Scott Siddall June10, 2013 Sakai CLE The Collaboration & Learning Environment for and by higher education What is Sakai CLE? • • • • Open source software that’s not ‘owned’ by anyone Community software used by millions of students Sakai is not Longsight’s product Sakai is created and sustained by leaders in higher ed – Stanford, Michigan, Indiana – Duke, NYU, Columbia, UNC….many more • You’re 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 • It’s always your choice – You and your peers “own” Sakai CLE – You control your future with Sakai CLE What is Sakai CLE? Content Management Sakai is a flexible framework Communication Not just a box to fill with content (but it could be) Learning Workflow ePortfolios Analytics What is Sakai CLE? Pedagogically rich Content Management Resources Your faculty can realize almost any pedagogical vision CitationHelper Podcasts Syllabus Web Content News Feed Tools Communication Announcements Messages Forums Learning Workflow Assignments Tests & Quizzes Example: hybrid or fully online course Lecture capture Gradebook What is Sakai CLE? Content Management Resources …or a site for small group collaboration Communications Announcements Messages Blog Wiki Chat Room What is Sakai CLE? Even richer as a scaffold for Content Management Resources best of breed services Google Drive Communication as well as Sakai native tools Piazza VoiceThread Forums Learning Workflow Tegrity lecture capture Assignments ePortfolios Sakai ePortfolios Mahara Commercial vs. Open Commercial LMS Open source LMS Excellent products Excellent products Proprietary development and code; slower to change Open development and code; rapidly evolving Costs can be high; include substantial licensing & marketing costs Lower total costs of access and integration Meets the needs of the market defined by shareholders Meets the needs of the market defined by stakeholders (IHE) Support and code development are exclusive to one vendor Support and code development are unbundled – competitive support “…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. Integration 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) Case Study Faculty-driven enhancements to Sakai CLE Case Study Programming effort Enhancements to the Sakai CLE Gradebook: Drop highest and/or lowest score Extra credit option Extra credit category for weighted grade books 50 hours 25 hours 13 hours Enhancements to the Sakai CLE Forums tool: Sort Discussion Forum threads Start and end dates on Forum topics Word count in Forums tool Interface for grading forums Post before read requirement 6 hours 12 hours 8 hours 35 hours 14 hours Other enhancements: Add BCC to Messages tool List scheduled assessments in Calendar automatically Create User Activity tool for financial aid reporting 5 hours 6 hours 14 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 - 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 Continuous advancement of Sakai CLE is driven by stakeholders in education Case study of operating costs • State university with 11,000 users • Cloud offerings (multi-tenant, shared): – – – – Canvas Blackboard Desire2Learn Moodlerooms $205,000/yr $200,000/yr $110,000/yr $ 91,000/yr • Dedicated commercial hosting and support: – Sakai $ 62,000/yr • Self-hosted with commercial support: – Blackboard – Desire2Learn – Sakai $159,000/yr $104,000/yr $ 89,000/yr What distinguishes Longsight from others? About Longsight - Hosting and supporting Sakai CLE and precursors since 2002 - Agile, higher-ed-experienced team Support for large and small institutions: 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 Longsight’s 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 coursebased 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 Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences through Sakai’s 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 - Longsight’s 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 Explore Sakai CLE for free http://trysakai.longsight.com Thank you.