Update on ePortfolios Using Sakai

A session at Open Apereo 2013 Conference (Jasig & Sakai)

Sunday 2nd June, 2013

1:00pm to 4:30pm (PST)

Open Source Portfolio (OSP) community members will demonstrate institutional implementations of the portfolio tools in the Sakai CLE, including assessment matrices, showcase portfolio templates, and the latest reporting techniques. In addition, new portfolio functionality that has been LTI-enabled for use in the CLE and eventually OAE will be demonstrated. Panel members will share actual user scenarios illustrating innovative ways to customize the portfolios 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. Institutions, organizations, and vendors planning to participate include the University of Montreal, Kyoto University, Virginia Tech, and Three Canoes LLC.

About the speakers

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Janice Smith


Janice A. Smith, Ph.D. has worked with the Open Source Portfolio since its inception at the University of Minnesota Duluth in the mid 1990s. After three decades in faculty and TA development at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, she served as a Senior Education Consultant for rSmart, providing OSP services for a broad array of K-12 and higher education institutions. As a co-owner and consultant for Three Canoes LLC (http://threecanoes.com), she consults on the assessment of learning, gathers portfolio requirements, customizes OSP data structures, provides training and documentation, and offers ongoing functional and technical support.

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Shoji Kajita


Shoji Kajita is currently a Professor of Kyoto University in Japan with two appointments, one in the IT Planning Office, a part of the Institute of Information Management and Communication, and the other in the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies. Professor Kajita received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in Information Engineering from Nagoya University in Japan in 1990, 1992, and 1998 respectively. At Nagoya University, he served as a Research Associate in the Graduate School of Engineering from 1995 to 1997 and an Assistant Professor in the Center for Information Media Studies (CIMS) from 1998 to 2001. During his work at CIMS, he localized WebCT into Japanese and took the role of WebCT evangelist in Japan as a means of promoting the use of ICT for teaching and learning. From 2002 to 2008, he was an Associate Professor at the Nagoya University Information Technology Center, where he developed the Nagoya University Portal and a next-generation Course Management System for Japanese universities. Before joining Kyoto University in 2011, his most recent position at Nagoya University was that of an Associate Professor in the Information Strategy Office, a part of the university's Information and Communications Headquarters.

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Jacques Raynauld


Jacques Raynauld is a faculty member at HEC Montreal and is the director of MATI Montreal (http://www.matimtl.ca/), a University of Montreal campus research lab on technology, teaching and learning. He is currently leading a strategic research/development project on portfolios.

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Teggin Summers

Associate Director, ePortfolio Initiatives

Dr. Summers has a breadth of experience with learning technologies and electronic portfolios, including the wide-scale adoption of ePortfolios across the University of Georgia's First-Year Composition program. She currently serves as the Associate Director for ePortfolio Initiatives at Virginia Tech. In this role, Dr. Summers contributes to the development of ePortfolio-related curriculum for learning, assessment, and professional development, as well as faculty development and training. Her current research interests include the use the ePortfolios to facilitate learning and assessment in the 21st century and use of ePortfolios in touchstone, keystone, and capstone courses. Dr. Summers has led workshops and presented at such conferences as EDUCAUSE and the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning, and her publications include "ePortfolios for Learning, Assessment, and Professional Development" in Critical Design and Effective Tools for eLearning in Higher Education.

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Lynn Ward

Principal Systems Analyst

Lynn Ward has been actively involved with Sakai and Open Source Portfolio Communities since 2006, first as an instructional design and technology consultant with the IUPUI Center for Teaching and learning and more recently as a business analyst with the teaching and learning division of University Information Technology Services at Indiana University. In her current position she provides functional leadership for Oncourse CL, IU's local instance of Sakai, including IU's ePortfolio environment, and has contributed to the development of the following Sakai tools: Matrices, Evaluations, Wizards, Reports, Portfolios, Assignments 2, and Forums. She also offers training and support on the ePortfolio environment to teaching center consultants across the IU system and coordinates functional quality assurance testing for Oncourse patches and major releases.

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Marc Zaldivar


Marc Zaldivar is the Director of the ePortfolio Initiatives at Virginia Tech, where he loves the challenge of blending quality pedagogy with emerging technologies. He has a Ph.D. in Instructional Design, an M.A. in English, and a B.A. in English, all from Virginia Tech. Recent research interests have been on reflective practice, digital identities, narrative structures of identity, and the use of ePortfolios for assessment, learning, and professional development.

12 attendees

  • Angela Rabuck
  • Emily Corse
  • Luisa Li
  • Janice Smith
  • Jacques Raynauld
  • Lynn Ward
  • Naoshi Hiraoka
  • Reba-Anna Lee
  • Narasi Ramachandran
  • Shoji Kajita
  • Teggin Summers
  • Marc Zaldivar

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Time 1:00pm4:30pm PST

Date Sun 2nd June 2013


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