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  1. Teaching and Learning with Sakai: 15 Minutes of Fame, Shame and to Frame Teaching and Learning Sakai GroupPreconference Session, 7 July 2009

  2. Pre-Conference Workshop Overview • Session goal is to highlight: • Examples of how Sakai is being used to enhance teaching and learning (Fame) • Pitfalls to avoid when using Sakai (Shame) • Conference sessions or other resources where more can be learned (Frame) • Each presenter will have 15 minutes (firm) • Q&A “round-table” session at end 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  3. Collaboration Across Semesters Reba-Anna Lee Assistant Director of Academic Technology and elearning Marist College

  4. FAME: Cross Semester Project Sites • Projects sites used by two semesters of students to collaborate • Wiki was key tool in all of the project sites • Project Sites used as student collaborative spaces • Two semesters worth of information was available to students • Project Sites July 2009 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A. 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A. 44

  5. SHAME: Two miscalculations... • Use of WEB DAV tool • Moving large chunks of course materials from old system to Sakai • Deletion of all My Workspaces • Association of Rosters by faculty • Misunderstanding of the function • Outcry by faculty • Advice: Be aware of your “surroundings” 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A. 55

  6. FRAME: Student Presentation Dr. Mark Van Dyke and Marist students Presentation What did iLearn Today? Sakai and the Net Generation Friday July 10 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  7. Using Matrices, Forms and Portfolios in K-8 Deb Boisvert Mary Rubega

  8. FAME: 8th Grade Digital Portfolios • Sakai allowed us to • Connect artifacts to reflection • Shift the focus from showcase to reflection • Samples of student portfolios • Tip: Meet regularly for development and for sharing you progress with wide variety of groups. July 2009 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A. 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A. 88

  9. SHAME: Publish Your Matrix • When to publish our matrix? • Challenged by the need for a 9 year collection span and wanting to continue to tweak. • When we lost the matrix data we did not loose resources. • Advice: If many people are using it, publish it! July 2009 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A. 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A. 99

  10. FRAME: Step to NHCollab Statewide • Digital portfolios and statewide collaboration K-12 – Wednesday 2:30 - 3:00, William Dawes room For more information contact Deb Boisvert - dboisvert@sau53.org Mary Rubega - mrubega@sau53.org or Theresa Schneiderheinze - tschneiderheinze@sau53.org July 2009 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A. 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A. 1010

  11. Calendar-Driver Course, First Week’s Woes, and My Hectic Schedule… Mathieu Plourde, Project Leader, LMSUniversity of Delaware

  12. FAME: Calendar-Driven Course Use of the Schedule Tool to Sequence Learning and Replace the Syllabus http://tinyurl.com/story-dean James Dean, Department of English 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  13. SHAME: First Week’s Woes Fall 2008 Don’t underestimate faculty’s willingness to change! (and do extensive load testing too…) 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  14. FRAME: Mathieu’s Schedule • Citizen Journalism: Ustream and Flip Video Pilots. • BOF: SCORM and IMS Common Cartridge Standards (Wednesday @ 16:05) • Strategies to Support Your Users: Custom Documentation and Help Files (Thursday @ 15:15) • BOF: Sakai Documentation: Discussing a Better Sharing Strategy (Thursday @ 16:05) • An Honest Look at Sakai: What Should We Tell Potential Adopters? (Friday @ 13:45) 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  15. Texas State: The good, the bad, and the ugly Whitten Smart User Services Consultant Texas State University – San Marcos

  16. FAME: Podcasts • Podcasts tool used to deliver lectures to online version of class • Instructor converted traditional course to an online course with same expectations • Uses dates of availability feature to simulate class lecture times • Because of podcasts the instructor chose to look at other Sakai and technology tools 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  17. SHAME: System Changes • System changes made before finals resulting in system outage. • A little slow to catch on. Done not just once, but twice. • At that time, no development environment existed • Test, test, test 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  18. FRAME: Faculty Stories about Sakai • Faculty Stories about Sakai: • Wed. July 8th, 2:15-3:00, Thomas Paine • For more information:http://tracsfacts.its.txstate.edu • Whitten Smart, ws15@txstate.edu 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  19. Group Projects, Special Characters, and More About Process Madeleine Gonin and Kate Ellis Teaching and Learning Technologies Center Indiana University Bloomington

  20. FAME: Group Projects Collaborative Writing + Multimedia • web pages in Resources tool • detailed instructions provided • support from teaching center 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  21. Student Work 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  22. SHAME: Special Characters • conversion to UTF-8 database • communication with faculty 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  23. FRAME: More About Processes • Evaluating Testing Tools: Process and Results 07-08-09 16:00 Thomas Paine • Many Hands Make Light Work: A Practical Approach to QA Testing 07-09-09 14:15 Crispus Attucks Madeleine Gonin, mgonin at indiana dot edu Kate Ellis, kdellis at indiana dot edu 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  24. Presenter Chuck Severance:Materials at dr-chuck.com Break…

  25. Teaching and Learning with Sakai: 15 Minutes of Fame, Shame and to Frame Susan Roig Director Academic Computing Claremont Graduate University

  26. FAME: TWISA • Teaching with Innovation Sakai Award • Quality not quantity of tools used - key • Sound Pedagogical approach to use of tools • Sharing of site at http://www.openedpractices.org • Use site a reference for best practices 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  27. FAME: Project Site Creation • CUC population (students and faculty) each have account and access to project site creation. • Use of Sakai – student driven • Project sites developed as work groups, group projects, clubs, department meetings • Faculty asked “will you be using Sakai in this class?” 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  28. SHAME: Project sites • CUC population (students and faculty) each have account and access to project site creation. • "Sustainability Group" everyone given maintain role instead of giving specific permissions, one member deleted entire site; • "Treasures site" confidentiality issue not understood nor groups and permissions. 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  29. SHAME: Guest Accounts • Use of Sakai for international seminar, guests accounts not students • Disastrous problem with access and guest accounts. • More time spent on access issues than on seminar. 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  30. FRAME: TWISA • Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award Presentations • Thursday 8:15 - 9:35 Keynote Speakers: 1st and 2nd Award Winners • Honorable Mention – • Cherry Stewart – Thursday 13:45-14:15 Thomas Paine Design Reflective and Interacting eLearning: Online Professional Development • Dr. Mark Van Dyke – Friday 12:30 – 1:30 Empress Room What Did iLearn Today? Sakai and the Net Generation 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  31. FRAME: Claremont Colleges • Thursday, Jul 9, 2009 Sakai at the Claremont Colleges 11:00 - 12:00 Crispus Attucks • http://sakai.claremont.edu • Susan Roig Director Academic Computing Claremont Graduate University susan.roig@cgu.edu/ 909-607-8412 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  32. Closing the Loop: Curriculum, PD, Student Artifacts, Assessment, Curriculum Steven Foehr, Director of Application Services Rhode Island Network for Educational Technology

  33. FAME: Closing the Loop • Standards Based • Curriculum Development • Professional Development • Student Artifacts • Assessment • Curriculum Development 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  34. SHAME: Don’t Underestimate Change • Change is hard: • Collaborating on assignments/curriculum • Leadership • Never enough PD • Sakai is a vehicle 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  35. FRAME: K12 is Coming to Sakai • What’s In It for Us? The Benefits of an Electronic Graduation Portfolio. Thursday, 9:45 AM, William Dawes. • Digital portfolios and statewide collaboration K-12. Wednesday, 2:30 PM, William Dawes. • RI Department of Education Office of Middle and High School Reform • Steven Foehr: steve@staff.ri.net 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  36. Fame-Shame-Frame Cherry Stewart, Educational Designer, University of New England, Australia

  37. Fame • What is working for us? • Change management via 3 participatory action-research projects • Getting online workshops (modeled on University of Leicester Carpe Diem model) www2.le.ac.uk/projects/adelie/adelieblog/carpediemtakingstock 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  38. Shame • What could we do differently? • Students and staff struggle with Web 2.0 literacy • eSubmission system unavailable (my une crash) on final due date • when something goes wrong - IT problem solving skills regress 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  39. Frame • 5th Generation DE: Who’ Responsible? • Using Web technologies in Bachelor of Nursing blended learning strategies • Reflective e-Learning: Online professional learning for academic and support staff 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  40. QUESTIONS? 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  41. Outside and Inside the Box Robin HillCoordinator of Instructional ComputingUniversity of Wyoming

  42. FAME: Teaching at the Fringe Sakai has allowed teaching to take place not only outside the classroom, but: Outside the academic calendarSome classes start a month or two early.Some classes don’t take place in any specific semester. Outside the official rosterGuest and test students and faculty are accommodated. 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  43. SHAME: Terminology Shock Dropbox: Not what we expected “Dropbox” is the name of the student-work tool in eCollege/eCompanion. Faculty think that Sakai’s Dropbox will allow grading, marking, and return of student work… We look forward to the emergence of standard terms in course management systems. 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  44. FRAME: Databases and Reports for Portfolios and Other Pedagogy Discussion: Are there teaching benefits to be realized from the recording, integration, and querying of data collected from worksite activities and constructs? Thursday, 15:15-16:00, William Dawes Room Robin Hill, hill@uwyo.edu 10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.