[Portfolio] Today's Teaching and Learning Call

Josh Baron Josh.Baron at marist.edu
Wed Jun 25 10:18:04 PDT 2014


Bit late but wanted to remind everyone of our regular weekly call that 
will be starting up shortly at 2 PM Eastern Time.  Dial-in information and 
a link to our Etherpad for notetaking is at: 

In terms of the call agenda for today, I'd like to briefly update the 
group on the Lessons Enhancement Project which continues to move forward 
in terms of initial planning and then also touch on some logistics around 
call times based on feedback from folks at Oxford who have expressed 
interested in participating.  The other topic that we discussed briefly 
last week but folks seemed interested in talking more about is the "Future 
of the LMS" so I'd suggest we have a general discussion on this unless 
other agenda items get recommended (please bring them to the call).

With Chuck's webinar he is doing with Longsight on the "Future of Sakai" 
starting at 3 PM Eastern (details on that below in case you missed the 
note from Wilma) I'd suggest that we plan to conclude the call a few 
minutes early so folks can got to the webinar if you're interested.

Talk soon,


Please join us for this month's Sakai Showcase Webinar! Registration is 
free and open to the public. We encourage you to forward this invitation 
to colleagues who may also be interested in attending.

"The Future of Sakai" on Jun 25, 2014 3:00-4:00PM EDT (12:00-1:00PM PDT)

Register for the event at:


Presenter: Dr. Charles R. Severance 

Join us for insight and discussion about where Sakai is headed. 

Charles is a Clinical Associate Professor and teaches in the School of 
Information at the University of Michigan. He also works with the IMS 
Global Learning Consortium promoting and developing standards for teaching 
and learning technology. He also works for Longsight as Sakai Chief 
Strategist. Previously he was the Executive Director of the Sakai 
Foundation and the Chief Architect of the Sakai Project. 

Charles teaches two popular MOOCs to students worldwide on the Coursera 
platform: Internet History, Technology, and Security and Programming for 
Everybody and is a long-time advocate of open educational resources to 
empower teachers. 

Charles is the editor of the Computing Conversations column in IEEE 
Computer magazine that features a monthly article and video interview of a 
computing pioneer. Charles is the author of the book, "Sakai: Building an 
Open Source Community" that describes the early days of the open source 
Sakai project. Charles is also the author of the book, "Using Google App 
Engine" from O'Reilly and Associates and the book "Python for Informatics: 
Exploring Information". He also wrote the O'Reilly book titled, "High 
Performance Computing". Charles has a background in standards including 
serving as the vice-chair for the IEEE Posix P1003 standards effort and 
edited the Standards Column in IEEE Computer Magazine from 1995-1999. 

Charles is active in media as a hobby, he has co-hosted several television 
shows including "Nothin but Net" produced by MediaOne and a nationally 
televised program about the Internet called "Internet:TCI". Charles 
appeared for over 10 years as an expert on Internet and Technology as a 
co-host of a live call-in radio program on the local Public Radio 
affiliate (www.wkar.org). 

Chuck's hobbies include off-road motorcycle riding, karaoke and playing 

Charles has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Michigan 
State University.

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