[Portfolio] Next Week's T&L Call > Group Update and Discussion on the Future of Sakai

Josh Baron Josh.Baron at marist.edu
Thu Mar 6 11:39:17 PST 2014


As some are already aware from our discussions on the past few Teaching 
and Learning calls, I have been working to organize a "special" Teaching 
and Learning Group call for next week, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 2 - 
3 PM Eastern Time (New York).  The goal of this meeting is two fold. 
First, we are hoping to engage more people in the work that the Teaching 
and Learning group has been working on over the past 6 months as means to 
accelerate some of these activities.  Second, we are at a point with some 
of this work where we want to broaden the community input and "check in" 
to see if there is consensus that the activities we've been working on are 
of value to the larger community.

At present, I have heard back from about 15 "new" people from a range of 
institutions who plan to also be on the call and who I'm hoping will 
become interested enough to commit to remaining involved in the group 
following this call.

Below is dial-in information for this call.  Please feel free to invite 
others from your institution or forward this to others in the Sakai 
community (and beyond) who you think might be interested.

** IMPORTANT NOTE** > Please factor into your scheduling that the United 
States will be moving onto Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 9th and 
we will be adjusting our clocks ahead by 1 hour (

With regards to the call agenda, I would like to propose the following:

(1) Update and Overview of Current Teaching and Learning Group Activities
- Teaching Capability Review Process
- Vision for a "Next Generation" Sakai
- Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award Program

(2) Discussion and Q&A
- General questions and areas that need clarification
- Do those new to the group see value in these activities?  Is there 
interest in contributing to these efforts?
- If so, what is the best process for working collaboratively on areas of 
mutual interest?
- How might we engage with other groups within the Sakai community?

(3) Group Goals and Next Steps
- What goals would be useful to set between now and the June Open Apereo 
- Who would be interested in working on these?
- How might we work to pool resources needed to implement enhancements or 
engage in longer-term projects?

During the first part of the call we will be reviewing some of the 
projects the group has been engaged on.  If you are interested in 
exploring some of this prior to the call or want to follow along on the 
call as we do this review, you may find the following links helpful:

Current Pilot of T&L Capability Review Process: 

A DRAFT Vision for the Next Generation of Sakai: 

Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award: 

 If you have concerns dialing internationally please let me know.

Within United States: 1-888-447-7153
International: 1-719-387-1138
Participant Code: 917798 (then hit "#")

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