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Welcome to the Teaching and Learning (T&L) Group!

The T&L Group Mission

To drive innovation on teaching and learning within the Sakai community. To share best practices, understandings and experiences among faculty members themselves and between faculty and other Sakai community members. To communicate the goals and issues of the teaching and learning community to contributors in Sakai including developers, UX (user experience), system administrators, documentation, support, and QA (quality assurance).

Hello and welcome! This confluence site is the gathering place for folks interested in teaching, learning and assessment within the Sakai community. We are actively looking for more folks to contribute so please wonder around and jump in wherever you wish.  You may also want to join the "Teaching and Learning" (i.e. "pedagogy") discussion group. If you have questions e-mail Joshua Baron


At the Sakai Conference 2010 in Denver, we will hold a preconference workshop during the afternoon of Monday, June 14th. We hope to give Sakai instructors and instructional designers an opprtunity to share specific and concrete techniques, in any context, tool, or workflow, for teaching and learning on the Sakai platform. If you have something to offer, please visit our Teaching and Learning Show & Tell planning page and sign up.


The Teaching and Learning Group has been engaged in an "instructional visioning" exercise focused on Sakai 3 for the past several months.  Much of our recent work has involved the generation of a Learning Capabilities document.  We have reach a point in this process where we feel we need have a sustained and focused effort in order to organize and refine this document and "take it to the next level". 

We have  finalized the plans for our next round of Virtual Working Sessions which will be focused on completing the Learning Design Lenses and Facets work.  We've scheduled two 5-hour sessions for Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7 that will run from 12 Noon to 5 PM EDT.  If we complete the work on Thursday we may cancel Friday or use it to begin new work.  We will be using a combination for Google Docs and a phone conference, details will be posted as we approach the event.

If you would like to participate and did not fill out the prior Doodle availability survey please e-mail John Baron ( so that we can get an accurate head count.

2010 Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award – Deadline March 15

The Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award publicly honors successful pedagogical innovation and best practices in teaching and learning in a Sakai environment. Winners will receive a trip to the 2010 Sakai Conference, June 14-17, 2010, in Denver, Colorado, USA to give a featured presentation about their teaching with Sakai. All entries will become part of the OpenEdPractices repository of best teaching practices. The award is sponsored by IBM, with additional support from rSmart and John Wiley & Sons. For more information about the award and the submission deadline, go to the Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award web site.

The committee group work space is here:  Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award

Teaching and Learning Group Initiatives

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T&L Conference Calls and Meetings

Call-In Information

Calls are currently taking place every Wednesday at 12:00 Noon ET (New York, USA).  To participate:

  • Dial 1-888-447-7153 (International callers: 1-719-387-1138)
  • Enter in passcode: 917798 (the hit #)
  • Listen to music until "moderator" starts the call
  • Need help? Call tech support at 1-877-807-0970

Agendas, Minutes and Notes from Past Calls and Meetings

Conference Calls' Archive

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