Present: Noah Botimer, Chris Coppola, Janet De Vry, Steve Foehr, Robert Gerin-Lajoie, Susan Kahn, Beth Kirschner, Nathan Pearson, Hannah Reeves, Janice Smith, Sander Steeman, Lynn Ward

These notes are organized according to three topics discussed at this session:

Improving the User Experience

  1. We need to make exposed wizards work.
  2. Goal management is currently unsupported but is the best example of how to do OSP to date.
  3. Indiana University is implementing goals with assignments and matrix cells.
  4. In order to really do what we have in mind, we need core services across the OSP tool set, not just within OSP tools. This will be a huge effort with lots of design, thought, and time. We won't get the opportunity to do anything if we focus on the larger issues right now because we won't get adoptions.
  1. Collect
  2. Reflect
  3. Tag
  4. Associate
  5. Evaluate
  6. Share
  7. Report

Enhancing the Portfolios Tool

  1. I am a user
  2. I have a virtual persona
  3. Others can find me in a directory
  4. We can collaborate
  1. Expressing
  2. Tagging
  3. Blogging
  4. Communicating
  5. Sharing a specific view of self
  1. Reflection
  2. Formal evaluation
  3. Evidence in support of competencies
  4. Right now in OSP, there is a good UI for this. It offers the strongest appeal of OSP. We need to push it a stop forward.
  1. Allow portfolio templates to include freeform elements/
  2. When users select artifacts for portfolios, they need the ability to create an artifact at the time they select it.
  3. Users need a better way of representing the drop-down lists of selections for a portfolio.
  4. See Lynn Ward's write-up of portfolios for self-representation.
  5. Allow end-users to transform matrices and wizards into portfolios without specific institutionally-created portfolio templates.
  6. Allow end-users to meta-tag portfolio items with goals.

Action items