John Norman from CARET (Cambridge U) will be giving a demo of the emerging Sakai Open Academic Environment (OAE) at Manchester University on 20 July 2011. (Sakai OAE is the new name for the project formerly known as Sakai 3).
Sakai OAE is targeted more at collaborative research-oriented teaching and will provide a scholarly networking environment for learners and researchers. It will extend beyond the institution and centres all activity around the individual by providing a customisable personal learning environment.
OAE achieves a balance of scaffolded freedom through storing structures of content, spaces and activities as templates and then allowing these templates to be widely shared, reviewed and revised. The innovators are put back in the driver’s seat.
This demo will form part of the joint JASIG UK and UK and Ireland Sakai Support Network (UKISSN) meeting at University Place in Manchester next week.