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The Idea

At the 2011 Sakai Conference, there was substantial interest in establishing a monthly, live, synchronous, online course (or project site) demonstration by faculty at different Sakai institutions. The intent is to provide examples to interested community members and to highlight the wonderful wealth of resources in our Sakai community! This can be an exciting professional development opportunity for all of us -- and your participation is essential to our collective success.

  • Goal: Host one presentation per month beginning in September 2011 - May 2012 -- and represent a variety of institution types, disciplines, and countries.

Requirements

  • Identify a faculty member at your institution who would be willing to demonstrate some aspect of his/her course that works well, has learning impact
  • Is willing to be recorded during the session
  • Can do 15-20 minutes of show & tell online (perhaps screen shots to reduce some of the technical glitches that will inevitably ensue) followed by facilitated Q&A
  • Recorded & made available online for later viewing

Sample Session Announcement: UC-Berkeley

Teaching with Sakai Webinar Series

The Teaching with Sakai webinar series highlights effective teaching practices using Sakai from across the community.  Each webinar in the series will begin with a 20 minute presentation followed by a facilitated discussion.

First Installment:

September 27, 2011 at 3pm EST (12pm PST)

Learning through reflective writing and immersion with social media

Bobby White (UC-Berkeley) is teaching a 10 week professional development seminar for faculty focused on the history and origins of new media.  The primary learning goals for her class are to:

  • develop a greater understanding of the cross-disciplinary foundations of new media                
  • be able to utilize social media in supporting students to facilitate their own learning

This webinar will focus on how Bobby is using blogs and the Sakai Open Academic Environment (OAE) to meet these goals through reflections on readings, sharing ideas, and online discussion.

Details and registration information coming soon!

The Details to Address

  • What synchronous web conferencing tool will we use? Should the host institution select?
  • How many people can attend synchronously?
  • Where will the recordings be stored and in what format? Tags? Etc.?
  • What about time zones?

List of Showcase Sponsor Institutions

Since this is just an idea, let's start a list of those who are interested in finding a willing faculty member to present. One need not have a consenting faculty member yet -- but signing up below means you will start the search process at your institution.

Your Name

Institution

Institution Type

Faculty Member

Discipline or Subject Area

Preferred month to present

Jon Hays

Berkeley

public research

Bobby White

Faculty development course (Sakai OAE)

September

Kim Eke

UNC-Chapel Hill

public research

Howard Reisner

Medical School, Pathology

December 9 (tentative)

Patrick Lynch

University of Hull, UK

UK, H.E.

Anji Gardiner

Head of Department of Health Professional Studies

The use of Melete to support skills acquisition

29 March 2012 1300-1400 UK Time + recording

Amber D. Evans-Marcu

Methodist College of Nursing

Single-purpose institution offering baccalaureate degrees in nursing 

Self

Healthcare Informatics
Prezi: http://prezi.com/aj2lidfug1bo/best-of-both-worlds-blended-learningsakai-webinar-10-25-2011

October 25, 2011

Kate Ellis

Indiana University Bloomington

public research

TBD

 

November or December or later

Rebecca Darling

Wellesley College

small liberal arts college

 

 

Prefer spring - this is our first semester fully in Sakai

Mathieu Plourde

University of Delaware

public research

 

 

TBD

Danielle Thacker

Virginia Tech

public research

Susan Day

Horticulture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Comment

  1. Could we partner with another organization to promote this series more broadly and/or provide the technology hosting? Perhaps an organization like Educause? rSmart? Longsight? Others?