The 2014 Sakai Design Lenses: Follow-up and Update with the New Karuta 3.0 Portfolio Suite

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The 2014 Sakai Design Lenses project brought together an impressive group of teaching and learning technology specialists to identify principles for the design of what came to be Sakai 3.0 and later OAE 1.0.

The adoption of the six design lenses and their accompanying facets provided an integrative perspective on the learning process with ePortfolios as a key element of that integration (learning and teaching management, social interaction, content creation, user autonomy, learning activities, assessment and openness). In this presentation, we revisit this important work by calling on the new release of the Karuta 3.0 Portfolio Suite for real examples that illustrate a number of the goals initially set by these lenses.

Since its introduction in 2014, Karuta OSP has made enormous progress in capturing and supporting the learning process. The project has been driven by the needs and requests of its community, especially the very active French portfolio community. Taking into account its flexibility, Karuta includes a unique set of capabilities, many that specifically address the facets formulated in design lenses identified back in 2014.

To illustrate the design lenses and facets from a practical perspective, we will show simple working portfolios using Karuta in which:

  • Students can deposit, repurpose and document artifacts in a very simple and flexible way (HEC Montreal, Canada)
  • Students are guided through a very detailed scaffolding process to document their learning journey (Liège, Belgium)
  • Administrators have access to a report of student activities and assessment specifically tailored to the requests of an accreditation body (NBTS, USA)
  • Instructors can create collaboratively learning objectives to be used in the assessment of their students (Nice, France).   

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