[Portfolio] Possible Sakai Conference Proposal Topics (Teaching and Learning)

Josh Baron Josh.Baron at marist.edu
Wed Feb 17 10:25:28 PST 2010


Just following up from our call just now with a couple of thoughts on 
conference presentation topics.  The titles are just holding places as 
we'd need to think of somewhat more interesting sounding titles.

(1) Teaching and Learning Themes for Sakai 3 - this would be mostly 
focused on the 7 themes, explaining what they are/mean, how they are and 
will be used and to have a dialog with folks about their implications for 
Sakai 3.

(2) Process for Teaching and Learning Driven Design and Development - this 
would focus more on the process that is emerging in which the teaching and 
learning community is creating "targets" at which future design and 
development work can then be aimed...we could discuss the initial learning 
capabilities effort, the two day virtual meeting and (assuming this 
happens) the refining of themes, development of user journeys and the 
picking up of this work by the Product Council.

(3) Instructional Visioning Part II - this might be more of a 
brainstorming session in which we outlined the 7 themes and just engaged 
in a broad ranging brainstorming activity with the audience...might be 
best done as a pre-conference workshop or meeting/BOF...I'm think we might 
need 2 hours or so.  I would see this as more of the "horizon report" type 
of thing where we would try and do some real out-of-the-box thinking.

Finally, over the past few years we've traditionally done a half-day 
Teaching and Learning pre-conference workshop in which we have short 
presentations done by a lot of different folks on how they are using Sakai 
for teaching and learning...kinda of round-robin sharing of best practices 
and examples.  The session has broad interest but I think it particularly 
useful for those new to Sakai or just evaluating it.  I'd love to see this 
run again this year and would be willing to help organize it but others 
would need to take the lead as I'll be engaged in some Board meetings that 
day.  Any takers?

If folks want to reply back to me off list with interest in participating 
in any of these topics I can try and help organize a couple of proposals.


Joshua Baron
Director, Academic Technology and eLearning
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, New York  12601
(845) 575-3623 (work)
Twitter: JoshBaron
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