Sakai Learning Capabilities Design Lenses Working Group
The Design Lenses are being used to inform new development of the Sakai CLE and the Sakai OAE.
The Lenses and Facets aim to capture not just what teachers and learners need or want today in terms of learning capabilities but what we as a community believe they will need and want in the future. In a sense, these promote not just traditional uses of the CLE but those more innovative and forward-looking uses.
Each Design Lens is not an area of functionality, but rather a perspective from which the entire system should be considered. Facets are defined in general and also in relation to desired outcomes in Sakai. All lenses and facets need to be considered when working on any new functionality in Sakai.
The ability to support portfolio workflows is a key driver and a special concern for the new Sakai Open Academic Environment (OAE). The Teaching and Learning group emphasizes the need for integrated capabilities for the creation of portfolios that include collecting, re-purposing, tagging, organizing, and reflecting upon artifacts of learning from across the entire environment.
Provisional personas, user scenarios, manifestos, and user journeys are possible work for the future. The Teaching and Learning Group would like to focus on those deemed most useful by the designers, developers, the product council, and the general community.