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Sessions at Open Apereo 2013 Conference (Jasig & Sakai) about Online/Self-Paced Learning on Monday 3rd June Main Sessions, Opening Reception

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  • Dynamic Online Help for Sakai CLE

    by Roland Groen, Alan Berg and Neal Caidin

    The current online help for Sakai is tied to one higher ed institution's internal knowledge base, the content integration into Sakai CLE is challenging and lacks features such as embedding pictures and video.
    Come learn about an exciting possible replacement for the Online Help tool with The Knowledge Base Tool, already in production at the University of Amsterdam. The tool has a set of contemporary features such as online authoring, media support, linking, smart filtering, comments, favorites, voting, and many more. We want to make the KN tool a tool that is capable of leveraging the knowledge of the crowd, the CLE user community, for getting the best and most up to date information possible.
    Let's envision together what the potential for this could be, and explore how we can get institutional commitment of money or time, to make this a reality.

    At 10:00am to 10:45am, Monday 3rd June

    In Gaslamp, The Westin San Diego

  • Technology Enhanced Learning Program: A Collaborative Initiative at UVa between Faculty & Designers

    by Gail Hunger, Yitna Firdyiwek and Trisha Gordon

    The Technology Enhanced Learning Program at UVa offers a collaborative venue for faculty to work with instructional designers, support staff and each other to incorporate technology enhanced learning into their courses. This program offers a curriculum for faculty to leverage local resources in the process of learning about technology enhanced teaching.

    The presentation will outline how this program was designed and implemented, emphasizing the partnership between UVa?s Sakai support team and designers in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies to work collaboratively with instructors.

    Best practice strategies and learning assessments will be discussed, and Sakai?s rich tool set will be explored.

    The following strategies were used to integrate meaningful instruction:

    • Course Organization
    • Guest Speakers from a National and International Perspective
    • Online Team Meetings
    • Interactive Assessment
    • Social Media Course Integration

    At 10:00am to 10:45am, Monday 3rd June

    In Diamond II, The Westin San Diego

  • Dutch MOOC experience with Sakai 2.9

    by Frank Benneker and Jaeques Koeman

    In February 2012, the University of Amsterdam in Collaboration with Edia launched the first Dutch MOOC - Introduction to Communication Science. The MOOC platform used to offer the course is a customized Sakai 2.9.0 instance. The MOOC had over 5000 students in a single Sakai site and continued for eight weeks.

    In this session, we will first share our experience with the use of Sakai as a MOOC-platform, from the technical perspective (e.g. scalability, modifications), the functional perspective (tooling used) and the pedagogical perspective (course overview).

    The second objective of the session is to introduce the Sakai MOOC working group, that was created after EuroSakai 2013 in Paris, France. The working group aims to bring together those who have experience with Sakai in MOOC undertaking, as well as those who are planning to use Sakai for MOOCs. The session will outline the objectives of the working group and give an overview of the current activities.

    At 1:00pm to 1:45pm, Monday 3rd June

    In Crystal II, The Westin San Diego

  • Success Times 2

    by Patty Wolfe

    An Overview of the current SSP open source implementations. We will review each institution's implementation and roll-out strategy and provide tips and guidelines on how to ensure a successful implementation at your institution. This is a must-see presentation if you are considering adopting Student Success Plan.

    At 3:45pm to 4:30pm, Monday 3rd June

    In Opal, The Westin San Diego

  • Teaching Hacks

    by Matt Clare

    A collection of simple ideas that can magnify the impact of an instructor's teaching through the use of an LMS. These hacks have been collected from an international collection of instructors and provide solutions to common challenges in teaching. Some of the teaching hacks address concerns with student attendance and communications, others with facilitating collaboration and other elements of active learning. Participants might be surprised to learn what kind of challenges an LMS and the web can solve. Much as the development community would use the term, these teaching hacks are intended to be pragmatics solutions that might use a resource not as it was originally intended to be used.

    At 3:45pm to 4:30pm, Monday 3rd June

    In Crystal II, The Westin San Diego