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Participants: Lynn Ward, David Goodrum, Robin Hill, Kim Thanos, Salwa Khan, Mathieu Plourde, Josh Baron, Keli Amann, Eli, Rita Pavolka, Ken Romero, Daphne, Jon Hays, Lisa.


  • Josh: I've had some thoughts on a potential new direction to take with some of this work and would like to get people's reaction to it on the call.
  • Instructional Visioning Efforts


  • Josh is concerned about the amount of time we can put into this.
  • We could use the Horizon Report as a model for the future of Sakai.
  • Open education is a major theme. Do we want Sakai to support this?
  • Robin: Institutions jump in technologies without a real need.
  • Lynn: Long term is nice, but we need to also look at current issues, to make sure we address standards.
  • Janet: we could look at the Horizon Report and see how Sakai could plan for this.
  • Eli: Looking forward could give Sakai the edge on other systems.
  • Josh: This group should work closely with the Library, OSP, Assessment groups to develop standard processes.
  • Ken: Instructors and users can provide us the trends.
  • Daphne: I am concerned we are stretched too thin to really gather useful data for all tools in Sakai.
  • Josh: We could use a form to suggest research topics. Then this group could prioritize.
  • Kim: This group should focus on bringing parts together.
  • Two needs:
    • 1) Tools in Sakai 3 should answer users' needs.
    • 2) Long term strategic instructional visioning.
  • Eli: Sakai 3 is being developed as we speak, participating institutions are setting the priorities.
    • This group has to gather info from a larger pool of Sakai schools.
  • CARET already has a set of personas for social networking.
  • Keli: Social networking is targeted to informal learning.
  • Lynn: In Angel and LAMS, tools are a part of a larger framework. We need to define a metaphor for Sakai 3.
  • Lisa: We need a philosophy for Sakai.
  • Which kind of granularity do we want to promote for Sakai? Historically, institutions would contribute tools.
  • We need to ask faculty: If I had an online space, what would I do with it.
  • Lynn: Angel's metaphor is files and folders. Everything is sequenced.
  • Sakai 3 focuses a lot on page creation and linking. Is it the right metaphor?
  • Angel's metaphor is a file system. Everything is in folders, sequenced.
  • Daphne: We need the needs analysis first, then define the metaphor.
  • Josh: For next week, we need to try to define this Sakai 3 framework and metaphor.
  • CARET folks need to be involved.
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