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Sakai: The First Ten Years and the Next Ten Years

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This is a talk I gave to the Sakai South Africa User's Group via the web March 5, 2013 because I could not go due to a conflict with SXSW.

This is a talk I gave to the Sakai South Africa User's Group via the web March 5, 2013 because I could not go due to a conflict with SXSW.

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    Sakai: The First Ten Years and the Next Ten Years Sakai: The First Ten Years and the Next Ten Years Presentation Transcript

    • The First Ten YearsandThe Next* Ten YearsTen YearsTen YearsDr. Charles SeveranceUniversity of Michigan School of InformationBlackboard Chief Sakai StrategistX* Some ideas about the next ten years
    • DArcy Normans Law ofeLearning Tool ConverganceAny eLearning tool, no matter howopenly designed, will eventuallybecome indistinguishable from aLearning Management System oncea threshold of supported use-caseshas been reached.http://darcynorman.net/2013/02/15/normans-law-of-elearning-tool-convergence/
    • http://www.deltainitiative.com/bloggers/state-of-the-higher-education-lms-market-a-graphical-view
    • http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/11/07/tech-officials-weigh-big-data-moocs-and-open-source
    • 1.0 1.52.02.92.82.72.62.5X
    • Sakai 2.9• Out first release where the overall UI ismarket leading out of the box• Our first release with structured content(LessonBuilder)• Our first release with support for IMSinteroperability standards
    • Sakai 2.9 - Our first "LMS"
    • Sakai is Not a Clone• Still far and away the best at combiningresearch, collaboration, and learning• Most powerful / flexible role system• Highly customizable for local needs• Real Apache-Style open source
    • Open-Open-OpenRutgers University and StanfordUniversity do not have TCCrepresentatives but have mademajor contributions to Sakaiover the years.
    • What might*we see NeXT?* This is just one persons ramblings...X
    • A New Strategy• With Sakai 2.9, we could actually relax for awhile - it is a solid and beautiful product• When you have a solid product in hand,your thinking and planning changes fromfilling gaping holes to polishing andreinforcement• You can take more risks...X
    • Some Rumblings...• Amsterdam, Montreal, UPMC are all doingMOOC experiments with Sakai....• Two new search technologies: SOLR fromOxford and ElasticSearch from rSmart• Complete sakai.web tool replacement• KNL-1011 - SiteService CachingPerformance ImprovementX
    • Sakai.X• We can attack larger and larger areas thatneed improvement in Sakai if we worktogether in larger teams• Get a collective focus on fewer, larger, moreimpactful improvements.• Fix things we never thought could be fixed- sticky sessions as an example...X
    • What might be in Sakai.X?• Big, fast, powerful, scalable Sakai CLE.• Scalable to millions of users• Spin up spin down instances easily• Easy upgrades - continuous migration....• Software as Service ModelX
    • When is Sakai.X?• I dont know when - we will knowcollectively• Once we start, it might be 2 years betweenmajor Sakai releases• We will make bold changes and thencollectively test and validate those changestogether...X
    • This is just an idea...• I have no resources other than my ownspare time...• I cannot make this happen - I can onlypresent an idea and see if people resonatewith that idea...
    • Thank you for yourtime..