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Slide deck from the "New to Sakai?" pre-conference workshop at the 10th Sakai Conference, Cambridge, MA, USA. Peter Knoop (Sakai Foundation and University of Michigan) and Amy Neymeyr (Indiana University) facilitated the session.

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New To Sakai

  1. 1. New to Sakai?<br />Peter Knoop, University of Michigan<br />Amy Neymeyr, Indiana University<br />
  2. 2. Peter Knoop<br />Project Coordinator – Sakai Foundation<br />Research Investigator – University of Michigan<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Peter Knoop<br />Project Coordinator – Sakai Foundation<br />Research Investigator – University of Michigan<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Amy Neymeyr<br />July 2009<br />4<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br /><ul><li>Indiana University – IT Training and Education
  5. 5. Then:
  6. 6. Creating/maintaining end-user support documentation
  7. 7. Now:
  8. 8. Quality Assurance testing
  9. 9. Developing functional requirements</li></li></ul><li>Agenda<br />
  10. 10. Logistics<br />Bathrooms are located near the foot of the escalators in the lobby…<br />Break at 3:00-3:15pm<br />Wi-Fi <br />Sakai <br />sakai123<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />6<br />
  11. 11. How are you? Why are you Here?<br />Name?<br />Affiliation?<br />Role?<br />Previous knowledge of Sakai?<br />Interest in Sakai?<br />Favorite thing to do in Boston?<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />7<br />
  12. 12. Overview of Sakai<br />What is Sakai?<br />History<br />Getting Involved<br />
  13. 13. What is Sakai?<br />The Sakai CLE is a flexible, enterprise application that supports teaching, learning and scholarly collaboration in either fully or partially online environments. The Sakai CLE is distributed as free, open-source software, which offers the ultimate in flexibility and avoids the risks of vendor lock-in and escalating license costs. <br />Built by educators for educators.<br />Foundation<br />Software<br />Community<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />9<br />
  14. 14. Brief History of Sakai<br />1990’s Research projects and home-grown efforts<br />2000’s Recognition of a common needs, shared resources (not just dev, but help)<br />2003 Mellon Grant<br />UM, IU, Stanford, MIT<br />Pick best-of-breed (CHEF)<br />Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai<br />2005 Non-profit<br />
  15. 15. Sakai (the Foundation) is…<br />…a member-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation engaged in the collaborative design, development and distribution of open-source software for education, research and related scholarly activities. <br />…supported by voluntary partner contributions (Sakai Partners Program)<br />…governed by a ten-member Board of Directors elected by Sakai Partners<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />11<br />
  16. 16. Sakai Foundation Staff<br />Executive Director – Michael Korcuska<br />Project Coordinator – Peter Knoop<br />Community Coordinator – Anthony Whyte<br />QA Director – Pete Peterson<br />Admin Coordinator – Mary Miles<br />Welcome!<br />Product Manager – Clay Fenlason <br />Communications Manager – Pieter Hartsook<br />Sakai Board:<br />John Norman, Chair<br />Josh Baron<br />Lois Brooks<br />Clay Fenlason<br />Josh Hardin<br />Stephen Marquard<br />Lance Speelmon<br />Jutta Treviranus<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />12<br />
  17. 17. Role of the Sakai Foundation<br />Oversee Sakai&apos;s intellectual property. <br />Encourage community-building between academic institutions, non-profits and commercial organizations.<br />Promote Sakai and the wider adoption of open-source standards and approaches within higher education.<br />Coordinates software development, quality assurance and distribution. <br />Manage Sakai’s conferences and meetings.<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />13<br />
  18. 18. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />14<br />
  19. 19. Sakai (the Software) is…<br />… a Collaboration and Learning Environment – CLE (or LMS, CMS…)<br />…an enterprise-ready collaboration and courseware management platform that provides users with a suite of learning, portfolio, library, project and research tools<br />…open-Source – free to download, customize, and contribute…<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />15<br />
  20. 20. Licensing<br />EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY LICENSE — Sakai’s software is licensed under the terms of the ECL, a variant of the Apache license. The ECL encourages a wide range of use including the production of derivative work in the commercial space. <br />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 in all copies of the original or derivative work(s).<br />NO “COPYLEFT” RESTRICTIONS — unlike GPL redistributed derivative works are neither required to adopt the Sakai license nor publish the source code as open-source.<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />16<br />
  21. 21. Technical Goals<br />SCALABILITY/RELIABILTY — build enterprise-level software; support &gt; 100,000 users in clustered environments; promote high availability and performance optimization.<br />EXTENSIBLITY — build in component-based expansion with class loader isolation.<br />FLEXIBLITY — simplify local customizations, including internationalization.<br />INTEROPERABLITY/INTEGRATION — achieve seamless integration across tools and systems when appropriate; data interoperability and ability to extend Sakai via web services.<br />SEPARATION OF CONCERNS — maintain clear abstraction boundaries between tools, services, framework, & presentation.<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />17<br />
  22. 22. Architecture<br />FRAMEWORK (SAF)— registrar for tools & services; provider of common services; no knowledge of domain objects.<br />SERVICES— provide business logic & persistence mechanisms; service-to-service communication via documented APIs; presentation agnostic.<br />TOOLS— define presentation; exhibit no persistence; discover implementations of APIs at run time using Spring Framework or the Sakai ComponentManager.<br />AGGREGATOR/PORTAL — orchestrates tool placement & configures final UI; receives & dispatches requests to tools after setting properties like “context.”<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />18<br />Presentation Services (SAF)<br />WS Client<br />Presentation abstraction<br />Abstract Tool Layout (JSP)<br />Axis (SAF)<br />Tool Code (Java)<br />WS Endpoint<br />Service Interface (APIs)<br />Application Services<br />Common Services (SAF)<br />
  23. 23. Sakai “Project” Nomenclature<br />Past (Tools & Services)<br />Contrib<br />Provisional<br />Core<br />Future (Capabilities)<br />R&D<br />Incubation<br />Project<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />19<br />
  24. 24. Tools, Services, and Capabilities<br />Much of today will be a chance to see and try out the current version of Sakai<br />More soon…<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />20<br />
  25. 25. Sakai Release Timelines<br />Project Coordination meetings at Conferences (Monday and Saturday)…<br />Releases supported for two-years; longer, if sufficient community interest and involvement<br />Sakai 2.5 – Current recommended release is 2.5.4<br />Sakai 2.6 – Right after conference will be 2.6.0<br />Sakai 2.7 – early-2010?<br />Sakai 3.0 – 2011/2012? (Early-adopters early-2010?)<br />Sakai 2.4 – To be deprecated with 2.6 release<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />21<br />
  26. 26. Sakai Release Timelines<br />Periodic Maintenance Releases<br />Maintenance Branches (2.4.x, 2.5.x, 2.6.x)<br />2.5.5 – right after conference<br />2.6.1 – in a couple months?<br />Security Patches<br />Advanced Notification<br />Security Contact List<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />22<br />
  27. 27. What is Sakai 2.6?<br />Evolutionary step from 2.5 (most robust, stable, widely used release to-date)<br />No major UI changes (need to update support documentation minimized)<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />23<br />
  28. 28. Key 2.6 Enhancements<br />Sakai 2.6 Overview <br />http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/x/BoA0<br />Highlights<br />Separate Kernel 1.0 Release<br />“Student View”<br />Site creation templates<br />Added db2 and WebSphere support<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />24<br />
  29. 29. Enhanced for 2.6<br />Tools<br />Assignments<br />Calendar Summary<br />Citations<br />Email Archive<br />Gradebook<br />Messages<br />Portfolio (OSP)<br />Preferences<br />Resources<br />Schedule<br />Tests & Quizzes (a.k.a.Samigo)<br />Worksite Setup/Site Info<br />Services<br />component<br />Content Hosting Service<br />course-management <br />email<br />emailtemplateservice<br />entitybroker<br />JSF<br />Web services <br />25<br />29-Apr-2009<br />
  30. 30. Tools with Bug-Fixes only for 2.6<br />Announcements<br />Chat<br />Help<br />Linktool<br />Login<br />Membership<br />Metaobj<br />MOTD (Message-of-the-Day)<br />MyWorkspace<br />News (RSS)<br />On-Line<br />Podcasts<br />Post&apos;em<br />PreferAble<br />Presence<br />Reset Password<br />Roster<br />Search<br />Section Info<br />SUTool<br />Syllabus<br />Tab Management<br />Users<br />Web Content<br />Worksite Information<br />26<br />29-Apr-2009<br />
  31. 31. Services with Bug-Fixes only for 2.6<br />Access<br />Alias<br />Authz<br />Build<br />Calendar<br />Content-Review<br />Courier<br />Database<br />Entity<br />Event<br />IMSTI<br />JCR<br />Memory<br />Portlet<br />Privacy<br />Profile<br />Quartz Scheduler<br />Realms<br />Reports<br />Rights<br />Site<br />Sites<br />Skins<br />Test Harness<br />Tool<br />Util<br />Velocity<br />WebDAV<br />WSRP<br />27<br />29-Apr-2009<br />
  32. 32. Services moved to Kernel 1.0<br />alias<br />authz<br />cluster<br />component<br />content<br />db<br />email<br />entity<br />event<br />JCR<br />memory<br />site<br />tool<br />user<br />util<br />28<br />29-Apr-2009<br />
  33. 33. What is 2.7?<br />Initial call posted for ideas…<br />Evaluate based on community interest, community experience, project team support, compatibility, integration, robustness, scalability, accessibility, internationalization, design review, etc. – Sakai Product Council<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />29<br />
  34. 34. Suggestions so far 2.7<br />Wiki rich-text editor (2.6.1?)<br />Assignments 2<br />Gradebook 2<br />Site hierarchy support<br />Forums enhancements<br />Simple Content Authoring<br />Look for announcements after conference…<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />30<br />
  35. 35. What is Sakai 3.0?<br />Friday is “Sakai 3 Day”<br />New Paradigms<br />Everything is content<br />Capability-focused<br />Independence of user, groups, sites, and content<br />New Development Processes<br />Increase cross-institutional participation<br />Sakai Product Council<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />31<br />
  36. 36. Sakai (the Community) is…<br />…a global, diverse group of individuals and organizations interested in and motivated to support Sakai the software and each other.<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />32<br />
  37. 37. Sakai Partners Program<br />SPP provides the intellectual, human and financial capital necessary to support both the foundation and the work of the community. <br />Foundation governance<br />Help determine priorities for the community<br />Work cooperatively in every phase of Sakai&apos;s software production process. <br />Membership in the Sakai Partners Program is optional and is open to academic institutions, non-profits and commercial organizations committed to Sakai&apos;s community-source vision of open-source software development and distribution. <br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />33<br />
  38. 38. Sakai Partners Program<br />Regular membership: $10,000 per year (less than 3000 student enrollment in largest semester, $5000/year)<br />Sakai Commercial Affiliate (SCA) membership fees based on a sliding scale: $2000 per $1 million in revenues (minimum of $2000/maximum of $10,000)<br />20% discount for three-year memberships<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />34<br />
  39. 39. Sakai Fellowship Awards<br />Acknowledge, celebrate and reward the valuable and significant Sakai volunteer contributors in all areas of Sakai.<br />2009 Sakai Fellows:<br />Ian Boston, University of Cambridge <br />Jean-François Lévêque, Université Pierre et Marie Curie<br />Nicolaas Matthijs, University of Cambridge<br />Mathieu Plourde, University of Delaware<br />Janice A. Smith, Three Canoes Consulting<br />Steve Swinsburg, Lancaster University<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />35<br />
  40. 40. Community Communications<br />Where to “listen”?<br />Announcements email list<br />Newsletter (job postings, excerpts from email lists)<br />Where to “speak”?<br />Community Email lists<br />Wiki (Confluence)<br />Conferences, Workshops, Meet-Ups, User Groups, etc.<br />Where to “research”?<br />Email list archives, Website, Wiki (Confluence)<br />New Communications Manager<br />
  41. 41. Community Themes<br />Email lists, Conference Tracks, Wiki Spaces, etc.<br />Building Sakai<br />Deploying Sakai<br />Using Sakai<br />
  42. 42. Building Sakai<br />sakai-dev@collab.sakaiproject.org<br />Designing, developing, testing, and documenting Sakai <br />learn about the technical details of building tools or integrating services<br />find guidelines for design and development of tools and services<br />locate technical specifications<br />learn about plans for future releases<br />For designers, programmers, developers, and quality assurance<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />38<br />
  43. 43. Deploying Sakai<br />production@collab.sakaiproject.org<br />Implementing, installing, configuring, and supporting Sakai<br />find release documentation<br />learn about performance tuning<br />browse suggested hardware and software configurations<br />share examples of training, tutorial and support materials<br />For system administrators, database administrators, and technical support staff<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />39<br />
  44. 44. Using Sakai<br />sakai-user@collab.sakaiproject.org<br />Teaching and learning, collaboration, and other uses of Sakai<br />learn about best practices<br />share experience<br />connect with user communities with similar interests, K-12, Higher-Ed, Portfolios<br />For teachers, staff, students, researchers, instructional designers, instructional technologists and end-user support staff<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />40<br />
  45. 45. Project Wiki - Confluence<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />41<br />
  46. 46. Getting Involved…<br />Development Process<br />Evolving for Sakai 3 (and Sakai 2.7)<br />Everyone should be involved, including end-users, end-user support, instructional designers/technologists, and system/database administrators<br />Key are the resource-controllers and the Product Council<br />Foundation is there only to coordinate<br />New Requirements Process (product and community much more mature now)<br />Community Support<br />Ask and answer questions on the email lists<br />Help contribute and maintain wiki content and documentation<br />
  47. 47. Agenda<br />
  48. 48. Time for some best practices…<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />44<br />
  49. 49. Agenda<br />
  50. 50. Time for some best practices……Portfolios…<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />46<br />
  51. 51. Introduction to the<br />Open Source Portfolio <br />Janice Smith<br />Three Canoes<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />
  52. 52. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />The ePortfolio Process<br />Collect informationon yourself andyour learning<br />Connect with othersby sharing your portfolio and receiving their feedback<br />Collection<br />(Integrative<br /> Learning)<br />(Social Learning)<br />Selection<br />Connection<br />Reflection<br />Select informationyou want to sharewith specific audiencesvia a portfolio<br />Reflect upon themeaning of what you sharein relation to who you areand who you want to become<br />(Reflective Learning)<br />A continuously iterative process<br />
  53. 53. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />Three ePortfolio Archetypes<br />Examples from the rSmart CLE Portfolio Showcase, http://www.rsmart.com/portfolios<br />
  54. 54. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />ePortfolio Archetypes - I<br />ePortfolios for Personal Representation<br />Have a developmental focus<br />Guide students in collecting information about themselves<br />Assist students in managing their virtual identity<br />Examples include:<br />Resumes<br />Professional Portfolios<br />Narrative Portfolios<br />
  55. 55. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />ePortfolio Archetypes – II<br />ePortfolios for Teaching and Learning<br />Have an educational focus<br />Guide students in creating and submitting portfolio-worthy evidence<br />Evidence is linked to and evaluated according to standards, outcomes, objectives<br />Examples include:<br />General Education portfolios<br />Disciplinary Portfolios<br />Co-Curricular Transcripts<br />
  56. 56. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />ePortfolio Archetypes - III<br />ePortfolios for Assessment and Accreditation<br />Focus on acquisition of assessment data for purposes of accreditation<br />Are usually combined with portfolios for teaching and learning<br />User reports to aggregate and analyze assessment data and identify representative artifacts of learning<br />Examples include portfolios for:<br />Assessing institutional outcomes<br />Assessing disciplinary outcomes<br />Combination of the above<br />
  57. 57. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />Sakai Portfolio Tools<br />Styles<br />Portfolio Layouts<br />Portfolios<br />Portfolio Templates<br />Reports<br />Goal Management<br />Data Points<br />Portfolio Sites<br />Resources<br />Forms<br />Matrices<br />Wizards<br />Glossary<br />Evaluations<br />
  58. 58. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />OSP Tool Interactions<br />
  59. 59. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />Portfolio Sites<br />Differentiated from course / project sites<br />Specifically dedicated to portfolio work<br />Specialized tools/roles /permissions<br />Portfolio tools also available for course and project sites<br />
  60. 60. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />Forms<br />Created with xsd via Forms tool<br />xsd may be generated using Form Builder tool<br />Available for export/import<br />Accessed through and stored in Resources<br />Used for<br />Providing reflection prompts<br />Offering feedback and evaluation<br />Structuring participant content<br />Matrices<br />Wizards<br />Portfolios<br />
  61. 61. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />Wizards<br />Allow the creation of a series of screens to &quot;scaffold&quot; users through the process of entering the data to use in creating portfolios<br />Two types of wizards in OSP:<br />Sequential Wizards <br />A set of pages presented one after the other.<br />Hierarchical wizards<br />A nested tree of categories and pages<br />Wizard pages can include guidance (instructions, rationale and examples) for the portfolio user<br />Creators of wizards can add forms to wizard pages to prompt portfolio owners, reviewers and evaluators to provide<br />Evidence and documentation of learning<br />Reflections<br />Feedback<br />Evaluations<br />
  62. 62. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />Wizard Pages<br />The designer may also allow users to attach files to individual forms.<br />
  63. 63. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />Matrices<br />Matrices are a type of wizard<br />Matrix cells are almost identical to wizard pages<br />Matrices allow:<br />Application of styles<br />Customization of<br />Rows and columns<br />For each cell<br />Instruction, rationale, examples<br />Progression across cell<br />Reflection<br />Feedback<br />Evaluation<br />
  64. 64. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />Matrices<br />
  65. 65. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />Evaluations<br />Instructor resource for receiving student submissions of matrix cells and wizard pages<br />Allow instructors to submit evaluations without accessing matrix or wizard<br />Instructors with permission may also access matrices and wizards of individual students via drop-down menus in matrix and wizard tools<br />
  66. 66. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />Portfolios<br />May be created from portfolio templates<br />May also be created freeform by user<br />User selects content and applies style and layout<br />Choice of styles and layouts supplied by site organizer or portfolio admin<br />Resume Portfolio<br />created using a portfolio template<br />
  67. 67. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />Matrix Portfolio<br />Created from the data within a matrix<br />
  68. 68. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />Co-Curricular Transcript<br />May be created with<br />or without a matrix<br />
  69. 69. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />Portfolio Templates<br />Created with .xml and used to structure and display student evidence of learning<br />according to the student’s choice of audience..<br />
  70. 70. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />Reports<br />Require use of report templates (definitions)<br />Templates specify data to be collected<br />Data may be displayed, printed, and/or exported<br />May be created using<br />Sakai Reports tool<br />New OSP data warehouse organization for extracting form data available Fall 2009<br />Integration of Pentajo open source reporting application with Sakai<br />Direct SQL query of OSP data warehouse tables<br />Community seeking database experts to finish structuring XML data in OSP data warehouse for forms and other data structures<br />
  71. 71. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />Portfolio Admin<br />Site with admin tools for portfolios<br />Allows membership in site for use of admin tools<br />Houses global<br />Forms<br />Glossary items<br />Portfolio Layouts<br />Styles<br />Report templates (definitions)<br />
  72. 72. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />Challenges to Using OSP<br />Functional knowledge of the tools and how they work together<br />Takes significant time to understand<br />Much of that time will be spent unproductively<br />Technical knowledge<br />Not every shop understands the XML stack, or how to apply the knowledge to OSP<br />Where the technical knowledge exists, the connection to the pedagogy may not be there<br />Portfolio implementations are much more than tech projects <br />Ongoing leadership is essential in sustaining the effort into the future<br />
  73. 73. July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />OSP Community Resources<br />OSP Community<br />http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/OSP/Project+--+Portfolio<br />Weekly phone conference, listserv, OSP documentation and resources<br />OSP Community Library<br />http://openedpractices.org/<br />Use cases and data structures for export<br />Sakai Confluence<br />http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/confluence<br />OSP documentation and resources<br />rSmart CLE Portfolio Showcase <br />http://www.rsmart.com/portfolios<br />Three archetypal portfolio implementations with data structures for export<br />Three Canoes Consulting<br />http://threecanoes.com<br />Services for Sakai/OSP implementation<br />
  74. 74. Agenda<br />
  75. 75. Time for some best practices……Continued…<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />71<br />
  76. 76. Agenda<br />
  77. 77. Time for Deployment Stories…<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />73<br />
  78. 78. Deployment Experiences<br />Integration<br />Migration<br />Support<br />Marist College<br />Texas State University<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />74<br />
  79. 79. Marist CollegeSakai Transition Overview<br />Josh BaronDirector<br />Academic Technology and eLearning<br />
  80. 80. Marist College Snapshot<br />Comprehensive liberal arts college <br />Located in Poughkeepsie, New York<br />5700 FTE students, 200 full-time faculty, 500 part-time faculty<br />Reputation as technology innovator<br />Strategic plan calls for growth in distance learning<br />
  81. 81. iLearn (Sakai) Environment<br />Blade 64 bit servers (2 app, web, & database)<br />Running Linux, Apache, Tomcat, mySQL<br />Planning move to IBM DB2/WAS<br />Also looking at running Sakai on System z<br />Currently integrated with IA Plus (SIS)<br />Migrating to Banner, SIS module 2010<br />
  82. 82. Phased Implementation Model<br />Phase I: March 2006 (NSF Funded)<br />Rigorous internal system testing<br />Started small scale pilot with one cohort<br />Phase II: Fall 2006 (NSF Funded)<br />Expanded production pilot <br />Upgraded to new version, migrated content<br />Phase III: Fall 2007 (Production Pilot)<br />Established rSmart partnership<br />Faculty adoption and communication strategy<br />
  83. 83. Evaluating Sakai - Decision Criteria<br />Functionality Requirements<br />Where there Critical, Essential or Desirable functionality gaps?<br />Staffing and Support Requirements<br />Would we need to hire more staff?<br />Health of the Sakai Community<br />Is the Sakai Community here to stay?<br />Reliability & Scalability<br />Can we scale up over the next decade to meet demand?<br />Realizing Innovation<br />Would innovation truly be realized?<br />
  84. 84. Sakai Transition Overview<br />Sakai Conversion Rates<br />Goal for Fall 08: 15%; Result: 65%, we will complete transition in one year<br />Training Services<br />Academic Technology Institutes: Introduction to Sakai, Refresher, & Open Labs (range of delivery formats)<br />Support Services<br />Developed Best Practices Booklet, FAQs, Web Tutorials, Student Tip Sheets<br />Migration Services<br />Migrated data from old CMS to Sakai and used Course Migration Guide model<br />
  85. 85. What are we doing now?<br />Expanding ePortfolio pilots<br />Related to Core Curriculum redesign and Middlestates accreditation<br />Starting to see major use of Project Sites<br />Faculty committees, administrative groups, student clubs (&gt; 90 sites to date)<br />Integration with SIS has increased productivity<br />Worked with rSmart on integration, Banner SIS is next<br />Teaching and Learning innovation<br />Instructors are moving from “transition” to innovation<br />Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award<br />
  86. 86. Texas StateSakai Transition Overview<br />Salwa Kahn<br />
  87. 87. Example Staffing Levels (circa 2007)<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />83<br />
  88. 88. Agenda<br />
  89. 89. Conference Overview and Wrap-Up<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />85<br />
  90. 90. 10th Sakai Conference<br />Denver<br />New Orleans<br />Baltimore<br />Austin<br />Vancouver<br />Atlanta<br />Amsterdam<br />Newport Beach<br />Paris<br />Boston<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />86<br />
  91. 91. Regional Conferences<br />Africa<br />Europe<br />Australia<br />China<br />Japan<br />United States<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />87<br />
  92. 92. Regional and Language Communities<br />New York City<br />Spanish Sakai<br />Sakai Japan<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />88<br />
  93. 93. Suggested Sessions<br />Tech demos Thursday night<br />Teaching with Sakai award winner presentations (will be recorded)<br />Showcase – Tool/Capability demonstrations<br />Newcomers Reception (this evening)<br />
  94. 94. Conference Tracks<br />Multiple Audiences<br />Building Sakai<br />Deploying Sakai<br />Using Sakai<br />Portfolio<br />Showcase<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />90<br />
  95. 95. Suggested Sessions – Multiple Audiences<br />Wed 15:15-16:00<br />Sakai Foundation Update<br />Wed 16:00-16:45<br />Sakai Foundation Board Q&A<br />Wed 13:15-14:15<br />Community Gathering: Reinventing the Requirements Gathering Process<br />Fri 09:30-10:25<br />Sakai 3.0 RC1 – Towards Sakai’s Next Generation Version<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />91<br />
  96. 96. Suggested Sessions – Building Sakai<br />Wed 09:45 - 10:45<br />Sakai Development Process<br />Thu 13:15 - 14:45<br />Why Sakai for Building Apps? Toward a compelling application platform<br />Fri 13:45 - 14:30 <br />Participating in Sakai 3<br />
  97. 97. Suggested Sessions – Deploying Sakai<br />Thur11:00-12:00 <br />Sakai at the Claremont Colleges<br />Wed 11:00-12:00<br />Learn the Secrets to a Smooth Sakai Transition<br />
  98. 98. Suggested Sessions – Using Sakai<br />Wed 11:00-12:00 <br />Faculty Success Stories<br />Wed 14:15-15:00<br />Faculty Stories About Sakai<br />Fri 13:45-14:45<br />An Honest Look at Sakai<br />
  99. 99. Suggested Sessions – Portfolio<br />Wed 13:15-14:30<br />OSP User Experience: Current Examples and Calls for Future <br />Wed 16:35-17:30<br />Building your First OSP template<br />
  100. 100. Have a Good Conference!<br />See you at the Newcomers Reception…<br />6:00-7:00pm<br />Riverside Pavilion (the big white tent)<br />http://sakaiproject.org<br />July 2009<br />10th Sakai Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />96<br />

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