done first?

Students should be familiar with Ushahidi and have examined or done an Ushahidi deployment. Example deployments can be found at https://wiki.ushahidi.com/display/WIKI/Types+of+Maps

What is the rationale for this activity?

This activity will give students a hands-on understanding of the Ushahidi server.

Include helpful hints to faculty here.

Installing on Heroku is very simple and can be done without configuration or through a terminal with configuration.

Installing on an actual Linux box can be challenging (or impossible) without previous Linux experience.

Directions

What should the student do?

Instructions for installing Ushahidi can be found at https://www.ushahidi.com/support/install-ushahidi

Deliverables

What will the student hand in?

  1. Students will provide the URL of their server.
  2. Students will provide a 3 page reflection that includes
    1. challenges encountered
    2. reference to the instructions that they followed and comments on these
    3. suggestions for others installing
    4. configuration options that they used

Assessment

How will the activity be graded?

Instructor will go to the URL and test the deployment.

Students will perform an installation by following other student's instructions.

How will learning will be measured?

Learning will be measured through a reflective paper.

Include sample assessment questions/rubrics.

Criteria Level 1 (fail) Level 2 (pass) Level 3 (good) Level 4 (exceptional)
Ushahidi installed Does not run Runs with stock configuration Runs with some configurations Runs and is completely configured
Reflection No information provided Paper just provides available instructions and contains no hints or reflection Paper provides enough information for a new user to perform a successful installation Paper provides rich information and hints and reflections on the process that the student followed

Comments

What should the instructor know before using this activity?

Instructor should perform the installation prior to the start of the class.

What are some likely difficulties that an instructor may encounter using this activity?

Instructors must be aware of versions; these can change during the course.

Installation procedures change often.

There are many dependencies which must be installed before Ushahidi can be installed. These dependencies can change during the project.

Additional Information

ACM Knowledge Area/Knowledge Unit IM, information management, NC networking and communication ACM_Body_of_Knowledge
ACM Topic Information Management Concepts, Networked Applications/client-server applications - https://www.acm.org/education/CS2013-final-report.pdf
Level of Difficulty Basic configuration is easy, advanced configuration is medium.
Estimated Time to Completion 2 hours
Materials/Environment Students need a github account and access to either Heroku or a Linux box that can be configured.
Author Alan Rea, John Barr, Ying Liu, Jiang Li, Jonathan Poritz
Source None
License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

Suggestions for Open Source Community

Suggestions for an open source community member who is working in conjunction with the instructor.



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