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Sessions at Open Apereo 2013 Conference (Jasig & Sakai) about Awareness and Advocacy on Monday 3rd June Main Sessions, Opening Reception

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  • Welcome to Open Apereo 2013!

    by Ian Dolphin

    At 8:30am to 9:00am, Monday 3rd June

    In Crystal Ballroom, The Westin San Diego

  • Project Collaboration Space

    Drop by Room 401 anytime for a place to sit down and get some work done, or just visit with your fellow attendees.

    At 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 3rd June

  • The Latest about the Central Authentication Service

    by Andrew Petro

    This session will summarize the achievements in the latest available Central Authentication Service server product and client library releases and available plugins and enhancements in the community around CAS, reviewing good practices for upgrading or adopting CAS for the first time. The purpose of this session is to inform conference participants about the latest news and software in CAS. Attendees will take away an appreciation for the latest progress and how they might locally realize it and benefit by it.

    At 10:00am to 10:45am, Monday 3rd June

    In Pearl, The Westin San Diego

  • What's the Real Market Share of Sakai?

    by David Ackerman

    A recent report showed Sakai CLE and Canvas by Instructure each with a 5% market share for learning management systems. How was this ascertained? Was a 10 person Canvas pilot and a 300,000 person Sakai CLE production service each given the same weight? In this presentation, we will analyze the leanring management system space market share.

    At 11:00am to 11:45am, Monday 3rd June

    In Diamond I, The Westin San Diego

    Coverage slide deck

  • Apereo Portlets Showcase 2013

    by Anthony Colebourne and Drew Wills

    In addition to and separate from uPortal itself, Jasig also sponsors a comprehensive range of compelling, off-the-shelf portlet projects you can use to assemble an effective campus portal quickly. The twelve months since the last conference have brought us several major, exciting new developments int his space.

    This session is a "Year in Review" for Apereo portlet projects, highlighting the most important updates in features, user experience, technology, and best practices. We will also discuss exciting new work under development now.

    If you're thinking of implementing uPortal or uMobile, or if you already have uPortal and need to catch up with new developments in portlets, this session is for you. This is a high-level, highly-visual overview: uPortal and Java platform knowledge is not required.

    At 1:00pm to 1:45pm, Monday 3rd June

    In Topaz, The Westin San Diego

    Coverage video

  • Dutch MOOC experience with Sakai 2.9

    by Frank Benneker and Jaeques Koeman

    In February 2012, the University of Amsterdam in Collaboration with Edia launched the first Dutch MOOC - Introduction to Communication Science. The MOOC platform used to offer the course is a customized Sakai 2.9.0 instance. The MOOC had over 5000 students in a single Sakai site and continued for eight weeks.

    In this session, we will first share our experience with the use of Sakai as a MOOC-platform, from the technical perspective (e.g. scalability, modifications), the functional perspective (tooling used) and the pedagogical perspective (course overview).

    The second objective of the session is to introduce the Sakai MOOC working group, that was created after EuroSakai 2013 in Paris, France. The working group aims to bring together those who have experience with Sakai in MOOC undertaking, as well as those who are planning to use Sakai for MOOCs. The session will outline the objectives of the working group and give an overview of the current activities.

    At 1:00pm to 1:45pm, Monday 3rd June

    In Crystal II, The Westin San Diego

  • Real-world learning environment governance for the small, the new and the brave.

    by Laura Gekeler, Ed Gomes, Janet Hill and Alan Regan

    Meet our Panelists: Duke, Tufts, Pepperdine and Notre Dame, relative newbies to the world of Sakai. Find out how their respective institutions deal with colleges and schools pursuing their own teaching and learning technologies. Is there an assumption that everything plugs in to Sakai? Who prioritizes? Who runs Sakai? Do they have a team or department with a mandate from the Provost or something less official? Does open source create different user expectations that affect governance?

    Join panelists in fruitful conversation about our experiences. How are our relationships holding up with stakeholders at our institutions? With third party service providers? Between our internal service providers? We'll share resourcing and governance models for our Sakai services, and hope to hear those from audience participants as well.

    Panelists will first introduce themselves and outline their resourcing and governance structures and then facilitate broader discussion.

    At 1:00pm to 1:45pm, Monday 3rd June

    In Diamond I, The Westin San Diego

  • Apereo Networking Cafe

    Three mini-networking events wrapped into one, complete with delicious snacks, coffee and other drinks. How sweet it is! Don't miss this opportunity on the first day of the conference to meet new friends and connect with old friends around topics of mutual interest and curiosity.

    Just Added: Be in the Emerald Ballroom at the start of the event (2:00PM) for a very special tribute to one of Jasig's first and longest standing advocates, Adam Rybicki. You won't want to miss this!

    At 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Monday 3rd June

    In Emerald Ballroom, The Westin San Diego

    Coverage photo video

  • Apereo Incubation Process

    by Ian Dolphin

    The Jasig incubation process represents the distillation of significant experience in the development of open source software, and the communities that support it in higher education. Reviewing this process and developing it further was an early priority for Apereo. This session will present the proposals of the Apereo Incubation Review Working Group, and allow community members to discuss and further refine the future direction of the Apereo incubation process.

    Led by Ian Dolphin and members of the Incubation Review Working Group.

    At 3:45pm to 4:30pm, Monday 3rd June

    In Topaz, The Westin San Diego

  • Shopping for Classes in Sakai CLE: a new tool to facilitate student registration

    by Bryan Holladay, Lavern Bloomfield and Hui Jin

    Columbia University is pleased to announce the release of the Shopping Period tool for the Sakai CLE. This tool is an extension of the Delegated Access tool and allows schools, departments and instructors to open course content to the public and/or authenticated users during a specific time period for the purpose of registration. Individuals, courses and tools within each course can be made available. Like in the Delegated Access tool, institutions can choose what role (permissions) students shopping for course content will inherit.

    The Shopping Period tool was conceived of and designed by Columbia University and was developed by The Longsight Group under contract. Bryan Holladay of Longsight is the lead developer.

    The tool was first launched in Jan 2011 as a pilot and production launched in September 2011. During the fall-2011 term, course content of over 2300 courses was made available to students during the registration period.

    At 3:45pm to 4:30pm, Monday 3rd June

    In Diamond I, The Westin San Diego

    Coverage video

  • Success Times 2

    by Patty Wolfe

    An Overview of the current SSP open source implementations. We will review each institution's implementation and roll-out strategy and provide tips and guidelines on how to ensure a successful implementation at your institution. This is a must-see presentation if you are considering adopting Student Success Plan.

    At 3:45pm to 4:30pm, Monday 3rd June

    In Opal, The Westin San Diego

  • Teaching Hacks

    by Matt Clare

    A collection of simple ideas that can magnify the impact of an instructor's teaching through the use of an LMS. These hacks have been collected from an international collection of instructors and provide solutions to common challenges in teaching. Some of the teaching hacks address concerns with student attendance and communications, others with facilitating collaboration and other elements of active learning. Participants might be surprised to learn what kind of challenges an LMS and the web can solve. Much as the development community would use the term, these teaching hacks are intended to be pragmatics solutions that might use a resource not as it was originally intended to be used.

    At 3:45pm to 4:30pm, Monday 3rd June

    In Crystal II, The Westin San Diego