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Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award 2009 Planning


Sponsorship Opportunities

(posted 10-29-2008)

We are in the midst of our sponsor search for the support level. If your company or a company with which you have a contact might be interested, indicate it by updating this page and getting in touch with Josh Baron or Susan Roig

Sponsorship plan and potential sponsors' table are a scroll away on this page.

2009 Committee

NOTE:  The TWSIA Committee "meets" weekly on Wednesdays at 11:30 AM EDT during the regular T&L Group conference call.  Dial-in information is located on the main T&L Group confluence site






Susan Roig

Claremont Graduate University

Director Academic Technology

Chair of the TWSIA '09
preliminary judging

Mathieu Plourde

University of Delaware

Instructional Designer

Wiki Expert
Sponsorship plan

Josh Baron

Marist College

Director, Academic Technology and eLearning

Sakai Board Liaison
Sponsorship plan
preliminary judging

Janet de Vry

University of Delaware

Manager, IT-User Services

Last year's Chair
preliminary judging

Maggie Lynch

Oregon Health & Science Univ

Director Statewide Teaching & Learning Svcs

Whatever is needed
preliminary judging

Kate Ellis

Indiana University Bloomington

Instructional Technologies Consultant

Preliminary judging process

Hannah Reeves


Senior Educational Consultant/Prod Mgr

Whatever is needed

Mary McMahon

Pomona College

Director of Instructional Services

whatever is needed
preliminary judging

Fawei Geng

University of Oxford

Learning Technology Support Officer

Pedagogy and user support

Salwa Khan

Texas State University

Coordinator, Instructional Technologies Projects

preliminary judging

Johann Moller

University of South Africa (UNISA)

Change Manager and Deployment Specialist

I would love to help and participate wherever I can be of use for the TWSIA 09 but I have one problem and that is I can not make the conference calls. I would therefore have to participate using e-mail and whatever we can do on the confluence site.

Leonie Steyn

University of South Africa (UNISA)


I would love to help and participate wherever I can be of use for the TWSIA 09 I can not make the conference calls. I would therefore have to participate using e-mail and whatever we can do on the confluence site. preliminary judging

Charles Shelton

Unicon, Inc

Client Implementation Manager /Project Manager /Trainer

Whatever is needed
Sponsorship plan

Lorie Shuck

preliminary judging

Salim Nakhjavani



preliminary judging

Aileen Huang-Saad



preliminary judging

Add your name here





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TWSIA09 Timeline


tentative date(s)

confirmed date(s)

Official announcement


Nov. 11, 2008

Online application becomes available

Nov. 17, 2008


Application process closes

Feb. 27, 2009

March 2nd, 11:59 GMT

Orientation for committee for voting process

late Feb

March 5, 12-1 EST

Committee review of applications begins


March 3

Committee review, deadline

March 23rd

March 20th, 11:59 GMT

Committee conference call to select finalists

March 25th

March 25th conf call

Finalists selected, interviews arranged

March 25th - 31th

Technology orientation for finalists and judges


Web conferences with finalists

early April-first three weeks


Winner Announced

May 1st


Sakai Conference


July 8-10










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Sponsorship Plan

TWSIA 2009 Final Sponsorship Plan - Updated 10-22-2008

List of Sponsors to be Approached

Enter your ideas/actions here. Make sure you send an email to Josh and Sue with any progress.


Who's Contacting Them?

Company Contact Person

Why this sponsor would be a good fit?






Last year's sponsor.

Leader-level sponsor.



Charlie Shelton10-24

David Wu

Currently integrating w/ Sakai

Is out of the office until Nov 11. Contacting his backup Allen Chen (
Allen gave me a "will check with management, but probably not" response.



Charlie Shelton10-24

Rajeev Arora

Is integrated w/ Sakai

No response as of Nov 19, 2008



Charlie Shelton 10-24

Cary Brown

Is integrated w/ Sakai (SACORA)

Declined via Charlie


Giunti Labs









Could give a tablet PC to the winner. IBM partner.





Mike Zackrison

Sakai CA, active in the community

Need to address rSmart question with Michael Korcuska, waiting for reply



CharlieShelton 10-24

Jim Layne

Unicon is a commercial affiliate

Mr. Layne declined via Charlie




Sue works for Sungard (wink)




Content of our Plan (tentative)

  1. Front Page
  2. Table of Content
  3. What is Sakai?
  4. What is the TWSIA?
  5. Profile of our Last Year's Award and Winners
  6. Letter of Support from the Sakai Board or Executive Director
  7. A Word From the 2009 Committee
  8. Profile of the Sakai Community and Target Audience of the Award
  9. Tentative Budget and Required Sponsorship Contribution
  10. Levels of Sponsorship and Expected Exposure
  11. Committee Members and Contact Information

NOTES from Debrief:

  • Updates/changes to application process on
    •  Do we need to change the application itself
      • Allow for easier screenshots
      • Address issues of setting word count
    • Should we re-think OpenEdPractices in terms of how things are entered and displayed? UI changes?
      • Could we use this for capturing "functional visioning" or other use cases
      • How could we make the information more useful to developers and designers
      • Look at workflow and how it might be improved in terms of improving interactions between developers/designers
      • Could be used locally for institutions to record best practices
      • End-user-support might be interested in using it as well, they are interested in engaging more on T&L issues/needs
      • John will talk with Nate about improvements
    • Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award feedback
      • How do we encourage folks who are not extreme innovators to submit award application
        • Should we create an "exemplary" category that provided a lower bar
          • We could use the current rubric but not ask for significant innovation
          • Sloan has an award that is aimed at "effective practice"
      • We could consider bringing student from the 1st and 2nd place winners classes to the conference
        • This would be great for ePortfolio projects
      • We only had two active judges this year but had wanted three
        • Maggie Lynch may be interested in being third judge
        • Keep Karen and Ken if they are interested
        • We would not have an international representative, but we could try and get folks involved in the first round of judging
      • Moving some of the work to the Foundation
        • Getting the word out internationally has been a challenge, Foundation could likely get the word out better
        • Sue would be open to chair but could also co-chair
    • Pre-conference workshop
      • We might want to shift the focus from a lot of short presentations to a few in depth hands-on activities
      • Workshop on how to create a course and leverage tools for innovation
      • Approaches would be grounded in teaching and learning theory
        • Problem-based courses, active learning, student-centered, etc.
      • We need to consider the audience, are the faculty or instructional technologist/designers

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Come Join the 2009 Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award Committee!

If you were at the Paris Conference you hopefully got a chance to see the 2008 Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award Winners present how they are using Sakai to transform the teaching and learning process at their institutions. If you missed these wonderful presentations you can view them online at (see the Wednesday morning sessions in Durand).

The Teaching and Learning Group hopes to build on this year's success and is in the process of forming the 2009 Award Committee. If you are interested in working on the committee you can sign up on this page (see the next point below). Add your name to the list and take note of our meeting time on Wednesdays.

If you would like to view last year's entries they are available on the web site The evaluation rubric, which will be updated for next year's award program, is also available from this web site

We hope to have representation from many different groups within the community so please don't hesitate to sign up even if you don't have a teaching and learning background!

Sue Roig
TWSIA 2009 Committee Chair
Director Academic Technology, Claremont Graduate University * SunGard * Higher Education * 150 E. Tenth Street, Claremont, CA 91711 * Tel 909-607-8412 * Fax 909-607-7285 * *

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Related Pages (use label "twsia09" to be listed here)

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Archive from 2008

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