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Dates:

July 23, 24 and 25, 2019

Venue:

Historic Boone Tavern Hotel Berea, Kentucky

Theme:

Experiential Learning

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Tuesday, July 23 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

LAMP Sheds Light on Experiential Learning
Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company)
Event Center
Welcome to LAMP Camp! This initial session will introduce the participants to each other and to our theme of “experiential learning.” We will explore the intersection between learning in the digital and experiential realms. We’ll also look at the overall LAMP Camp experience, and discover how you can get the most out of our time together. This session is a must for all participants.




Tuesday, July 23 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Plagiarism or Misuse of Sources?: A Pedagogical Approach to Plagiarism Detection in Sakai
John Padgett (Brevard College)
Event Center
We all know how access to information on the Internet has made it easier to plagiarize, whether intentionally or inadvertently. This session will discuss all aspects of plagiarism, including what it is (and how it may differ from mere misuse of sources), why it is important, and how to create assignments that minimize it. The session will also discuss sound practices to use Sakai’s built-in plagiarism detection software (currently VeriCite) as a means not only for instructors to detect students’ misuse of sources but also for how instructors and students both can improve research and citation skills, recognize unacceptable uses of sources, and avoid plagiarism in the first place.

The User Experience in Sakai
Dave Eveland (Johnson University)
Coyle A
So you're new to Sakai. Or perhaps you're new to developing a course online as a hybrid or as a face to face offering. Regardless of the platform, the user experience (UX) should be part of your course development. UX keeps the primary user role - students - in mind and should inform how you develop your course sites. Is it difficult for students to find content you have so painstakingly curated over years (not just for those with accessibility needs)? Does the language you use throughout a course lend itself to confusion, or to a feeling of "well that was simple" in students? And what about things you can't change or control, like why is the Roster icon the same as the Membership icon in Sakai? This session will cover how to make the user experience more fluid, primarily for students, but also offer hints for workflows that allow you to leverage Sakai's feature set as an instructor.

What’s New in Sakai 19
Derek Ramsey (Longsight, Inc.)
Coyle B
Sakai 19 is a significant new release in a long string of major improvement releases. The LAMP Consortium upgraded to Sakai 19 on May 21. Come to this session for a behind-the-scenes look at what all was included in this release. Presenter Derek Ramsey supports Sakai 19 for Longsight and has the inside scoop you won’t find anywhere else.




Tuesday, July 23 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Experiential Workshop for New Faculty (Part 1)
Terry Golightly (Johnson University)
Coyle A
Welcome, Tenderfoots! Are you new to Sakai? Then consider this your first excursion into the wild, wonderful world of open source learning management software. This session, the first of three, will cover the basics of Sakai and teaching with this powerful tool. You’ll learn by doing what you need to have to “pack for the trip.”

Introducing SimCheck
Jessica Bright (Turnitin LLC), Bryan Holladay (Turnitin LLC)
Event Center
We are thrilled to announce Turnitin’s release of SimCheck, a fully cloud-based solution designed especially for VeriCite users’ plagiarism prevention needs.

SimCheck helps academic institutions prevent copy/paste plagiarism and student collusion by quickly identifying matches to sources in Turnitin’s comprehensive internet database and your institution or consortia database. The resulting cloud-based report provides simple, easy to understand results.

Join us to experience SimCheck and discuss the roadmap and transition plans.

Using CSS to Spice up Lessons
James Brooks (Brevard College)
Coyle B
The Lessons tool is the most powerful tool in Sakai. But let's face it, the lesson pages can look ugly and clunky. Thankfully, CSS can help. Learn how simple it is to add CSS to a lesson page. Give your lessons the look and feel you'd like while improving consistency, and making lessons easier to maintain and update.




Tuesday, July 23 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Experiential Workshop for New Faculty (Part 2)
Terry Golightly (Johnson University)
Coyle A
This second session in the Tenderfoot journey into the land of Sakai will focus on some of the basic tools in Sakai and how they can best apply to teaching and learning.

How We Delivered a Nationwide Certification Exam in Sakai
Susan McGreevy-Nichols (National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)), Dave Eveland (Johnson University), Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company)
Event Center
After spending three years creating the Dance Entry Level Teacher Assessment (DELTA), a 150 question exam that included stimulus materials such as photos, videos, and animations, the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) initiated a “soft Launch” in 2018 using Rutgers University Sakai platform. This past year we transferred the test to the NDEO Sakai, integrated Warpwire, and utilized an online proctoring software, RPNow, to support five test dates during April and May. Panelists will discuss the technical challenges experienced along the way, that were ultimately solved by LAMP's top notch technical support team as well as other features of Sakai such as data analysis.

The Role of IT in Implementing Sakai
Eric Greene (Clear Creek Baptist Bible College)
Coyle B
A wise man once said, "If your ax is dull and you don't sharpen it, you have to work harder to use it. It is smarter to plan ahead." Sakai can be a valuable tool in the hands of faculty, administrators, and students. Just like a well-sharpened ax, the benefits of Sakai are maximized when implemented well. Plan ahead! Let me show you how your IT department can ensure Sakai is the best tool in your belt.




Tuesday, July 23 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

An Experience in Rubric Writing
Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company)
Event Center
Sakai 19 gave us the long-anticipated Rubric tool. Come to this session to see the tool in action and to share best practices for writing good rubrics. Chocolate chip cookies will be used as part of the workshop -- and consumed at the end.

Experiential Workshop for New Faculty (Part 3)
Terry Golightly (Johnson University)
Coyle A
By now you’re not a Tenderfoot any more! This third session in the “camping” series will focus on some of the more powerful tools in Sakai, helping those who are less experienced with Sakai learn how to leverage its many functions to deliver on the promise of better teaching and learning.

What’s New With CKEditor
Derek Ramsey (Longsight, Inc.)
Coyle B
This session will look at the features coming soon with CKEditor 5 and some of the cool things you can do in the ubiquitous CKEditor in Sakai.




Tuesday, July 23 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Analytics from Sakai: Leveraging BADGER
Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company), Jay Trussell (Brevard College)
Coyle B
BADGER is a new service available to LAMP Consortium members. It admits access to much of the backend data in Sakai, providing a wealth of data about student engagement, uses of Sakai, attendance, and much more. In the pilot application of BADGER, Brevard has been extracting student attendance data and using that as input to the institutions retention strategy. Come to this session to learn both the technical details and the practical results of this approach.

Open Source Software: Defined with the Metaphor, the Simile and the Analogy
Laura Gekeler (University of Notre Dame)
Event Center
What is open source software? What is it? Share your definition. Learn from ours. In this entertaining and linguistically challenging session, we will dive into what works and what doesn't to describe this 21st century software practice, source, choice, community, legacy, and everything in between!

Site Creation and Replication Management Strategies
Huixin Wu (Davis & Elkins College)
Coyle A
Lessons learned after creating 12 new Sakai sites for an RN-BSN online program within three months.




Wednesday, July 24 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Experiential Learning MINGLE: the Massively Interactive Networking Group Learning Environment
Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company), Cathy McConnell (The College of Wooster), Mim Pride (Blackburn College), Darwin Glassford (Kuyper College), Chuck Severance (Learning Experiences)
Event Center
Come prepared to MINGLE! The MINGLE is an innovative feature of LAMP Camp that allows us to do a deep dive into a specific topic. This year we’re focusing on Experiential Learning.

The MINGLE will start off with a panel discussion featuring:
✓ Miriam Pride, recently retired president of Blackburn College, where every student must work as a part of their college experience.
✓ Cathy McConnell, Senior Associate Director of Advising and Experiential Learning at The College of Wooster, where students are involved in a myriad of learning experiences.
✓ Darwin Glassford, Director of Online Learning and Graduate Studies at Kuyper College and a big proponent of experiential learning.
✓ Chuck Severance, Clinical Associate Professor of Information at Michigan State and author of the highly successful Python for Everybody MOOC.

Following the panel discussion, we will break into groups to explore, first hand, various kinds of experiential learning. Some of the things we have planned include:
✓ Learning “games” you can play with your students.
✓ Activities that get people up and moving.
✓ Debriefing learning experiences to make sure they “stick.”
✓ Sharing your favorite learning experiences with others.




Wednesday, July 24 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Bringing Your Students On Board
Terry Golightly (Johnson University)
Coyle A
How do you build online skills into your courses? There are many specific online skills they need to have, but learning them doesn't have to interfere with what your primary subject is. We want to have a discussion on the best ways to bring your students online to have the best learning experiences you can give them. Prepare to share what works for you and to learn from each other. There may be a few tips inserted along the way.

SQL Bootcamp
Eric Greene (Clear Creek Baptist Bible College)
Coyle B
Sakai has a database, your SIS probably has a database but how to get to all that sweet data? If you want to really get the most out of your data, you'll have to learn to talk to the database. Structured Query Language (SQL) is the standard programing language used for accessing and manipulating the data in those databases.  In this session, I'll show you the basics of SQL and give you some resources so you can learn to talk to your data.

The Apereo Foundation’s Role in Education
Ian Dolphin (Apereo Foundation)
Event Center
The Apereo Foundation oversees the work of open source projects for higher education including Sakai, Karuta (eletronic portfolios), CAS (single sign-on), uPortal (portal), and many others around the world. Ian Dolphin, the Executive Director of the Apereo Foundation, will explain how Apereo works and how it serves such a vital role in the development of the open source software we use and enjoy in the LAMP Consortium.




Wednesday, July 24 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Building Tsugi Learning Tools -- The Experience
Chuck Severance (Learning Experiences)
Coyle B
The Tsugi project (www.tsugi.org) is providing a software environment to enable a wide range of educational technology use cases. Tsugi was developed to simplify the development of educational tools and to allow those tools to be deployed in an “App Store” pattern using standards like IMS Learning Tools Interoperability, Common Cartridge, Deep Linking (Content Item), and LTI Advantage. This will be two presentations in one. One thread of the presentation will cover how Tsugi uses the latest standards to implement a LMS agnostic Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (or is that Experience). All the while during the presentation, those in the audience who want to experience building a tool, will put up a server, and create a simple Python-based learning tool and integrate it into the Sakai nightly server. The attendees can be as active as they like.

Creating Significant Experiential Learning: Group Projects, Teamwork and Leadership
Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company)
Event Center
This free form session will discuss ways to incorporate significant learning experiences into courses in Sakai through a variety of strategies. We will look at ways to create group projects as well as ways to foster teamwork and leadership in courses.

Open Timeslot

Coyle A
We always reserve on time slot for that new topic that emerges at the Conference.




Wednesday, July 24 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Building Tsugi Learning Tools -- The Experience Continues
Chuck Severance (Learning Experiences)
Coyle B
This is a continuation of the session begun at 2:30, providing participants with an opportunity to finish up their programming and to test their results.

How Sakai Stacks Up: A Market Survey of LMS
Josh Wilson (Longsight, Inc.), Derek Ramsey (Longsight, Inc.)
Event Center
How do Sakai’s features, capabilities, and overall experience compare with those of competing LMS platforms? In 2018, the Sakai Community purchased a set of market data to help us answer this question. Based upon a large number of reviews submitted by users of each major LMS, the data confirms Sakai’s market leadership, identifies specific aspects of the platform that compare favorably to competitors, and highlights a few areas where we ought to focus our efforts on improvement. There hasn’t yet been an opportunity for the Community at large to engage with this fascinating, relevant data set, so please join the conversation!

Multiplying the Efforts of Your Instructional Designers
Laura Gekeler (University of Notre Dame)
Coyle A
No prerequisite knowledge necessary! Instructional Designers, Faculty, and others interested in facilitating the re-use of Sakai content will be interested in this multi-institutional effort to reduce the effort involved in re-use of Sakai site material.

Learn about updates to these methods:
• Designating a course "template" in the automation of site creation from SIS input.
• Using Import from Site and capturing the designated site in all its original form
• Copying IMS Global LTI tool configurations
• CKEditor: it can use bootstrap? And templates!
See and comment on the roadmap of still more improvements to come.




Thursday, July 25 from 8:30 AM to 9:25 AM

Platforms and Privacy: Open Approaches
Ian Dolphin (Apereo Foundation)
Event Center
Privacy is currently a big deal in higher education IT. The topic entered the EDUCAUSE “Top Ten IT Issues” list this year at number 3. So what’s new? High profile legislation such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has both upped the compliance ante, and done much to generate awareness. These developments have been accompanied by high profile data breaches with international ramifications affecting millions of users at British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Starwood, amongst others, and a daily diet press stories of egregious misuse of user data by large technology platforms. Higher education is in danger of being caught in a web of multiple conflicting agendas. Ian Dolphin will survey the privacy landscape, and draw some preliminary conclusions about the location of open source software in relation to privacy.




Thursday, July 25 from 9:30 AM to 10:25 AM

Building a Lesson-Centric Course
Rob O'Lynn (Kentucky Christian University)
Coyle A
Any effective course is so because it has strong scaffolding. In Sakai, the Lessons tool is the best tool for providing scaffolding, for both in-seat and online courses. In this DYI workshop, we will discuss how to build an effective Lessons-centric course that is objective-based and clearly designed.

Leveraging the Warpwire API for Analytics
Eric Greene (Clear Creek Baptist Bible College), Samuel Fonseca (Clear Creek Baptist Bible College)
Coyle B
So you've started using Warpwire for course video. Great, but don't stop there! Warpwire is so much more than just a video player. By leveraging Warpwire APIs, you can gain access to a wealth of data. We'll show you how to tap into that data using the API and how it has revolutionized our chapel reporting system. Then we'll explore together how you can harness your data to get the most out of the Warpwire platform.

Lifelong Learning and Your LMS
Rob Keeney (Grafton TDS, Inc.)
Event Center
Suppose one needs to record and track an employee's (or student's) developmental progress over time. This session will explore innovative ideas on how to use the Sakai LMS to do just that with 'persistent', personal sites.




Thursday, July 25 from 10:30 AM to 11:25 AM

Empowering Faculty for Excellence in Online Course Design
Terry Golightly (Johnson University)
Event Center
This will be a guided discussion on faculty development using material from Palloff and Pratt, The Excellent Online Instructor (2011) and the National Standards for Quality Online Teaching from North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL). How do you help your faculty transition from F2F to online? What are the unique qualifications for online teaching? Please be prepared to share your faculty development challenges and successes for a full community experience (which is an important part of online learning!).




Thursday, July 25 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Planning for Next Year’s Conference and Conference Wrap Up
Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company)
Event Center
We always wrap up the annual Conference with planning for next year. This plenary session will include a review of lessons learned and an opportunity to discuss any remaining questions. There will also be a report from the LAMP Advisory Council.
This important final session -- before we part until next year -- will include ample opportunities to shape the format, content, and dates for next year’s Conference.