Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Image via WikipediaI know this is not a movie review blog, but this is not really a movie review. I am on “vacation” in Chicago this week and one of the things I like to do on vacation is catch … Continue reading

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Wikis – More than Text and Context

Image via WikipediaPresenter(s):Amber Evans (Virgina Tech)M. Aaron Bond (Virginia Tech)Karen Swenson (Virginia Tech)Description: Dr. Karen Swenson, a 2010 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award finalist, uses the Sakai wiki with her students to “think about important issues presented through works of … Continue reading

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Supporting Our Vets: Creating a community hub with Sakai

College of the Redwood’s Barry Tucker, the Student Development Advisor for Distance Education and Veterans students, has created a unique project site for supporting veterans at College of the Redwoods. This project site is not only used to send out … Continue reading

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The Needs and Frustrations of Teaching Staff Using Vula at UCT

Image via WikipediaIn this presentation I am going to explore the common themes as they appear in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 staff surveys. I will be analyzing the comments on the annual staff survey using Nivo to establish the … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Strategies for Success Behind the UofF’s Sakai Implementation

Image via WikipediaI am interested in this session because I want to get an idea about how much work it takes to support Sakai on a large scale. The change management process and support are critical issues for us. I … Continue reading

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Faculty Development: It is more than technology training!

Image via WikipediaI am interested in this because we have a lot of issues around professional development at College of the Redwoods. At Hopkins, Denille works in a graduate engineering program. The teachers are adjunct. She has 9 on staff. … Continue reading

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Sakai Open Academic Environment

David Goodrum, Sakai OAE Steering Group Member, Indiana University Alan Marks, Director, Sakai Foundation presented on the Sakai OAE. The presentation on Sakai OAE (formerly known as Sakai 3). There are nine main partners – Cambridge, Charles Stuart, AAr, Georgia … Continue reading

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DE 101: Preparing students for online learning

Geoff Cain (College of the Redwoods)Barry Tucker (College of the Redwoods)Description: College of the Redwoods offers its students “DE 101” a free, two-week, fully online seminar on how to take an online class and be a successful online student. In … Continue reading

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Open Syllabus and Sakai

There is a syllabus tool in Sakai, but it is generally just a static document. There is no semantic or tool integration. There is a need for a tool to organise all the resources in one place. This sounds like … Continue reading

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Sakai 2011 Conference Keynote

These are basically my personal notes of the presentations. These notes are not transcriptions but notes that I found interesting or useful. Katzuo Yana spoke a little about about what is happening in the Sakai community in Japan. They call … Continue reading

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