Since Janet, Eddie and Josh will not be present at this phone conference, we should probably focus on the following items:
1. Teaching with Sakai Innovative Award Rubics (Maggie)
- Maggie was sick most of the week.
We should try to build a short list to submit to the Sakai Board. Here is the list of potential judges that were identified so far:
Retired, past editor of a column in Syllabus Magazine and
Researcher into Instructional technology at Kent State.
Richard E. Mayer
Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara,
Faculty, School of Education http://search.vt.edu/peopledetail.jsp?person=1146127
Faculty, School of Education http://www.soe.vt.edu/idt/faculty.html
U of Delaware
Consultant, previously Professor, multi-published author on elearning
Professor, George Washington Univ, multi-published author on elearning
Professor, Montclair State Univ, multi-published author on learning, wrote "What the Best College Teachers Do"
Professor, Univ of Leicester, previously with Open University, multi-published author on elearning
John Seely Brown
Prior Chief Scientist at Xerox and Director of their research center at Palo Alto (where the GUI interface and the mouse was invented)
Paul A. Elsner served as Chancellor of the Maricopa Community College District in Arizona from 1977 until 1999 and has been an international leader in the use of technology in higher education.
WE ALSO NEED SOMEONE FROM EUROPE, IDEALLY FROM FRANCE.
- Do we want judges to stick every year?
- We should roll them.
- Someone from the conference (sponsoring institution).
- Ping the conference chair.
- No expectation that they will attend the conference.
- Follow up on people who submitted
- IBM has commited for next years.
3. Debriefing from ELI (Matt)
I met with Stacy Morrone and John Gosney from IUPUI.
- Repository: They are building OnCourse Minutes (YouTube style overviews of practices/tools)
- If we use tags, confluence could become a place to define and negociate them, in order to develop a common vocabulary.
- John suggested to have an outside tool that would prompt the professor in order to help them build a syllabus. The professor would then copy and paste the HTML page in Resources. Could become a unique external and internal resource (instead of having multiple instances of the same syllabus in different systems).
- The Calendar tool could be the first screen. Would need to show the month instead of the week as a default.
- #* We all agreed that we would need a WYSIWYG HTML editing tool that could easily link to other tools in Sakai (Resources, Assignments, Learning modules in Melete, Announcements, etc.)
- My blog entry about Twitter and job aids.
- Tiny bits must be indexed to be searchable.
4. Other topics
- Finding a time to meet Michael: everybody agrees
- Paris: Robin can work on the Paris agenda
- Nate: status - interested in joining with OSP community.
- Systematic revamp of OSP libraby has made it broader. Already in place to capture practices
- AACU has already joined forces
- Carnegie Foundation - already had a repository. Carnegie Commons. Showcase-like.
- Merlot - referatory: reference to examples. Add a "Add to Merlot" button to our database.
- Everybody should have a new look at it.
- Must rebrand the repository to make it more general, beyond Sakai.
- Contact with Alison Bloodworth from Fluid. Cross project repositories at JA-SIG.
- Try to migrate what is in Confluence in the OSP repository.
- Building a task force to rebrand (OSP/AACU/TLgroup)
- Resource at Marist could be the project manager.
- Use the repository as a posting process.