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Conference call 12-16-2009


Dial-in: 812-856-7060  conference code: 104#

Participants: Kate Ellis, Maggie Ricci, Sue Roig, John Moore, Rob Coyle, Janet DeVry, Josh Baron, Salwa Kahn

Review openedpractices site and confluence page

Comments / suggestions / check links

Revising Schedule

timeline - revised and finalized - see main page ( Planning)

More good background information 

Innovating Teaching and Learning with Sakai by Josh Baron, in Campus Technology 10/14/09, Excerpted from Sakai Courseware Management: The Official Guide

Sakai: Open Source..Open Minds by Larissa Biggers, in Learning Solutions Magazine 12/13/09

*Promotion of TWISA & how to get word out (announcement & reaching Teaching Centers)

Send flyer out that can be printed on campuses for hand outs.
     Sue will attach the flyer

Write a second announcement/call for entries directed to faculty
     For example, a message that could go on the front page of a local Sakai instance, or sent to a faculty list serve at a specific institution.
     John agreed to write this after break.

Write message for Sakai lists prefacing the second announcement asking for help promoting the award to teachers
     Kate will do this as soon as we have the wording for the announcement

Sakai Newsletter (Margaret Wagner
Sakai list-serves: teaching-and-learning, announcements, user
Teaching Centers
previous applicants and advisers

Link to previous announcements


Contacting Karen and Ken (See for bios) to see if they will continue and choose a third judge - suggestion below
     Janet will contact Karen Swan and Ken and will work with Sue to find international judge
     Sue says "We really need to get this firmed up"

Sue suggest: ANGELA T. RAGUSA is Lecturer in Sociology and Course Coordinator for the BA Honours Program at Charles Sturt University, Australia.  She obtained a Ph.D. & MS in Sociology and MS in Science & Technology Studies from Virginia Tech and a BA (Hons) in Psychology from St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY. Teaching sociology, psychology, politics and STS in American and Australian universities since 1997, she has received two (2007, 2010) research fellowships from the Institute for Land, Water & Society (ILWS), special study leave and is a member of the ILWS senior management committee. Angela is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Rural Society, an Editorial Board member for Information Resources & Management Journal, Open Sociology Journal and Open Communication Journal and supervises several PhD and honours students.  Attracting over $50,000 in grants, Angela has over 20 refereed publications on media/communication technologies, socio-demographic change, environmental & water issues and social inequality and is currently researching tree changers, domestic violence and mental health nursing in rural Australia

Sponsors (Josh)

Update: All three of previous sponsors will participate again
     leader level: IBM
     sponsor level: rSmart and Wiley

Some need for more sponsorship money: fund one student to come along with the first place winner to co-present
Foundation will be involved with getting sponsors

Include sponsors on press release (yes) [on call for entries ?]
Foundations can send new PR including all sponsors

"Formal press release" sent out went out on PR news wire, written by communications professional, expensive to do.
     Josh: need to get notices out that the application process is open...some reminders are important

Review the entry forms and rubric

Restricting number of characters/words in sections of submission
How to control number of 500 word count
    Kate will contact Nate

-attach screen shots]

Setting time for regular meetings

every two weeks beginning January 13th (see timeline)