Sakai 3 V07


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The latest version of my Sakai 3 presentation. Haven't actually given the presentation with this deck yet. Very similar in content/structure to the one I gave at the 10th Conference in Boston.

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Sakai 3 V07

  1. 1. Sakai 3: An Overview<br />Michael Korcuska<br />Executive Director<br />Sakai Foundation<br />
  2. 2. Sakai 3: Why?<br />Changing expectations<br />Google docs/apps, Social Networking, Web 2.0<br />Success of project sites = Sakai beyond courses<br />New technologies<br />Standards-based, open source projects<br />JCR (Jackrabbit)<br />Open Social (Shindig)<br />Client-side programming<br />JavaScript/AJAX<br />Fluid Project<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Why Now? <br />Proto by Hubert Stoffels<br />The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.<br />John F. Kennedy<br />
  4. 4. What?<br />Photos by Hobvias Sudoneighm,Massimo Valiani, and Mathieu Plourde<br />Functionality & User Experience<br />Technology and Developer Experience<br />Community Practices and Culture<br />
  5. 5. End User perspective<br />Sakai 3<br />
  6. 6. Everything is Content<br />Sakai 3 Themes<br />6<br />Learning Space Construction<br />Breaking the Site Boundary<br />Academic Workflows, not (just) Tools<br />Academic Networking<br />The unSakai<br />
  7. 7. Learning Space Construction<br />Really “Academic Space” Construction<br />Teaching & Learning plus….<br />Research, collaboration and portfolios<br />Principles<br />Overall control in hands of space owner(s)<br />Embrace participant content creation<br />Simple integration of common academic functions<br />1<br />Photos by Cyprien Lomas<br />
  8. 8. Academic Spaces: Building Blocks<br />Simple Content Authoring:<br />Easy page creation (wiki-like)<br />WYSIWYG Editing<br />Templates (page and site)<br />Versioning<br />Enhanced with Academic Functionality<br />Interactive Widgets (e.g. assignments & feedback)<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Everything is Content<br /> Not just files to share<br />Classic “resources” tool in Sakai (of course)<br />Discussion post, user profile, test questions<br />Taggable, searchable, linkable, portable, shareable<br />Unified content repository<br />Content not tied to site<br />Everything in one storage area<br />BUT: Sakai is not a full Content Management System<br />No complex approval workflows<br />No fancy layout capabilities<br />Everyone is an author in Sakai<br />9<br />2<br />
  10. 10. Content Management<br />Sakai2<br />Photo by Desirée Delgado<br />Site A<br />Site B<br />Users find things by remembering what sitethey were in when they saw it.<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Content Management<br />Sakai3<br />Photo by Amy Veeninga<br />Tags: System, Organizational & User<br />Permissions: Who has access, under what conditions<br />Smart Folders<br />Search<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Academic Networking<br />Academic Networking<br />People are important, but “friends” aren’t enough<br />Related content is also relevant, but not the whole story<br />Activity based <br />Who has taken the same classes?<br />Who is reading the same articles? Participating in similar discussions?<br />12<br />3<br />Content<br />People<br />
  13. 13. Academic Networking<br />A platform for exploration<br />We aren’t competing with Facebook<br />We do believe we need to drive R&D in this area<br />Linking networks together<br />Sakai to Sakai<br />Sakai, Moodle, Blackboard, D2L<br />Leveraging existing networks<br />Particularly LinkedIn and Facebook<br />Sharing profile and activity information<br />Creating apps on those platforms<br />Photo by Joël-Evelyñ-FrançoisDézafit-Keltz<br />
  14. 14. The Site Boundary<br />14<br />4<br />All Art Students<br />Studio Art 101<br />User 100<br />User 2<br />User 3<br />User 4<br />User 500<br />.<br />.<br />.<br />User 1<br />User 2<br />User 3<br />User 4<br />User 5<br />.<br />.<br />.<br />Year 1 Art Students<br />Year 1 Art Students<br />Users and groups exist within the context of a site.<br />
  15. 15. Sakai 3 Groups & Sites<br />Groups & Sites managed separately<br />Member of a group – People with something in common<br />Access to a site– Collection of content & functionality<br />Support for hierarchy<br />Art Dept.<br />Art Majors<br />Art Majors<br />Studio 101 Students<br />Studio 101<br />Guest Judges<br />Student Work<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Workflow & Architecture<br />16<br />5<br />Kernel<br />Tool<br />Kernel<br />Service<br />Tool<br />Tool<br />Service<br />Service<br />Kernel<br />Service<br />Service<br />Tool<br />Tool<br />Service<br />Tool<br /><ul><li>Facilitates independent tool development
  17. 17. Resists intuitive workflows
  18. 18. Contributes to inconsistent user experience</li></li></ul><li>Workflow & Architecture<br />17<br />Kernel<br />Workflow<br />Kernel<br />Service<br />Workflow<br />Workflow<br />Service<br />Service<br />Kernel<br />Service<br />Service<br />Workflow<br />Workflow<br />Service<br /><ul><li>Services need to respond to more customers
  19. 19. UX oversight is more complicated
  20. 20. Workflows built across services
  21. 21. Encourages presentation & service separation</li></ul>Workflow<br />
  22. 22. Academic Workflow<br />Beyond Tool Silos<br />Academic work flows often cross tool boundaries<br />Anything can be graded!<br />Anything can be discussed!<br />This exists in Sakai 2<br />But it is too difficult and more needs to be done<br />Example: Instructor puts into syllabus an assignment to create a discussionpost that will be graded.<br />4 tools for both instructors and students!<br />18<br />Photo by Zoom Zoom<br />
  23. 23. Workflow Example<br />19<br />Select text & click “Create Assignment”<br />All<br />Media<br />Images<br /> Videos<br /> Audio<br />Forums<br />Tests<br />Site Pages<br />Polls<br />Jackson Response Forum (3 posts)<br />Create Assignment…<br />Name: Jackson Reading Response<br />Due Date: September 10, 2009<br />Points: 10 (of 150)<br />Type: Individual<br />Description: Respond to the Jackson article in no more than 500 words. Post that response to the class discussion forum.<br />Link To: Select...<br />Class Intro Forum (27 posts)<br />Forums<br /> Edit Assignment Information<br />Some Other Forum (0 posts)<br />Create<br />Cancel<br />Advanced Options…<br />Link to Something<br />Choose<br />New…<br />
  24. 24. Student View<br />20<br />Assignment: Jackson Reading Response<br />Due Date: September 10, 2009 ( due tomorrow)<br />Status: Not submitted<br />Points: 10 possible (of 150).<br />Description: Respond to the Jackson article in no more than 500 words. Post that response to the class discussion forum. Read more…<br />Link(s): Jackson Response Discussion Forum (Create Post…)<br />
  25. 25. Student View, Graded<br />21<br />Assignment: Jackson Reading Response<br />Due Date: September 10, 2009 (due date passed)<br />Status: Submitted and Graded<br />Points: 9/10 (of 150). View feedback<br />Description: Respond to the Jackson article in no more than 500 words. Post that response to the class discussion forum. Read more…<br />Link(s): Jackson Response Discussion Forum (go to Forum now)<br />
  26. 26. The unSakai<br />Multiple Configurations<br />Sakai as CMS<br />Sakai as Collaboration System<br />Sakai as Portfolio System<br />Sakai Integrations<br />Google Applications<br />Social Networks (Open Social, Facebook) <br />22<br />6<br />
  27. 27. The unSakai<br />23<br />Kernel<br />Service<br />Service<br />Service<br />iGoogle<br />Facebook<br />Kernel<br />Service<br />Service<br />Service<br />Documented data feeds allow Sakai to appear anywhere<br />Mobile Apps<br />Windows/Mac Widgets<br />
  28. 28. Sakai 3 Technology<br />Why Sakai 3?<br />
  29. 29. Sakai 3 Technology Goals<br />Scalability<br />Millions of users<br />Developer Productivity<br />Faster builds<br />UX & back-end development separated<br />Code Quality & Maintenance<br />Reliance on other open source efforts<br />Increase unit testing<br />Easier to install/build<br />To improve initial experience for new developers<br />25<br />Photo by Luiz Castro<br />
  30. 30. JCR as Content Store<br />Standards-based<br />JSR 170<br />Ships with Apache Jackrabbit, but can be changed<br />Everything as content<br />Discussion post, User profile information, etc.<br />Components put Content into JCR Content store<br />Sakai Kernel creates relational indices in DB<br />Component doesn’t need to do anything<br />Automatic tracking of most events by kernel<br />26<br />
  31. 31. The Point<br />Don’t write our own code<br />Criteria:<br />Functionality<br />License-compatible open source<br />Open standard<br />Approachable community<br />
  32. 32. JSON<br />Sakai Kernel supports JSON microformat<br />Components use REST calls to interact with Kernel<br />Benefits<br />Back-end services stay Java-based<br />UX programmers more often skilled in JavaScript<br />Easier UX developers can work on Sakai<br />Tools like GWT can be used for Java-based UI<br />Components can be written using other languages<br />28<br />
  33. 33. Community Practices<br />
  34. 34. Community Practices<br />Functional Leadership<br />Design First<br />Minimize Technology Frameworks<br />Quality Focused<br />Unit (and other) Tests<br />
  35. 35. Timelines and adoption<br />
  36. 36. Timelines<br />32<br />2009<br />2010<br />2011<br />2012<br />2013<br />Sakai 2.5<br />Sakai 2.6<br />Sakai 2.7<br />Hybrid<br />Mode<br />Sakai 3.0<br />Official Releases<br />Previews<br />Sakai 2.8?<br />
  37. 37. Adopting Sakai<br />Adopt 2 or 3?<br />Not the first question to answer<br />First Question:<br />Yes! Or probably<br />Do you want to be using Sakai (and be in the community) in the long run?<br />We can help you figure out how to get there<br />
  38. 38. Path to Sakai<br />Straight to 3? Start with 2?<br />It Depends!<br />What did you expect?<br />On what?<br />Your production timeline<br />Your appetite for “.0” software<br />Your functional needs<br />Your support model<br />
  39. 39. Adopting 2 or 3?<br />Sakai 2.6 or 2.7<br />Sakai 2 works well today<br />3 doesn’t exist yet<br />Sakai 2 will be a good path to Sakai 3<br />Bb/WebCT migration to 2 is well known<br />Many will be migrating from Sakai 2 to 3<br />Straight to Sakai 3<br />You don’t have a CMS or you are using something like SharePoint<br />Your production timeline is 2012 or later<br />You have a very strong preference for Sakai 3<br />
  40. 40. Adopting 2 or 3?<br />Maybe the wrong question<br />Adopt both!<br />Hybrid mode<br />Sakai 2 for courses, Sakai 3 for project collaboration<br />Gradually move users to Sakai 3<br />