Educause Sakai Community Update


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This is a presentation that Neal Caidin and I gave at the Blackboard, MoodleRooms, LongSight, rSmart, and Unicon Booths at Educause 2012 on the trade show floor. We both contributed to its content.

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Educause Sakai Community Update

  1. 1. Sakai Community Update Dr. Chuck Severance - Chief Sakai Strategist, Blackboard, University of Michigan Neal Caidin – Sakai CLE Community Coordinator (CLECC)Foundation
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  5. 5. Sakai Project Origins 2003-5 MIT, Michigan, Indiana, Berkeley, Foothill CC, Stanford Replace home grown LMS - sustainability More than an LMS - research collaboration Technical and social support for innovation Sakai Collaboration and Learning Environment Runs at scale, many contributed toolsFoundation Research collaboration uses - UK, US, Australia, Japan
  6. 6. Sakai Foundation - 2005 > Collegiate structure - elected Board, etc Not a software house - coordination, facilitation Infrastructure, licensing, legal, conferences 80 Members (cf 340+ adoptions) A community - a place to find collaborators Executive Director : Ian DolphinFoundation Ian Dolphin <iandolphin@sakaifoundation
  7. 7. Sakai Conference Attendance Worldwide - 400 Europe - 130 Japan - 60 Dubai – 50 South Africa - 60 Mexico - 40 Australia – 50Foundation
  8. 8. Sakai CLE - Overview  Collaborative Learning Environment which includes LMS functionality and research and project collaboration  Educational Community License (ECL) Version 2 – Apache-like  Volunteer-led open source – leadership of the Sakai TCC (Technical Coordination Committee) rotates every six monthsFoundation
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  10. 10. Worldwide Market Penetration 225 reported schools worldwide. Missing some commercial partner customers and other unreported installs. About 300-350 worldwide enterprise installs is a good estimate. nearly complete Sakai hasOne reported install: support for 22 languages One reported install:Argentina, Austria, Argentina, Austria, including Asian languagesBelgium, Germany, Belgium, Germany,Denmark, Algeria, and right-to-left languages. Denmark, Algeria,Guatemala, Hong Kong, Guatemala, Hong Kong,Ireland, Iran, Italy, Korea, Ireland, Iran, Italy, Korea,New Zealand, Puerto New Zealand, Puerto, Romania, Singapore Rico, Romania, Singapore
  11. 11. Top-25 Schools (June 2012) S Cambridge S Michigan * Harvard L Cornell * MIT S-L Johns Hopkins S Yale W McGill S Oxford M+* ETH Sakai 11 W Imperial College London BS Duke Learn 8 W-M University College London W-L Edinburgh WebCt 2 L University of Chicago S Berkeley Moodle 2.5 L University of Pennsylvania WS Hong Kong University Canvas 0 S Columbia University L Toronto S Stanford University L Northwestern M Caltech L-S University of Tokyo L Princeton S ANU
  12. 12. Rutgers University and Stanford University do not have TCC representative s but have made major contributions to Sakai CLEFoundation over the years.
  13. 13. Sakai 2.9 Major UI Improvements New Portal Navigation including Facebook-like Chat Lessons Structured Content IMS Common Cartridge 1.1 Import Significantly New Profile / Social ComponentsFoundation
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  17. 17. Sakai CLE 2.9 – Even More  Significant performance improvements  Hundreds of bug fixes since to CLE 2.8  Significant updates to existing tools including, but not limited to, Resources, Gradebook, Lessons, Samigo Test & Quizzes, Profile, Forums and Messages  Accessibility improvements - 21 tools evaluated for accessibility, Over 4 dozen accessibility improvements, including CK Editor  i18n enhancements (more complete translations,Foundation numbers, dates)
  18. 18. Sakai 2.10 – Potential Road Map  Targeted within-tool UI Issues – user led  Improve scalability and ease of installation  Continued upgrade of Technical Infrastructure – ease of maintenance  Improved Searching capabilities – Elastic Search  Continued improvements for i8n andFoundation Accessibility
  19. 19. A Changing Community StructureFoundation
  20. 20. A New Foundation: Apereo Jasig and Sakai joining forces  Not merging projects - providing a better umbrella foundation  Not changing project governance  Close working relationship with ESUP consortium (France)Foundation  Membership(s) voted November 2, 2012 – Overwhelming approval
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  23. 23. Apereo: Benefits • Experience, mentoring; structured programme of incubation • Individual projects can fund-raise • Coordinated conferences – cross-pollination • SustainabilityFoundation
  24. 24. **** These projects are hypothetical **** Apereo Expansion? Apereo is naturally broader in scope than Sakai or Jasig OpenCast – Open Source Video System ? Stanford’s Class2Go – Open Source MOOC ? ELMS – Drupal-bases LMS Penn State) ? Readium – Open Source EPUB3 Reader ?Foundation ... **** These projects are hypothetical ****
  25. 25. Summary – Sakai 2.9 is a mature open source enterprise learning management system Sakai 2.9 is strong alongside Moodle, Learn, Desire2Learn, and Canvas Sakai 2.9 is open source and open community Increasing adoption – particularly internationallyFoundation
  26. 26. Open and Community Source Open and Community Source Reception Reception at Educause at Educause Sponsored by Sponsored by Jasig and the Sakai Foundation Jasig and the Sakai Foundation Thursday November 8, 2012 Thursday November 8, 2012 6:30-7:30 PM 6:30-7:30 PM Mineral Hall A, Level 3 Mineral Hall A, Level 3Foundation Denver Hyatt Convention Center Denver Hyatt Convention Center
  27. 27. Sakai CLE - Getting Involved Home: Wiki: Issue tracker: Mailing lists: