Date: April 3, 2008
Time: 12pm EDT
- IP Address: 220.127.116.11
- Telephone: 812-856-7060
- Conference Code: 348
- PIN: 72524
Expected Attendees (actual attendees bulleted)
- Mark Breuker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Mark Norton <email@example.com>
Aaron Zeckoski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
John Norman <email@example.com>
- Damian Sobieralski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hannah Reeves <email@example.com>
Daphne Ogle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Colin Clark <email@example.com>
- Sean Keesler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- John Hall <email@example.com>
- Karen Tsao <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Lydia Li <email@example.com>
- Michael Korcuska <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Megan May <email@example.com>
Janet de Vry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Becky Kinney <email@example.com>
Karen Kral <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Mathieu Plourde <email@example.com>
- Nancy O'Laughlin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Susan Hollar <email@example.com>
Joseph Hardin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Erica Ackerman <email@example.com>
- Noah Botimer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- John Leasia <email@example.com>
- Sean DeMonner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Beth Kirschner <email@example.com>
- Jim Eng <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Peter Knoop <email@example.com>
- Angela Rabuck <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Omer Piperdi <email@example.com>
Our intended purpose in convening this meeting includes the following:
- encourage sharing of information about current work on authoring in sakai
- encourage cross-project collaboration in support of authoring
- begin (or resume?) the conversation about how to improve support for authoring in sakai
- actually improve support for authoring in sakai.
Proposed agenda for today's meeting (not necessarily in this order):
- Review of current work on authoring in Sakai subprojects
- State of the art for authoring outside of Sakai (MSWord? Google docs?)
- Pedagogical issues
- Design of UI features to support web-based authoring
- Possibility of sharing new capabilities across projects
- Admin: Next meeting? JA-SIG? Paris?
Notes from meeting
- Michael encouraged folks to post requirements to wiki page
Review of work
- OSP (Noah Botimer)
There are a number of ways to author content in OSP, including structured Forms (Meta-Obj) and Portfolios (varying in degrees of structure/freedom). There is strong interest at the middle, as well as the ends of the spectrum for varied pedagogies in use – all need more "user delight". U-M concentrating on expressive WYSIWYG portfolios with extensive FCKeditor integration.
The subject research guides touch on authoring in 2 ways. There is a WSYWIG view of these guides and you can click on individual components to edit them (like Google Docs, Google Notebook). Developing a prototype of this. Second, they would like people to pull the results from using the subject research guides (e.g. a citation or some content) back into the document the user is creating.
- Rice--IBM grant
Pulling content from DSpace and Connexions, sequence the content and add descriptions, etc. Also looking at an image repository system.
- Rice--Internal materials
Working on a tool to publish 10 years worth of materials for professors to select to show to students. They will then make these materials available to the community.
Want to see a universal tool for content authoring across Sakai context
- Sean (Syracuse)
Ability to pull meta-objs into documents and mark up that document/object. The use case is important for accreditation (ability to search).
- Mark Norton – Sousa
Idea is to have a toolkit that allows you to combine content into a page, organize those pages into a presentation order and then bundle those pages into modules and move them around, etc.
Other tools like Melete, OSP, Sakaibrary have a particular structure in mind. Sousa is trying to be general tool without a particular pedagogical end point in mind. Sousa is highly integrated with the Content Hosting/Resources.
Nobody here from Melete, but is probably the style of content authoring that is most commonly found/used by faculty.
- HEC Montreal
ZoneCourse, a tool that does structured syllabus authoring.
FCK Editor plug-in for browsing entities (e.g. assignments and tests) and adding them to the FCK content.
SCORM is a way to get authored content into Sakai. There are a variety of Sakai tools for SCORM. (HKUST, UC Davis and CRIM-Montreal).
- The whole idea of being able to address activities is crucial, especially in assignments.
- John Norman points out (via Jim Eng) that not all authoring should be inside Sakai.
- Mark Norton
- Common UX elements would help
- Entity support (and other infrastructure items like tagging) are crucial to address.
- LOI – the big challenge is making content in volume and still have a manageable repository of learning objects.
- The FCK editor is not doing the trick. We need a different tool or improvements
- Document of current efforts, requirements & dependencies (or link to them at least)
- Delineation of UX, Pedagogy and Technical needs
- Another call in approximately 2 weeks.
- Session in Paris, pre or post conference: Yes!
- Maybe some informal conversation at JA-Sig, not that many people attending