A Showcase of Open Source Portfolio Implementations

Time and Location: 8:30 AM – 12 noon, Monday, June 13, Santa Barbara B Room

Session: Pre-Conference Session

Track: Teaching, Learning, Research and Portfolios

Open Source Portfolio (OSP) community members will demonstrate institutional implementations of the portfolio tools in Sakai 2.7, including enhanced assessment capabilities, simplified portfolio templates, and the latest reporting techniques. Panel members will share actual user scenarios illustrating innovative ways to customize the portfolio tools in Sakai, as well as provide technical instructions and access to each innovation. Portfolio users at all levels of expertise will benefit from this session. Outcomes include expanded knowledge of possible ways to implement portfolios in Sakai, skills and resources for applying the innovations described, and enhanced networking among institutions using OSP. Institutions, organizations, and vendors.

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Implementing Forms and Form Renderers in the Open Source Portfolio

Time and Location: 1-4:30 PM, Monday, June 13, Palos Verdes Room

Session: Pre-Conference Session

Track: Teaching, Learning, Research and Portfolios

Open Source Portfolio (OSP) community members will provide technical training for implementing forms for use with the portfolio tools in Sakai 2.7. Specific attention will be given to innovative uses of form renders. Outcomes for the training include knowledge of effective uses of forms are used in Sakai/OSP, basic competence in creating forms for different purposes, and understanding how form renderers can enhance the use of forms. Participants should have an intermediate level knowledge of portfolios, a basic understanding of XSD and XSL, a computer with an XML IDE installed, and a Sakai instance to work on.

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The Open Source Portfolio Tools in Sakai

Time and Location: 5-6:30 PM, Wednesday, June 15, San Jose Room

Session: Tech Demo and Project Showcase Reception

Track: Teaching, Learning, Research and Portfolios

Members of the OSP Community will demonstrate the Open Source Portfolio tools in Sakai and be available to answer functional and technical questions about using portfolios in Sakai. OSP Community members from a variety of institutions and open source portfolio vendors will participate in this technical demonstration. This demo is suitable for all levels of interest and expertise in portfolios. Individual members of the community will work one-on-one with anyone who stops by the tech demo to answer questions or suggest solutions related to the use of portfolios.

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Portfolio Visioning for Sakai OAE

Time and Location: Thursday, June 16, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, San Gabriel B/C

Session: Birds of a Feather

Track: Leadership and Future Directions

Members of the Open Source Portfolio (OSP) community will share information and discuss strategies currently being used to plan for portfolio functionality in the Sakai Open Academic Environment (OAE). The session will begin with brief presentations on the portfolio visioning process to date, including information about portfolio personas, portfolio reporting, and portfolio MiniSpecs. Information will also be made available on the progress of two institutions (New York University and Montreal Mati) currently designing portfolio functionality and/or writing code for portfolios that will be compatible with Sakai OAE. The session will conclude with a discussion of next steps and important areas of focus for the next round of portfolio visioning for Sakai OAE. This session will be most valuable for intermediate or advanced users of portfolios. Expected outcomes for the session include a better understanding of how portfolios may function in Sakai OAE and the opportunity to participate in a continuing planning process.

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Current and Future Portfolio Innovations in Sakai

Time and Location: 11:00 AM – 12 Noon, Thursday, 16, Santa Anita A/B Room

Session: Conference Track Session

Track: Expanded Solutions

A panel of OSP Community members will demonstrate new institutional innovations for the portfolio tools in current and future versions of Sakai. Special attention will be given to new functionality available for matrices, portfolio templates, and reports, as well as to new ways of implementing the current software. The session will also include demonstrations from institutions currently designing new portfolio functionality for use in the Sakai Open Academic Environment. This session is designed for those with intermediate or advanced expertise in portfolios, but may be of interest to beginners as well. Expected outcomes for participants include new understanding of different ways to use the portfolios tools in Sakai and advance information about portfolio functionality that will be available in Sakai OAE.

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Creating an Open Source Community that Works!

Time and Location: Wednesday, June 15, 9:45-11 AM, San Francisco Room

Session: Conference Track Session

Track: Leadership and Future Directions

A panel of Sakai and Open Source Portfolio community members will share information about how the many communities within and across Sakai welcome new members, share information with others, design and code Sakai innovations, coordinate efforts in QA and bug fixing, work communally on special projects, market our software, offer training opportunities, work together at conferences, collaborate with other communities, and plan for future functionality. The panel will conclude with a discussion of what makes open source communities work. We invite others to join us in considering effective strategies for creating and sustaining community. This session is for anyone wanting to know more about open source community building. Outcomes include better understanding of strategies for building community, deeper consideration of what makes community work, and problem-solving skills for open source communities facing specific challenges.

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