Thursday 6th June, 2013
8:45am to 9:30am
The Open Source Portfolio (OSP) tools in Sakai are well known for their assessment matrices and sharable portfolios. Although these tools have served the community well, more flexibility and expanded reporting capabilities are needed to address the needs of current and future portfolio workflows. Kyoto University, MATI Montr?al, Virginia Tech, and Three Canoes LLC have teamed up to launch Portfolios for the Future of Sakai. We aim to provide a flexible solution in the spirit of OSP that is LTI-enabled for integration with the Sakai CLE and eventually Sakai OAE. We will demonstrate how this new functionality enables Kyoto University to capture the many nuances of their assessment portfolio workflow for a new doctoral program in global leadership. Our demonstration will illustrate how to create rubrics to assess evidence of learning, insert instructor comments, generate a student dashboard, and produce assessment reports.
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.
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.
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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