Participants: Josh Baron, Jon Hays, Salwa Khan, Aileen Huang, Maggie Lynch, Robin Hill, Tina?, Jim Farmer, Eddie Watson, John Moore, Mathieu Plourde, Salim, Mary, Sue Roig, I missed a couple...
1. Welcome to all new participants
- What is the Teaching and Learning Group?
- Past projects.
- A Quick Guide to the Sakai Community
2. 2008-2009 Objectives
(See last week's discussion)
2.2 Community Work
2.3 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award 2009
- Rethinking the sponsorship model.
- Need for a sponsorship plan.
- Pool of funds for Gold-Silver-Bronze awards.
- Need for VIP judges? Was it worth the effort?
- Sue will be chair. (she hasn't changed her mind... yet )
- Concerns about the number of submissions (25 was though already). Might need to divide the workload.
- VIP judges: independent vision.
Sue: Next steps
- Build a committee
- Find judges: an insider and an outsider
Concern about technological focus vs. pedagogical focus.
Apply to a specific category? Area of studies, in-class vs. distance, undergrad vs. grad.
Have subject matter experts be judges.
Develop an expectation sheet (time, technology) for judges.
Name-recognition vs. expertise.
Last year's process: Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award 2008
- Process was long. Could be a two-step process (initial vs. complete).
- Word limit is frustrating.
- Using the rubric is helpful.
- Save draft. Get UI more useful.
- Word count helped to focus.
- Who is interested? Start with a table for sign-up.
- Must create a page... Mathieu will assist on the page creation.
- Categories: Sponsorship, Judging, final judges, entries, maintaining the site, etc.
Need for a spin-off call for the TWSIA? Not really.
Have more stuff done asynchronously. Report during the T&L call.
Wiki gardening. Mathieu and Josh.
VoIP options to be discussed.
3. Virginia Tech Regional Meeting (Eddie Watson)
- November Sakai Conference at Virginia Tech (focus of conference is teaching and learning as well as adoption/migration strategies).
- Input requested regarding topics and organization.
- Sign-up and Details
John Moore from VA Tech: Fall regional meeting Nov 11-12 2008 (opening reception on the 10th).
Teaching and learning focus + Migration from legacy.
General session, breakout sessions.
We should work, not just listen.
150 attendees expected.
- Working track + presenter track for newbies?
- Presentation day + and working group day?
- Case study hackathon, OpenEdPractices Hackathon, pedagogically sound scenarios, arguments to sell Sakai to faculty, administrators. Start from rSmart stuff.
- Breakout sessions per tool.
- Find facilitators that would present on the first day.
- Names of folks who would be interested in paper review or organization of conference.
- Use educonference site?
- Lock-in of the program in the 3rd week of September?
- General call vs formal process for proposal.
- Must have a cut-off number of attendees.
- Have Aileen and Salim presentations. Aileen agree. Salim could use Adobe Connect.
- Timing is bad in North America. Might be better off to have a less formal process.
- Follow-up in two weeks on this call.
- Have people who sign-up put more info on their interests/strenghts/expectations.
- Mathieu will help set up the page.