[Portfolio] Reporting Out and Call Schedule > Sakai Teaching and Learning Group

Josh Baron Josh.Baron at marist.edu
Thu Jun 20 08:05:29 PDT 2013


My thanks to the 13 or so folks who participated in our first Sakai 
Teaching and Learning (T&L) conference call following the Open Apereo 
conference.  It was great to hear voice who've not been involved in awhile 
as well as many new participants.  As I mentioned at the end of the call, 
I'm following up to update the larger community as well as suggest plans 
for a regular conference call.

CALL SUMMARY:  Much of the call continued the dialog that was started at 
the conference on how the T&L group might collaborate more with other 
groups in the Sakai community, particularly the Technical Coordination 
Committee or TCC.  There was some review of past community efforts, for 
those who were newer to the community, around things such as "requirements 
gathering" which have had mixed success and some of the lessons that have 
been learned from those experiences.  In particular, the issue of 
"unfunded mandates" (i.e. bringing forward requirements without resources 
to support the development work) was noted as a concern.  This lead to 
some discussion of how the T&L group might be able to get involved in 
seeking resources from institutional decision makers.  A complete set of 
notes from the call can be found at: 

NEXT STEPS AND CALL SCHEDULE:  Although I recognize that folks are busy, 
I'm going to suggest that we plan for weekly calls over the next 1-2 
months as means to keep our momentum going and also help address the fact 
that I anticipate people being out over the summer for holidays, etc. 
Unless there are objections to this schedule, I'd suggest that we continue 
with the Wednesday from 2-3 PM Eastern Time day/time as it seemed to work 
for the majority of people.

ACTION ITEM > Please reply back to me by Monday, June 24th if Wednesday 
from 2 - 3 PM Eastern Time does NOT work for you.  Based on what I hear 
I'll either confirm the call on Monday or suggest a new time.

Finally, I have updated the Confluence Teaching and Learning wiki page to 
reflect our current work.  You can access this page at: 

Thanks, Josh

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