UPDATE (2015-2016) Add your ideas on organizing a course using the Lessons tool on this page: Lessons - Ideas on Organizing a Course.
UPDATE (Dec, 2014) - A new page T&L Showcase is now available within this space. This page will serve as a repository of demonstrations or ideas discussed in the Teaching and Learning Weekly Conference Call.
UPDATE (May, 2014) - Following the completion of a "proof-of-concept" Teaching and Learning Capability Review of the Lessons/Lesson Builder tool, the group has decided to focus initially on a major User Interface (UI) redesign of the Lessons tool before identifying new capabilities to introduce which could also create more UI complexity. We are now seeking contributions for a Lessons Enhancement Project which we hope to begin in June with the goal of having a major redesign of the Lessons UI for inclusion in Sakai 11.
UPDATE (Feb. 19, 2014) - Following productive discussions at the Apereo Camp "unconference" in January, the group has begun, in addition to continuing the work noted below, on a vision for a "next generation" LMS. This is very early thinking which the group is surfacing as means to get broad community input and reaction to as initial ideas are forming. There is also recognition that realization of this vision will require significant new resources and time to develop.
UPDATE (October 7, 2013) - The Teaching and Learning Group has finalized a draft approach and format for producing a Teaching and Learning Capability Review Report for Sakai and has began to work on an initial draft focused on the Lesson Builder/Lessons tool. We are looking for more folks from the community to engage at this point, if you are interested please join our weekly call (details below) or email Josh Baron. Some useful resources related to this work are at:
UPDATE (August 7, 2013) - After a series of conference calls following the Open Apereo conference (see confluence page below for meeting notes), the Sakai Teaching and Learning Group has begun to develop plans to engage in a process to review the Lesson Builder/Lessons tool being developed by Rutgers University (and others) as means to identify new capabilities and new user interface designs that would enhance its use from a teaching and learning perspective. Our hope is that this process, once matured, could become a model for work with other Sakai tools and capabilities as well as means to engage in longer-term strategic planning for the product. An early draft process document is being worked on and everyone in the community is encouraged to contribute to this effort. We would like to begin this work in late August or early September.
UPDATE (June 20, 2013) - The Sakai Teaching and Learning (T&L) Group held a "gathering" at the recent Open Apereo conference in San Diego to discuss the future priorities for the group and new roles it could play. The T&L Group is holding a series of follow up planning phone conferences to continue these discussions with the goal of identifying areas of interest and focus for the coming year and groups who are interested in engaging in these areas. All are welcome to participate in these calls. Call schedules and notes from prior calls can be found on our Conference Call Wiki page. Information on the groups prior work can be found below in our Archive section.