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Summit Overview

The Content Authoring Summit is a chance for Sakai community members to get together in a working session focused on project planning, design and development brainstorming, and general participation in the next "big thing" for Sakai!

Summit Outcomes

To-Do List:

  • Get model descriptions for: (Peter to organize results)
    • Portfolio
    • SRG
    • OpenSyllabus
    • Simple Page
  • Experiment to try to render models and flex model
  • Draft a statement/summary of agreement on page assembly functionality (Michael)
  • Document/describe the "three levels" (Michael)
  • "Entitize" current high priority tools/items (Michael to provide list)
    • Aaron to document existing steps, Anthony to clean up
    • Agree on criteria that need to be met (select and create) & circulate on dev
    • Work on high priority entity types (who? Cambridge, ASU, Michigan, Indiana)
  • Start UX work on widgets and item picking (Nathan, Mathieu)
    • User testing with prototypes
  • Next call Friday, 17 Oct 2008 (Peter to schedule)

Proposed Agenda

The proposed agenda is posted on the page named (wait for it) Proposed Agenda. This is based on items that were suggested in several other pages:

September 2008 Authoring Summit suggested label (tag): SakaiAuthoring08

See also, Michael's document .
And also, Enhanced Web View of Resources

Travel & Lodging

Suggested hotels:

Both are walking distance to campus and there is a shopping center nearby so a car isn't necessary.

If arriving by plane:

The campus and hotels are about 15 miles from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). The airport lists sample prices for two taxi services at airport transportation. One-way price (DTW to Dearborn) for Checker Sedan is listed as $45. One-way price (DTW to Dearborn) for Metro Airport Taxi is listed as $31. Both Checker and Metro say up to four people can ride for the price of one.

If arriving by train:

The campus is about 2.4 miles from the Dearborn Amtrak station (map). The hotels are about 2 miles from the station. Three trains arrive from Chicago each day (2:46 p.m., 6:22 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.). Taxis will be waiting at the station. Email Jim if you're arriving by train and I may be able to pick you up at the station (be sure to tell me how many bicycles you'll be bringing).

Sharing rides from airport/train station:

If you are interested in connecting with other people at the airport or Amtrak station to share a ride (rental car, taxi, etc) to one of the hotels, please add your arrival times and other information to the RideShare page.


Sign-Up List

Please add your name or your institution's name to these meetings if you're interested in attending.

Name

Organization

Attending?

Comments/Expectations/Ideas

Technology/Design

Michael Korcuska

Sakai Foundation

(tick)

Not sure who we would send

 

Aaron Zeckoski

CARET, Cambridge

(tick)

 

Technology

Noah Botimer

University of Michigan

(tick)

Clickable prototypes

Technology

Jim Eng

University of Michigan

(tick)

 

Technology

Anthony Whyte

Sakai Foundation/University of Michigan

(tick)

 

Technology

Colin Clark

Fluid Project, University of toronto

(tick)

 

Both

Joshua Ryan

Arizona State University

(tick)

 

Technology and a touch of design

Nicolaas Matthijs

University of Cambridge

(tick)

Depends on progress before meeting, agenda and attendance

Technology and design

Ian Boston

University of Cambridge

(tick)

Depends on progress before meeting, agenda and attendance

Technology

John Norman

University of Cambridge

(tick)

Depends on progress before meeting, agenda and attendance

Design and planning (resources)

Antranig Basman

CARET, University of Cambridge

(tick)

 

Technology

Sacha Lepretre

CRIM

(tick)

I come

Both

Mathieu Plourde

University of Delaware

(tick)

 

Design

Mark J. Norton

Self

(tick)

 

Technology

Peter A. Knoop

Sakai Foundation
University of Michigan

(tick)

 

Design/Technology

Steve Smail

Sakaibrary, Indiana University

(tick)

 

Technology

John Leasia

University of Michigan

(tick)

 

Technology, UX

Beth Kirschner

University of Michigan

(tick)

 

Technology

Tiffany Marra

University of Michigan

(tick)

 

Design and Pedagogy

Matthew Jones

University of Michigan

(tick)

 

Both

Erica Ackerman

University of Michigan

(tick)

 

Design

Zhen Qian

University of Michigan

(tick)

 

Both

Savitha Prakash

University of Michigan

(tick)

 

Both

Clay Fenlason

Georgia Tech

(tick)

 

 

Claude Coulombe

Université de Montréal

(tick)

I will be here!

Technology/Design

Salwa Khan

Texas State University

(tick)

I plan to attend

Design

Yuanhua Qu

Texas State University

(tick)

I plan to attend

Technology

Sean Michael DeMonner

University of Michigan

(question)

Other commitments may preclude attendance

Design

Steven Githens

Indiana

(question)

The Future

Technology

Nicola Monat-Jacobs

New York University

(question)

We would try to send someone

Technology/Design

Barbra Mack

New York University

(tick)

I plan to attend

Technology/Design

Maggie Lynch

Oregon Health & Science University

(question)

Need to evaluate budget

Pedagogy & UI

Damian Sobieralski

Sakaibrary, Indiana University

(question)

Polycom or Skype enabled would be nice to have as an option if a traveling budget cannot be had

Technology

Nathan Pearson

Sakai Foundation

(question)

Would like a committed team to a project. Project details are secondary.

Design

Martin Ramsay

CEATH Copany (LAMP Project)

(question)

the Appalachian College Association LAMP project has seen this as an issue

Design

Pages tagged with "SakaiAuthoring08"

Summit Details

When: September 23-25
Where: University of Michigan - Dearborn Campus (maps and directions), in the Professional Education Center (building marked "PEC" at left side of Campus Map). You are invited to view and edit this custom Google map to help visitors get around the UMich Dearborn campus.

Remote Participation

We will attempt to enable remote participation using the Sakai Web Bridges. Sessions in the Proposed Agenda marked as "Full Session" and the Wednesday afternoon session on Requirements and Project Planning will be in Sakai002. The Wednesday afternoon session on Technical Issues and any ad hoc sessions on Tuesday or Wednesday will be in Sakai001.

  • Connection information for Sakai002:
    • IP Address: 156.56.240.9
    • Telephone: 812-856-7060
    • Conference Code: 350
    • PIN: 72524
  • Connection information for Sakai001:
    • IP Address: 156.56.240.9
    • Telephone: 812-856-7060
    • Conference Code: 348
    • PIN: 72524

It's likely that remote participation will be mostly one-way (essentially broadcast of the proceedings to anyone who chooses to connect), but if a remote participant wishes to speak, we will try to make that work also. If you are participating remotely and want to be heard, we encourage you to maintain an IM session with someone in the room who can help you get the floor or relay comments for you.

Proposed Discussions (Agenda Items)

Please add your thoughts within the following pages:

Have Some Fun!

Dearborn distractions:

5 Comments

  1. I see that the tentative dates are set. The 23rd is a Tuesday and the 26th a Friday. Will there be something planned for all 4 days or only for the 24th and on? Would it end on Friday at noon or go on for the whole day?

    I am trying to figure out my traveling/lodging plan.

    1. Sorry, Mathieu. The tentatives dates should be Tuesday through Thursday, Sept 23-25, but please don't make any travel plans until we make a firm announcement. We're having some trouble with the room reservations as it turns out, and the dates and/or place may change. We hope to have something firmed up in a day or two.

      1. Michael announced the dates yesterday. Now is a good time to make arrangements for travel and lodging. (smile)

  2. Employees of state universities may qualify for a very low "state government" rate at the Hyatt.

  3. What is the room # (s) for the Tuesday session? Thanks.