Karuta: Design Your Own Portfolio Process

A session at Open Apereo 2015 Conference

Monday 1st June, 2015

11:15am to 12:00pm (EST)

Learn how Karuta, the new open source portfolio with LTI-integration to Sakai, can be used to design ePortfolios for learning, assessment, and showcasing. Compare Karuta to the Open Source Portfolio (OSP) tools and learn how to migrate portfolio data from OSP forms, matrices, and portfolios to Karuta. Get an in-depth look at successful use cases of Karuta implementations from five pilot projects at three universities on three continents.

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 in the mid 1990s. She is the lead organizer for the Karuta Open Source Portfolio incubation project. Over the course of three decades she worked in faculty and TA development at the University of Minnesota and later served as a Senior Education Consultant for rSmart, providing portfolio services for K-12 and higher education. She has presented on portfolios, assessment, and teaching and learning, at numerous national and international conferences. Along with Sean Keesler, she currently provides services for open source applications in education as co-owner and consultant at Three Canoes LLC.

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Olivier Gerbe


Olivier Gerbe, Ph.D., is a faculty member in the Department of Information Technologies at HEC Montreal. He is the lead architect for the Karuta portfolio initiative.

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Eric Giraudin

Director of Communication and ICT for Teaching and Learning

At IUT2, Eric Giraudin coordinates projects involved with communication, corporate relationships, and pedagogy. To improve the employability of students, he leads the portfolio project for identifying and certifying professional and transversal skills. He participates in designing and communicating about Karuta. He also taught content management for the web and digital communication strategy for seven years at the University of Grenoble.

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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, Ph.D., holds the rank of Professor, occupies the Chair of Learning and Teaching Technologies in Management Education, and is Director of the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montreal. He has been the functional lead on the Karuta project at HEC Montreal since its inception.

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7 attendees

  • Andrew Greene
  • Giraudin Eric
  • Janice Smith
  • Jennifer Loudiana
  • Jacques Raynauld
  • Olivier GerbĂ©
  • Shoji Kajita

7 trackers

  • Andrew Sears
  • Anthony Whyte
  • Giulia Forsythe
  • J. Tae-Jin Kim
  • Brenda Knox
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  • Trisha Gordon

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Time 11:15am12:00pm EST

Date Mon 1st June 2015

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