Sessions at Open Apereo 2013 Conference (Jasig & Sakai) about Growing on Tuesday 4th June Main Sessions, Social Events

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  • CLE needs you!

    by Alan Berg, Neal Caidin, Gonzalo Silverio and Jean-Francois Leveque

    Community Source needs you! The Apereo Foundation fosters community source projects. To support this role the foundation has a dedicated member of staff as the CLE Community Coordinator, Neal Caidin. Neal promotes the needs of the Sakai CLE community. In this presentation Neal Caidin and Alan Berg, a member of the Technical Coordination Council2 (TCC), explore how to participate fully in the community. This presentation will act as a gentle introduction to the well trodden paths to community involvement. Please come prepared with your questions!

    At 10:00am to 10:45am, Tuesday 4th June

    In Diamond I, The Westin San Diego

  • From Black Hole to Gold Mine, Putting Analytics in the Portal

    by Martin Morrey

    The layout of many University web portals is not conducive to the application of standard web analytics, because they use a channel metaphor instead of a page metaphor. There portals can effectively be black holes into which all the potential intelligence about user activity disappears.

    If you were to add your dream analytics solution to their University portal, what data would it record, how would you want to segment this, what KPIs would it use, and what reports and visualisations would it generate? What is the best approach to implementing such a solution in a portal framework like uPortal?

    An example implementation at the University of Edinburgh, demonstrates how your portal can easily be turned into a goldmine of usage information, including tracking interactions with all portal content, whatever its origin, and segmentation of reports by a range of user attributes. Sample results demonstrate the business insight that can be gained by adding a powerful analytics solution to your portal.

    At 10:00am to 10:45am, Tuesday 4th June

    In Opal, The Westin San Diego

  • Apereo: The Mobile View

    by Robert Sherratt and Douglas Johnson

    This presentation will highlight both the strategic and tactical dimensions of Apereo mobile projects. First, Project Keitai ? the Mobile Sakai Project ? will be highlighted with identification of key players in the project, an overview of the project and it?s goals, identification of completed components, a presentation of key deliverables targeted by this project, and a discussion of the projected development timeline.

    In the second part of this presentation, the uMobile project will be presented looking at the development of the project so far, the growing community and some different examples of how uMobile is being used by different schools.

    Anyone interested in mobile applications and services will be interested in this presentation.

    At 11:00am to 11:45am, Tuesday 4th June

    In Diamond I, The Westin San Diego

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  • OAAI: An Open Ecosystem for Learning Analytics

    by Josh Baron, Sandeep Jayaprakash and JoAnna Schilling

    The Open Academic Analytics Initiative (OAAI) has developed an open-source academic early alert system using Sakai and Pentaho, an open-source Business Intelligence tool, designed to identify students who are at risk to not complete their courses? successfully and then deploy an intervention intended to help the student succeed. The system includes a predictive model which has been released under an open-source license using a standard markup Language to facilitate use and enhancement by others. The system has been deployed to over 2200 students across four different institutions. Based on these pilots, research on critical scaling factors such as the ?portability? of such predictive models and success of intervention strategies has been conducted. Our presentation will update the community on this initiative and our latest research findings as well as discuss future work. A related BOF for those interested in working to expand this initiative will also be scheduled.

    At 1:00pm to 1:45pm, Tuesday 4th June

    In Topaz, The Westin San Diego

  • Apereo Annual General Meeting and "Meet the Board"

    by Ian Dolphin, John A. Lewis, Jim Helwig, David Ackerman, Douglas Johnson, Alain Mayeur, Robert Sherratt, Josh Baron, Shoji Kajita, Theresa Rowe, Charlie Leonhardt and Timothy Carroll

    Mandatory annual membership meeting per Foundation bylaws

    At 3:00pm to 4:45pm, Tuesday 4th June

    In Crystal Ballroom, The Westin San Diego

  • State of the uPortal Address

    by Eric Dalquist and Drew Wills

    Come and hear about the state of the uPortal and uMobile projects. Learn about the new features and functionality from the past year. Hear about the project's plans for the future including an overview of the project roadmap. We'll also delve into the details of the more interesting new and planned features in a brief technology review.

    At 4:00pm to 4:45pm, Tuesday 4th June

    In Topaz, The Westin San Diego

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