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Dates:

July 26, 27 and 28, 2010

Host:

Lees-McRae College Banner Elk, North Carolina

Conference Agenda:
Monday, July 26 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The Community Gathers
Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company) Library 14-16 The LAMP community will gather for its annual Pedagogy and Technology workshop.  We will be welcomed by our hosts, Lees-McRae College, and get to know each other a bit better.  Martin Ramsay will then talk about some of the major changes that have occurred for the LAMP community and what this might indicate for the future.

Monday, July 26 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Orientation to Sakai
Terry Golightly (Kentucky Christian University) Bowman Science Building Computer Lab This will be the first session of an open laboratory that will run throughout the workshop.  Anyone is invited to drop in as needed to work on some aspect of Sakai, whether it be to design your very first course, or to work on some of the subtle details of a particular tool. In this first session, Terry Golightly will give an orientation to Sakai for those who are new to this rich learning management and collaboration tool.

Way to Wiki!
Randy Cromwell (Lees-McRae College) Bowman 214 This session will discuss how the presenter has used Wikis in several different roles.  Participants will be encouraged to discuss ways to enhance the use of Wikis and ways to overcome students’ inhibitions in using Wikis.


New LAMP Tools
Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company) Library 14-16 This session will feature a brief introduction to tools that are relatively new in Sakai and in LAMP.  Included will be overviews of the Evaluation System tool for campus wide course evaluations, the new Virtual Meetings tool, and the e-portfolio tools in Sakai.  We will also look at tools that have been updated in Sakai 2.7.

Monday, July 26 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Build Your First Course: Open Lab Terry Golightly (Kentucky Christian University) Bowman Science Building Computer Lab Anyone is invited to drop in as needed to work on some aspect of Sakai, whether it be to design your very first course, or to work on some of the subtle details of a particular tool.  Facilitators will be on hand to answer questions, help you design your pedagogical approach, and make suggestions for using Sakai more effectively. Maximizing Use of the Assignments Tool John Padgett (Brevard College) Bowman 214 The Assignments tool in Sakai is one of the more complex tools, with interesting subtleties that can be used for various pedagogical purposes.  In this session, John Pagett, an experienced Sakai user and professor who is recognized for his skill at really putting Sakai through its paces, will review important and often overlooked aspects of the Assignments tool. Sakai Implementation Follow-Through:  Communicating with Faculty and Students on Sakai Functionality and Policies David Eveland (Johnson Bible College) Library 14-16 This session will share some of the aspects of informing faculty and students about how to access, manage and work within Sakai.   - Implement GAS (fewer sign-on issues)   - Use the tools inside of Sakai to communicate about Sakai (Announcements and eMail Archive)   - Format standard email into custom mail merged emails   - Use an internal list serve (FacultyMaster, or jbcnfo)   - Send out a monthly newsletter communicating information about Sakai   - Provide formal training in lab settings that allows for play time   - Allow for informal training, customized to a faculty member’s needs   - Use faculty meetings to disperse and solicit feedback   - Provide passive help materials to end users (help documents/files and video tutorials)   - Enroll all active students in a whole course/project as a clearing house for Sakai help Monday, July 26 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Community Activity Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company) Long a feature of LAMP workshops, the community will adjourn out of doors for an activity that will build the community, challenge your perceptions, get you moving after sitting for most of the day, and be fun!  Weather permitting, we will meet out on the quad.
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Monday, July 26 at 6:00 PM:  Group Dinner Tuesday, July 27 from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM The Community Gathers Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company) Library 14-16 This will be the community’s opportunity to reflect on their learnings from the previous day and to discuss the day’s agenda.  This brief session will also be used to convey any information the community needs for the day’s sessions. Tuesday, July 27 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Build Your First Course: Open Lab Terry Golightly (Kentucky Christian University) Bowman Science Building Computer Lab Anyone is invited to drop in as needed to work on some aspect of Sakai, whether it be to design your very first course, or to work on some of the subtle details of a particular tool.  Facilitators will be on hand to answer questions, help you design your pedagogical approach, and make suggestions for using Sakai more effectively. Course Design Best Practices Gail Miles (Lenoir-Rhyne University), Rafael Rodriguez (Johnson Bible College), Robin Buchanan (Lees-McRae College, Wes Golightly (Kentucky Christian University) Library 14-16 When planning a course in Sakai, what is the best approach?  How does a pedagogical plan become a set of tools and content in Sakai?  This open discussion, facilitated by Gail Miles and a team of collaborators from four institutions, will provide an opportunity for LAMP faculty and others to share their approaches and learn from each other. Update from the Sakai Conference Scott Siddall (The Longsight Group LLC) Library 14-16 The annual Sakai conference was held this year in Denver.  Often important information about the current status and future directions of the world-wide Sakai community is conveyed at the conference.  Scott Siddall of The Longsight Group attended this year’s conference and will bring news important to the LAMP community to share. Tuesday, July 27 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Build Your First Course: Open Lab (no facilitator) Bowman Science Building Computer Lab Anyone is invited to drop in as needed to work on some aspect of Sakai, whether it be to design your very first course, or to work on some of the subtle details of a particular tool.  No facilitator is assigned to this time slot, but you are welcome to use the Lab to continue your work or to engage with other people also using the lab. Getting the Most out of the Modules Tool Terry Golightly (Kentucky Christian University), Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company) Bowman 214 The Modules tool in Sakai provides a way to sequence learning in a linear fashion.  For a pedagogical approach that needs a more controlled way to step through the learning content than the highly flexible Sakai framework, the Modules tool is just the ticket.  Long-time Sakai user and LAMP coordinator Terry Golightly will share how she helps her faculty use the Modules tool to the best advantage. Using the Virtual Meetings Tool Scott Siddall (The Longsight Group LLC), Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company) Library 14-16 The Virtual Meetings tool, sometimes referred to as ìBig Blue Button,î is a significant new feature that accompanies LAMP membership.  The Virtual Meetings tool allows instructors to set up and conduct video conferences with students or with any other community of users enrolled in a site in Sakai.  This session will provide initial training in how to use the tool.  It will also discuss implications for how the tool might be used to enhance pedagogy on your campus.  Attendees will have the opportunity to experiment with the tool during this session. Tuesday, July 27 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Build Your First Course: Open Lab Terry Golightly (Kentucky Christian University) Bowman Science Building Computer Lab Anyone is invited to drop in as needed to work on some aspect of Sakai, whether it be to design your very first course, or to work on some of the subtle details of a particular tool.  Facilitators will be on hand to answer questions, help you design your pedagogical approach, and make suggestions for using Sakai more effectively. Facilitation in the Virtual Meeting World Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company) Library 14-16 The new Virtual Meeting tool in Sakai opens up a substantial new way for faculty and students to interact, even over great distances.    Yet there are pitfalls to be avoided and approaches that work better.  Come to this session to learn more about ways to maximize your effectiveness as a facilitator when teaching using video conferencing. Introduction to e-Portfolios Scott Siddall (The Longsight Group LLC) Bowman 214 Sakai has long included some powerful tools for developing, managing, and deploying e-portfolios.  However, the LAMP community has yet to make significant use of those tools.  In this session, Scott Siddall will demonstrate some of the e-portfolio work done by The Longisght Group on behalf of other clients, as well as showing some e-portfolios developed by other institutions.  He will also demonstrate the tools in Sakai and discuss their interaction with each other and with other tools in Sakai. Tuesday, July 27 at 12:00 Noon:  Group Lunch Tuesday, July 27 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Build Your First Course: Open Lab Howard Francis (Pikeville College) Bowman Science Building Computer Lab Anyone is invited to drop in as needed to work on some aspect of Sakai, whether it be to design your very first course, or to work on some of the subtle details of a particular tool.  Facilitators will be on hand to answer questions, help you design your pedagogical approach, and make suggestions for using Sakai more effectively. Evaluation System:  Building Surveys Sabrina Crawford (Lees-McRae College), B. J. Roberts (Tusculum College) Library 14-16 The Evaluation System tool is a substantial new tool in Sakai for conducting campus-wide Course Evaluations as well as many other assessments.  Two schools have spent the past academic year exploring this tool.  In this first of three sessions, Sabrina Crawford will talk about her experience at Lees-McRae in developing surveys to deploy across campus. Why the Tiers? Securing Online Assessments and Verifying Student Identity in Online Courses Jeff Burleson (Lincoln Memorial University) Bowman 214 Federal guidelines require higher education accrediting agencies to hold higher education institutions accountable for ensuring that individuals registered for distance courses are in fact the same individuals that participate in, complete, and receive credit for the course. The purpose of this presentation is to present a 3 Tiered approach to securing online assessments and verifying student identity in online courses. Tuesday, July 27 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Build Your First Course: Open Lab Howard Francis (Pikeville College) Bowman Science Building Computer Lab Anyone is invited to drop in as needed to work on some aspect of Sakai, whether it be to design your very first course, or to work on some of the subtle details of a particular tool.  Facilitators will be on hand to answer questions, help you design your pedagogical approach, and make suggestions for using Sakai more effectively. Evaluation System:  Deploying Surveys Sabrina Crawford (Lees-McRae College), B. J. Roberts (Tusculum College) Library 14-16 The Evaluation System tool is a substantial new tool in Sakai for conducting campus-wide Course Evaluations as well as many other assessments.  Two schools have spent the past academic year exploring this tool.  In this second of three sessions, Sabrina Crawford (Lees-McRae) and B. J. Roberts (Tusculum) will talk about the complexities of deploying a survey across campus.  They may also be joined by Nicola Monat-Jacobs (The Longsight Group) to discuss the new ENTRE tool Nicola has built for LAMP that facilitates deploying surveys based on course names. Plagiarism Prevention as a Pedagogical Tool:  Using Turnitin for Teaching John Padgett (Brevard College) Bowman 214 The advent of easy access to all kinds of information in electronic form has created a different problem:  students are prone to copy and either inadvertently or deliberately plagiarize other works.  LAMP membership includes access to Turnitin, a plagiarism detection tool for identifying text in student papers that has appeared somewhere else.  John Padgett, regarded as the plagiarism guru by the LAMP community, will discuss how he uses the features of Turnitin within Sakai to educate students about original work, proper citation, and academic honesty.
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Tuesday, July 27 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Build Your First Course: Open Lab Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company) Bowman Science Building Computer Lab Anyone is invited to drop in as needed to work on some aspect of Sakai, whether it be to design your very first course, or to work on some of the subtle details of a particular tool.  Facilitators will be on hand to answer questions, help you design your pedagogical approach, and make suggestions for using Sakai more effectively. Evaluation System:  Assessing Results B. J. Roberts (Tusculum College), Sabrina Crawford (Lees-McRae College) Library 14-16 The Evaluation System tool is a substantial new tool in Sakai for conducting campus-wide Course Evaluations as well as many other assessments.  Two schools have spent the past academic year exploring this tool.  In this last of three sessions, B. J. Roberts will discuss ways in which the data gathered through surveys can be analyzed and reported.  He will also report on faculty acceptance. Faculty Development:  Best Practices from the Lenoir-Rhyne Experience Gail Miles (Lenoir-Rhyne University) Bowman 214 Lenoir-Rhyne has done a particularly good job of moving faculty from having very little experience with Sakai to widespread adoption and utilization.  In this practical session, Gail Miles will describe the various approaches used at her institution to develop faculty’s ability to use Sakai well in their teaching. Tuesday, July 27 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Community Activity Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company) Long a feature of LAMP workshops, the community will adjourn out of doors for an activity that will build the community, challenge your perceptions, get you moving after sitting for most of the day, and be fun!  Weather permitting, we will meet out on the quad.  This activity will be different and have different learning outcomes from the day before. Tuesday, July 27 at 6:00 PM:  Group Dinner Wednesday, July 28 from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM The Community Gathers Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company) Library 14-16 This will be the community’s opportunity to reflect on their learnings from the previous day and to discuss the day’s agenda.  This brief session will also be used to convey any information the community needs for the day’s sessions. Wednesday, July 28 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Build Your First Course: Open Lab Terry Golightly (Kentucky Christian University) Bowman Science Building Computer Lab Anyone is invited to drop in as needed to work on some aspect of Sakai, whether it be to design your very first course, or to work on some of the subtle details of a particular tool.  Facilitators will be on hand to answer questions, help you design your pedagogical approach, and make suggestions for using Sakai more effectively. Open Discussion:  Maximizing My Workspace Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company) Bowman 214 The My Workspace area of Sakai is often under utilized.  For example, did you know that you can use Sakai to provide on-line network storage for your students and faculty that is backed up daily, stored off site, and that has a very large capacity?  Come to this session to discover new ideas and to contribute some of your own. Wednesday, July 28 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Build Your First Course: Open Lab Terry Golightly (Kentucky Christian University) Bowman Science Building Computer Lab Anyone is invited to drop in as needed to work on some aspect of Sakai, whether it be to design your very first course, or to work on some of the subtle details of a particular tool.  Facilitators will be on hand to answer questions, help you design your pedagogical approach, and make suggestions for using Sakai more effectively. Open Discussion:  Collaborative e-Portfolios Jodi Huggins (Brevard College) Bowman 214 Two years ago the LAMP consortium became enthusiastic about developing collaborative e-portfolios within Sakai.  The opportunities for cost savings on design work and the potential for collaboration fired our imaginations.  However, because of some restrictions at the Appalachian College Association, that enthusiasm could not be translated into action.  Now, with LAMP being an independent consortium, those restrictions no longer apply.  In this session, Jodi Huggins will restart the conversation about developing e-portfolios in Sakai, fueled in no small part by a need on her campus to develop e-portfolios in the Education department.  Jodi will be looking for other institutions that have a similar need and hopes to develop a project to implement e-portfolios this academic year. Moving from Manual to Managed: Automating User Creating and Management with GAS David Eveland (Johnson Bible College) Library 14-16 This session will focus on the implementation of GAS (Gnarley Authentication System) on a campus network that supports a minimum of 800 students, faculty and staff from a non-technical standpoint.  It will also present some of the issues, concerns and solutions identified during the implementation process.   - Overview of our use/choice to move from Blackboard to Sakai   - Course centric creation vs professor-created courses and participant enrollment (Blackboard vs Sakai)   - General guidelines for choosing a timeframe to move   - Implementing the pilot with professors who would opt in earlier   - Issues with managing accounts manually   - Particulars of JBC’s network, and user authentication to resources (computer login, network drive access, Alpha, incongruent user accounts and passwords   - Implementing GAS with cashing ñ still in testing ñ (Internet dependability)   - The choice to move to GAS ñ faculty issues (accessibility and reliability)   - Students who change names (married, and the Andrew boys)   - Addressing end user questions   - Ease of user creation and management Wednesday, July 28 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Lighting the Way for Next Year Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company), Terry Golightly (Kentucky Christian University) Library 14-16 In this wrap up session, the group will look forward to the coming year and to the goals that we want to accomplish together.  This important session will include a look back at lessons learned at this year’s Pedagogy and Technology Workshop, a look ahead to coming projects, a discussion about the new LAMP Advisory Council structure and charter, and a celebration of work accomplished to date. Wednesday,  July 28 at 12:00 Noon:  Group Lunch and Farewells