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.


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:

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

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 Type

Faculty Member

Discipline or Subject Area

Preferred month to present

Jon Hays


public research

Bobby White

Faculty development course (Sakai OAE)


Kim Eke

UNC-Chapel Hill

public research



Anytime is fine

Patrick Lynch

University of Hull, UK

UK, H.E.


Currently negotiating with two staff - education or health

December or later

Amber D. Evans-Marcu

Virginia Tech / Other

public research

Susan Day



Kate Ellis

Indiana University Bloomington

public research



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