Sakai conference now to be held in North America

The Sakai Foundation have announced plans to relocate next year’s Sakai conference from Berlin to an as yet unspecified venue in North America. the dates remain the same though (June 14 – 16, with pre-conference sessions on June 13). This … Continue reading

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Sakai in UK Higher Education – seminar held at Oxford University, 9 December 2010

Twitter: #sakaiuk At the behest of the UK Sakai Community (with sponsorship by rSmart and SunGuard HE ), Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS) hosted a briefing day about the use of the Sakai VLE UK Higher Education. The day began … Continue reading

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The benefits of an Open Source VLE

Start Lee and Melissa Highton recently gave a virtual presentation to a conference in Malaysia via Skype. One of the things they spoke about is the benefits to Oxford of choosing an Open Source VLE. FutureGov Asia picked up on … Continue reading

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Sneeky Peek of Sakai Open Academic Environment (aka Sakai 3)

From the Sakai newsletter: NYU Launches Pre-Release Pilot of Sakai OAE/SAKAI 3 New York University is pleased to announce the launch on November 5,2010 of the first pre-release pilot of the Sakai Open Academic Environment (OAE) — a revolutionary platform … Continue reading

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Sakai and JASIG Foundations To Pursue Merger

Early this year, Jasig, the parent organization for uPortal, CAS, Bedework and other open source software serving higher education, and the Sakai Foundation, which supports the Sakai Collaboration and Learning Environment, formed Board-level groups to examine ways the two organizations … Continue reading

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SunGuard HE become Sakai partners

“Malvern, Pa., September 28, 2010 — SunGard Higher Education and rSmart today announced a partnership regarding the Sakai Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE), an enterprise community-source teaching, learning and research collaboration system. The partnership provides colleges and universities with comprehensive … Continue reading

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A message from the new Sakai Executive Director (Ian Dolphin)

I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Ian Dolphin, the new Executive Director of the Sakai Foundation. Many of you know me from my time on the Board of the Sakai Project, during the period of Mellon grant funding and early … Continue reading

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Sakai Conference 2011: Berlin, 14-16 June 2011

From the latest Sakai newsletter: “The next annual Sakai conference has been announced. Mark the dates on your calendar now. We will meet in Berlin at the Ramada Hotel Berlin – Alexanderplatz on June 14 – 16, with pre-conference sessions … Continue reading

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Ian Dolphin named as new Sakai Executive Director

Originally posted June 2010. Ian Dolphin has been named as new Sakai Executive Director. Ian has been a Sakai Foundation board member in the past and worked at Hull University for many years before moving to JISC last year. His … Continue reading

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Sakai CLE versus SharePoint VLE

From: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/static/5007/SPfinal.pdf “Microsoft is promoting SharePoint as a VLE. ……… Despite not being frequently deployed as an institutional VLE, SharePoint is being used in teaching and learning, particularly for functions which are not easily fulfilled by the VLE, for example: … Continue reading

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