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teaching | Jason E. Shao

“Sakai Courseware Management” – *the* Sakai Book

This may be old news to others, but I finally have my copy of the new “Sakai Courseware Management” book (courtesy of the folks over at Packt) and more surprisingly have even been able to carve out time to read the contents. For people who may not have been aware, this is the book that ...

OSP ePortfolios & Sakai Courseware?

I started this entry while I was riding a train back from the Laguardia ePortfolio Conference I’m endeavoring to reflect upon and synthesize threads from various (enlightening) presentations I’ve seen, and discussions I’ve had the privilege of participating in. First a brief plug: the content from the conference was fantastic — many congratulations to the ...

EDUCAUSE Community Source Reception

At the Community Source reception cosponsored by JA-SIG, Sakai, Kuali it was uplifting to see the number of people participating. CIOs, managers, developers, vendors were all present in abundance. It was also clear from conversation at the reception that open-source in the Higher Ed is breaking into new areas. While there’s no question infrastructure and ...

Sakai Conference: Portal Options

Chuck Sev. is doing a demo of some of the new features that have been ported into Charon Portal in trunk. Additional hooks in Ian’s new portal Impl support multiple Velocity ### Features * **Hierarchy** – sub sites, **NO INHERITED AUTHORIZATION**, velocity templated * **Single Tool View** – edit Page order, and the toolbar/nav disappears ...

Gaming to Teach Java

via email from the Princeton JUG Another interesting resource for learning about Java and programming is http://www.greenfoot.org/. It is an interactive learning tool that starts by having you build a game world with actors, using a GUI. Then, you learn how to enhance the world by using Java code. It’s worth a look. At JavaOne ...

The death of computing (Member view) : Articles : Future of Computing : BCS

http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.9662 If the gap between public knowledge and academic curriculum isn’t large enough, the gap between academia and industry practice is a gaping hole. While academic departments concentrate on developing new computer systems in an ideal organisational environment, a lot of industry has moved away from in-house development to a focus on delivering a service. ...

Writing Promotes Literacy

Napsterization.org: Does Writing Make You More Literate? Do You Learn More? – writing is a process that changes things more radically for me. When I take in some piece of information, I may react, may think about how I feel, what I believe, what the framework and logic surrounding the information are, but initially I’m ...

Pay College Athletes?

Tien Mao mentioned an ESPN report on the gift bags distributed at some of this years bowl games. Both Husker and Spartan players will receive an Oakley 2.0 Crush watch, a wool letterman’s jacket with both the Alamo Bowl logo and the team logo and finally, a blue, red and yellow Alamo Bowl throwback jersey. ...

Study Simpsons in College

The Star Ledger has an article about some offbeat college course topics that have been popping up recently. Students can study everythings to the Simpsons and society, to “How to Watch Television.” Remarkably, instructors have found when they make an effort to involve students and relate their material and overall themes to subjects and examples ...

Daily Devotional – 11/6

p. Today’s devotional was 2 Timothy 2 , Jeremiah 7-8 , Psalm 122 . In 2 Timothy 2 Paul touches again on everyday models for Christians. Jeremiah tells the Israelites that the Temple will not save them if their behavior continues to be foul. Psalm 122 rejoices in the Temple of God and calls for ...