[Portfolio] info on transitioning from TaskStream to Sakai

Beith, Linda lbeith at rwu.edu
Mon Sep 13 16:00:48 PDT 2010

Thanks Nate.  I would be happy to participate in a subgroup with other institutions who have a School of Ed in order to work on this. Although I'm still pretty new at all this, I think we could probably accomplish some of the objects, like lesson plans, with custom forms. 

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From: Nate Angell [mailto:nangell at rsmart.com] 
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 6:52 PM
To: Beith, Linda
Cc: portfolio at collab.sakaiproject.org; epaccoplist at lists.stanford.edu
Subject: Re: [Portfolio] info on transitioning from TaskStream to Sakai


This may not be the answer that you want to hear, but one way to achieve part of what you need in Sakai/OSP would be for the portfolio community to collaborate to produce and maintain key standards in a format many schools could share, ideally with the support of the standards bodies themselves. Ideally, these standards would exist in a form any portfolio technology could use, but I'm not sure how close we are to that utopia.

In the meantime, I could see a subgroup of Sakai institutions with education programs combining together to pool resources to initiate such a tangible and necessary project.

The lesson plan part of your inquiry may be a harder nut to crack, but at the very least, the Sakai community participates in a more general repository (that is just about to get a significant facelift and extension of capabilities)-called Opened Practices-that might serve as a storehouse of such resources, even if they were not only one click away from loading into Sakai or other tools:

Nate Angell
Client Evangelist

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 5:54 PM, Beith, Linda <lbeith at rwu.edu> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Our School of Education had started with TaskStream for their 
> e-portfolios about a year ago and were very attracted to the ability 
> to pull down lesson plans and also to open pre-populated templates 
> with their professional standards. We are looking at migrating these 
> students and faculty over to joining the rest of the University on 
> Sakai 2.7. Has anyone had any experience with moving TaskStream 
> eportfolios over to Sakai? Anyone have any suggestions/advice for us 
> in helping to make this an easier transition for our faculty? Any suggestions would be most welcome.
> Linda
> Linda L. Beith, Ph.D.
> Director, Instructional Design
> Roger Williams University
> One Old Ferry Road
> Bristol, RI 02809
> 401-254-3134
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