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Next steps for SAIL

  • Compile good, accessible, stable examples and narratives about what partnerships we are working, what resources we have, etc.
  • Where would you look, if you were looking to develop a new project, and wanted to access SAIL elements like a whiteboard or a discussion tool.
  • Possibly different kinds of entries into the community - in terms of tools, learning environments, collaborations, etc. Maybe equip it with a discussion of why certain things are chosen in certain contexts
  • Different levels of context: getting tools to work, getting curriculum or research materials to work. what is important context for each?
  • Can we give a better idea of how data mining will work within SAIL?
  • Data mining is not possible without data. What would SAIL like, in terms of users for data mining?
  • The kind of data you are getting from SAIL is not suitable for data mining. Researchers need ways of specifying what will be reported. We also want flexible datamining tools that we can apply to the same data or different data, to addres specific questions.
  • Researchers will have different tagging schemes that they will want to use, allowing them to specify in advance would be good.

Small Group Theme Pages

Architectures and Repositories

This page is concerned with the important issues of how we represent content, users, groups, and user data, including the implications for data mining, logging and pedagogical agents

Curriculum, activity structures and authoring

This page is concerned with our design of experiences and materials for students, classrooms, or other communities of learners. This includes important issues such as what kinds of collaborative activities are supported, how students share and exchange some materials, and the use of Web 2 and other emerging technologies.

Welcome participants

here is a wiki space for us to introduce our ideas and explore a few resources before coming to the workshop.

Below, we list a few resources for you to check out, and then a few questions for you to answer. These will help the workshop organizers prepare for the event.

Some notes on the workshop event:

We hope to spend the morning giving demos and having discussions, and the afternoon working in hands-on mode. We know there will be different interests and experience levels within the group, and are going to try to have sufficient helpers and technical experts available to consult and work with you. Our goal for th workshop is to promote a technology exchange community within the learning sciences, focusing on open source and open content exchange. We will discuss several main topics including: user registration systems and portals, learning object repositories, interactive learning materials, authoring, and online communities for exchange. We hope to hear back from participants with a few details, allowing us to prepare for you with some more precision.

Some links for you to explore.

Please go to the following, and just have a look. These will demonstrate and describe some of the things that we have to share and discuss on the 23rd.

* The PAS Researcher pack

This is an open source version of WISE that includes a user registration system, portal, object repository, authoring system, and student learning environment. All are implemented using the Scalable Architecture for Interactive Learning (SAIL). This is ready for you to take and install and get up and running with your own version of WISE (except for the brand name) - although you will need some technical expertise to get the server configured and to participate in the open source technology developer community (estimated 10-20 percent time person). You will also be able to use the free version on the University of California or University of Toronto servers, either to get started while you decide whether to invest time and resources, or just to do your research (ie, similar to what we've provided in the past with WISE).

To find it, please click on his link to ENCORE - the Educational Network and Open Resource Exchange. Click on "Resources", then under resource type, select "technology tools and environments" (this is just to give you an experience of the ENCORE wiki). There, you will find "PAS Researcher Pack."

* O-trunk

O-trunk is an important technology concept within the SAIL framework. It basically defines how learning objects are represented, and allows a nice way of putting them together and sharing data between them. O-trunk was contributed to the technology community by programmers at the Concord Consortium (one of the co-organizers of this event) and will be central to many of our applications using SAIL (including PAS, as well as other kinds of learning environments and activity structures). While the demos above for PAS will be making use of O-trunk, they don't show off all the flexibility of this technology.  Many learning tools and materials have been developed for O-trunk, and can be easily woven into interactive learning objects.  Click on The O-trunk Resource page in ENCORE to see some further discussion and demos of the O-trunk functionality, which have been prepared by the Concord staff.

Some questions - please fill in the questions on your own wiki page, below, and feel free to browse other respondents. This is a pre-pre-conference workshop!

When editing, you can choose "rich text" or "wiki markup. You can either create an ENCORE user account, and log in, or just edit anonymously (note, if going in as anonymous, you'll have to type the requested security word into the page when you go to edit)

S. Bannasch
J. Clarke
J. Kindermann
E. Kyza
R. Medina
H. Najafi
J. Slotta
D. Suthers
M. Tissenbaum
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