Introducing Sakai: The safe, cost effective
choice in today’s turbulent LMS market

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Agenda
                                          Mike Zackrison
‣   LMS Landscape                         VP of Marketing,...
Turbulence in the LMS market

                     ‣   The Bb / Angel Acquisition:
      75
                         ‣   $...
Budget Cuts, 2008
     percentage of institutions reporting budget reductions for academic
     computing over prior year ...
Rising Use of IT in Instruction
Learning Management Tools (CMS/LMS)
       percentage of courses using CMS/LMS by sector, ...
Open Source LMS Deployment, 2007-2008
         percentages by sector, 2007 vs. 2008
   30
                                ...
Migrating to Open Source ERP Apps by 2013?
 percentage reporting very likely to migrate by sector, 2008
 (scale score: 1=n...
Sakai: The Community
• Collaborative educational software initiative
  between Michigan, Indiana, MIT and                 ...
Open Source Model: Licensing

OPEN LICENSING — Sakai’s software is
made available under the terms of the ECL, a
variant of...
Sakai: The Community
   ~300 Production and Pilot Instances on 6 continents
               Sample Implementations Worldwid...
Sakai: The Safe Haven

‣   Foundation owns the IP and Trademarks
    ‣   Can’t be acquired

‣   The unbundling of software...
rSmart: A Sakai Commercial Affiliate
About rSmart
Supporting Open Source Innovations in Education

We are the leading open source application software
company ...
About rSmart’s Business and Offerings
                                                                       OS Adoption S...
rSmart “Supported” Open Source Customers
‣ AMDG, Inc.                   ‣ IHEP                                 ‣ Portland ...
rSmart / Sakai Value Proposition

‣   Outstanding product
‣   Community innovation
‣   Open source freedom (and
    safety...
Examples of License Fee Savings


                     *                                             *




               ...
Sakai: The Software
‣ Next generation collaboration and learning environment
     ‣ Teaching, Learning, Scholarly Collabor...
Sakai: The Software


            Teaching &         ePortfolios
             Learning




                  Groups and Pr...
rSmart Sakai CLE Demo
Try Sakai for Yourself

       On our server       On your server




                           www.rsmart.com
      mysa...
Getting Started with Sakai
rSmart Sakai CLE Adoption Package
‣   Includes:

        Software Support                         ‣   Services and Trainin...
Questions and Contact
                    TRY SAKAI
                                       Don’t miss:
                   ...
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Slides from a webinar hosted shortly after the Blackboard acquisition of ANGEL Learning was announced. The LMS market is in flux. Sakai presents a stable, cost effective choice with rSmart's support.

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Sakai Safe Choice In Turbulent Times

  1. 1. Introducing Sakai: The safe, cost effective choice in today’s turbulent LMS market Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  2. 2. Agenda Mike Zackrison ‣ LMS Landscape VP of Marketing, rSmart ‣ Introduction to Sakai the community Spencer Harris Education Consultant, rSmart ‣ Introduction to rSmart ‣ Introduction to Sakai the software ‣ Sakai demonstration ‣ How to get started with Sakai ‣ Q&A
  3. 3. Turbulence in the LMS market ‣ The Bb / Angel Acquisition: 75 ‣ $95 mil. ($80m cash / $15m BBBB) % ‣ Angel had ~400 clients, trailing 12 mo. rev of $22mil ‣ Bb paid ~$238K per Angel client ‣ Avg. rev per client ~$55K ‣ Avg. Bb rev per client: $63K ‣ Deal suggests a defensive move to limit choice in market
  4. 4. Budget Cuts, 2008 percentage of institutions reporting budget reductions for academic computing over prior year funding, 2000 - 2008 70 2000 2008 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Public Research Private Public 4-Yr. Private 4-Yr. Community Universities Research Colleges Colleges Colleges Universities Source: The Campus Computing Project
  5. 5. Rising Use of IT in Instruction Learning Management Tools (CMS/LMS) percentage of courses using CMS/LMS by sector, 2000-2008 70 2000 2008 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Public Research Private Research Public 4-Yr. Private 4-Yr. Community Universities Universities Colleges Colleges Colleges Source: The Campus Computing Project
  6. 6. Open Source LMS Deployment, 2007-2008 percentages by sector, 2007 vs. 2008 30 2007 2008 25 20 15 10 5 0 Public Research Private Research Public 4-Yr. Private 4-Yr. Community Universities Universities Colleges Colleges Colleges Source: The Campus Computing Project
  7. 7. Migrating to Open Source ERP Apps by 2013? percentage reporting very likely to migrate by sector, 2008 (scale score: 1=not likely; 7=highly likely; data for scores of 6 or 7) 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 LMS Content Student Info Finance Research HR Development Mgmt System Mgmt Public Research Private Research Public 4-Year Private 4-Year Community Universities Universities Colleges Colleges Colleges Source: The Campus Computing Project
  8. 8. Sakai: The Community • Collaborative educational software initiative between Michigan, Indiana, MIT and Academic Stanford, funded by Mellon Foundation Institutions • Membership ~ 120 academic institutions and 15 commercial affiliates around the Standards world Non-profits Bodies • Project activities coordinated by the Sakai Foundation, a non-profit 501 (C3), charged with ensuring viability of community and Commercial software Enterprises • 9 product releases since 2004
  9. 9. Open Source Model: Licensing OPEN LICENSING — Sakai’s software is made available under the terms of the ECL, a variant of the Apache license. NO FEES OR ROYALTIES — Sakai is free to acquire, use, copy, modify, merge, publish, redistribute & sublicense for any purpose provided our copyright notice & disclaimer are included. EDUCATIONAL CANNOT BE SOLD! – Because of its COMMUNITY LICENSE licensing and Sakai Foundation’s ownership (ECL) of copyrights and trademarks, Sakai cannot be sold to other entities!
  10. 10. Sakai: The Community ~300 Production and Pilot Instances on 6 continents Sample Implementations Worldwide with Approximate Size Institutions Users Indiana, UNISA 130,000+ Michigan 60,000+ UC Berkeley, Cape Town, Etudes Consortium, New England (AU), 11,000 - 50,000 Valencia, Virginia Tech, Yale, Cerritos College, University of Hawaii, RINET Cambridge University, Radford, Charles Sturt, Fernando Pessoa, 1,000 - 10,000 Lleida, Mount Holyoke, Northwestern, Rice, Roskilde, Saginaw Valley, UC Merced, Whitman, Arteveldehogeschool, eTech Ohio, Columbia Earth Institute, Limerick, Marist College, University of Baltimore, Chadron State College, Seton Hall University Corporations: Performance Learning Systems, Holmes Corporation RED = rSmart supported Sakai user
  11. 11. Sakai: The Safe Haven ‣ Foundation owns the IP and Trademarks ‣ Can’t be acquired ‣ The unbundling of software code from software support ‣ Provides many support alternatives – self support, commercial support, hybrids ‣ Allows continuity in the event of a support disruption ‣ Forces commercial support providers to focus on providing great support
  12. 12. rSmart: A Sakai Commercial Affiliate
  13. 13. About rSmart Supporting Open Source Innovations in Education We are the leading open source application software company serving the education market. It’s our passion Open Source Projects and only focus. We package, certify, service, and support a suite of enterprise financial, collaboration and learning applications that power the Education Enterprise. We have been instrumental in establishing and sustaining some of the most visible open source projects in education.
  14. 14. About rSmart’s Business and Offerings OS Adoption Services Perceived lack of support • Installation is a primary barrier to open source (OS) • Configuration adoption • Customization • Integration • Training • Consulting • Hosting rSmart enables institutions to consume Sakai as they would any software product
  15. 15. rSmart “Supported” Open Source Customers ‣ AMDG, Inc. ‣ IHEP ‣ Portland State University ‣ University of Baltimore ‣ Antioch University ‣ Iowa State University ‣ Radford University ‣ University of Connecticut ‣ Bentley College ‣ RI.NET ‣ University of Hawaii ‣ITT Educational Services ‣ Boston University ‣ Rider University ‣ University of Houston Clear Lake ‣ Jupiter Innovations ‣ Carnegie Mellon University ‣ Ross Institute ‣ University of Limerick ‣ Kapiolani’ CC ‣ Cerritos College ‣ Rutgers University ‣ UNC Chapel Hill ‣ La Salle University ‣ Chadron State College ‣ San Joaquin Delta College ‣ USC ‣ Marist College ‣ Charles Sturt University ‣ Seton Hall University ‣ U Penn ‣ MCC BII ‣ Colorado State University ‣ Shepherd University ‣ University of Windsor ‣ Cornell University ‣ Mesa Community College ‣ Star Academy ‣ University of Wyoming ‣ eTech Ohio Commission ‣ National Healthcare Group ‣ Strathmore University ‣ Virginia Tech Singapore ‣ Embanet ‣ TAFE ‣ West Liberty University ‣ Naval Postgraduate School ‣ Georgetown ‣ University of Arizona ‣ WSU Vancouver ‣ Oregon Health & Science University ‣ Hebrew Union College ‣ UC Irvine ‣ UC Merced
  16. 16. rSmart / Sakai Value Proposition ‣ Outstanding product ‣ Community innovation ‣ Open source freedom (and safety) ‣ Commercial support ‣ Superior value
  17. 17. Examples of License Fee Savings * * http://www.rsmart.com/sakai/learn-more/pricing * *Includes cost of hosting.
  18. 18. Sakai: The Software ‣ Next generation collaboration and learning environment ‣ Teaching, Learning, Scholarly Collaboration, Research, (LMS, CMS, CLE, VLE, VRE) ‣ Built by the world’s leading educational institutions ‣ By and for Education - Enlightened self-interest ‣ Unmatched innovation in OS software development ‣ 4 years, 9 releases,over 60 tools (wiki, blog, podcasting, portfolio, polls, web services, gallery, statistics, grad tools, evaluations, online live meeting, forums, assessment, reporting) ‣ Enterprise ready (performs w/ 130,000 users, enterprise integrations, contemporary code / architecture) ‣ Freely available under an OS license
  19. 19. Sakai: The Software Teaching & ePortfolios Learning Groups and Projects
  20. 20. rSmart Sakai CLE Demo
  21. 21. Try Sakai for Yourself On our server On your server www.rsmart.com mysakai.rsmart.com
  22. 22. Getting Started with Sakai
  23. 23. rSmart Sakai CLE Adoption Package ‣ Includes: Software Support ‣ Services and Training ‣ Hosting* ‣ Configuration requirements session (onsite) ‣ Six months standard support ‣ Functional and admin training (onsite) ‣ Up to 500 users ‣ Branding and skinning ‣ Ability to expand as needed ‣ LDAP integration *Can be deployed onsite if preferred ‣ SIS integration Cost: $25K Timeline: 4 to 6 weeks ‣ Installation
  24. 24. Questions and Contact TRY SAKAI Don’t miss: Campus Technology Webinar Featuring Marist College on our server May 20, 2009 10th Sakai Conference Boston, MA July 7 - 10, 2009 mysakai.rsmart.com Contact us: on your server Mike Zackrison mikez@rsmart.com Spencer Harris spencer.harris@rsmart.com General www.rsmart.com info@rsmart.com

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