Text of Scott Siddall June10, 2013. Sakai CLE The Collaboration & Learning Environment for and by higher...
Scott Siddall June10, 2013
Sakai CLE The Collaboration & Learning Environment for and by higher education
What is Sakai CLE? Open source software thats not owned by anyone Community software used by millions of students Sakai is not Longsights product Sakai is created and sustained by leaders in higher ed Stanford, Michigan, Indiana Duke, NYU, Columbia, UNC.many more Youre free to use it, improve it, share it Make the best of your peers contributions
What is Sakai CLE? Sakai CLE is what you make of it. Do a little Templated courses, prescribed instructor choices Make it easy to use Do a lot Develop new tools, integrations Contribute to the Sakai community Its always your choice You and your peers own Sakai CLE You control your future with Sakai CLE
Sakai is a flexible framework Not just a box to fill with content (but it could be) What is Sakai CLE? Content Management ePortfolios Learning Workflow Communication Analytics
Pedagogically rich Your faculty can realize almost any pedagogical vision Example: hybrid or fully online course Resources Content Management Communication Learning Workflow What is Sakai CLE? CitationHelper Podcasts Syllabus Web Content News Feed Announcements Messages Forums Assignments Tests & Quizzes Lecture capture Gradebook Tools
or a site for small group collaboration Content Management Resources Communications Announcements Messages Blog Wiki Chat Room What is Sakai CLE?
Even richer as a scaffold for best of breed services as well as Sakai native tools Content Management ePortfolios Learning Workflow Communication Resources VoiceThread Assignments Google Drive Sakai ePortfolios Tegrity lecture capture Piazza Mahara What is Sakai CLE? Forums
Excellent products Proprietary development and code; slower to change Costs can be high; include substantial licensing & marketing costs Meets the needs of the market defined by shareholders Support and code development are exclusive to one vendor Commercial LMS Excellent products Open development and code; rapidly evolving Lower total costs of access and integration Meets the needs of the market defined by stakeholders (IHE) Support and code development are unbundled competitive support Open source LMS Commercial vs. Open
the LMS decision is now more about choosing a path than product. -Brad Wheeler, Indiana University
Ownership and open source Each campus has dedicated instances. High cost of modification. Closed development. One vendor. One shared instance, constantly updated. Open source but closed development (no community). One vendor who reaps all benefits of open source. Truly open, community source. Low cost to modify, extend, customize, evolve. Many vendors for support. Campus completely owns and controls their LMS destiny. Benefits to campuses, not vendors.
With your student information system Automated course site creation Enrollment management With campus authentication services No change in account management With third-party applications Web conferencing Plagiarism detection Clickers Equation editors Media archives Respondus Lockdown Browser Google Drive Many more.. IMS Global standards (LTI, LIS) Integration
Faculty-driven enhancements to Sakai CLE Case Study
Programming effort Enhancements to the Sakai CLE Gradebook: Drop highest and/or lowest score50 hours Extra credit option25 hours Extra credit category for weighted grade books13 hours Enhancements to the Sakai CLE Forums tool: Sort Discussion Forum threads 6 hours Start and end dates on Forum topics12 hours Word count in Forums tool 8 hours Interface for grading forums35 hours Post before read requirement14 hours Other enhancements: Add BCC to Messages tool 5 hours List scheduled assessments in Calendar automatically 6 hours Create User Activity tool for financial aid reporting14 hours Case Study
-Less than $18,000 one-time cost, funded by the campus CIO -Six months from faculty request to completion -Faculty response was immediate and positive -All enhancements contributed to the community release of Sakai 2.9 -The Sakai community maintains these enhancements through subsequent upgrades Case Study
Continuous advancement of Sakai CLE is driven by stakeholders in education -Less than $18,000 one-time cost, funded by the campus CIO -Six months from faculty request to completion -Faculty response was immediate and positive -All enhancements contributed to the community release of Sakai 2.9 -The Sakai community maintains these enhancements through subsequent upgrades Case Study
State university with 11,000 users Cloud offerings (multi-tenant, shared): Canvas$205,000/yr Blackboard$200,000/yr Desire2Learn$110,000/yr Moodlerooms$ 91,000/yr Dedicated commercial hosting and support: Sakai$ 62,000/yr Self-hosted with commercial support: Blackboard$159,000/yr Desire2Learn$104,000/yr Sakai$ 89,000/yr Case study of operating costs
What distinguishes Longsight from others?
-Hosting and supporting Sakai CLE and precursors since 2002 -Agile, higher-ed-experienced team Columbia University Duke University Loyola University Chicago Miami University New York University Pepperdine University Washington & Lee University Texas Tech University Health Science Center Western University (Ontario) University of Baltimore Ithaca College St. Lawrence University Wellesley College Seminole State College of Florida Support for large and small institutions: About Longsight
Longsights Role Ensure that our clients get the most out of community source software Comprehensive support 24 x 7 Direct access to Sakai experts World-class hosting; 100% uptime SLA Customizations, integrations, development Training, design consultation Fully open exit strategy; no lock-in
Sakai CLE and OSU goals Sakai CLE is a flexible and extensible framework for faculty innovation best practices building out any pedagogical vision
Frequent feedback Notifications and messaging Detailed control over assessment feedback Model answers
Frequent interactions Full support for flipped classroom (resources and recorded lectures, discussion forums). Profile for connections within institution; manifested in tools such as Forums, rosters Fine-grained control over messaging such as course- based lists Wide range of grouping options: ad hoc groups and sections with course tools that recognize groups Group assignment submissions and grading Guest access Project sites
Flexible and adaptive Leverage Gardners Multiple Intelligences through Sakais highly flexible framework research data: one full grade improvement from placement testing then appropriate accommodation Adaptive sequencing through Lessons (formative assessment, conditional release) Integration of Knewton or Smart Sparrow
Active learning Instructors design option that is fully supported by Sakai Content authoring is distributed to all roles (can be limited) Individual and group problem solving (assignment tied to discussions) collaborative writing (wiki), group-based eportfolios (peer review) Peer assessments by NYU
Clear expectations Model answers Eportfolio rubrics Rubrics as integrated service Flexible syllabus tool Checklist tool for tracking progress
Teaching for transfer, integration Eportfolio artifacts derive from any experience in Sakai; promotes reflection and evaluation beyond the course
Fosters reflection, metacognition Faculty can sequence content and activities through Lessons User activity reports; notifications to advisement Learning analytics and outcomes/progress communicated to learners (in development)
Reliable and consistent UX community for consistency Enterprise, scalable application - Longsights 100% uptime SLA Not a multi-tenant cloud-based application that can fail globally System-wide outages are extremely rare; failure in a tool is contained Content and application are separated; patching takes minutes; upgrades take < 2 hrs
Fill in gaps Course sites for placement testing Just-in-time resources for both technology and subject materials
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