Dynamic Online Help for Sakai CLE

A session at Open Apereo 2013 Conference (Jasig & Sakai)

Monday 3rd June, 2013

10:00am to 10:45am (PST)

The current online help for Sakai is tied to one higher ed institution's internal knowledge base, the content integration into Sakai CLE is challenging and lacks features such as embedding pictures and video.
Come learn about an exciting possible replacement for the Online Help tool with The Knowledge Base Tool, already in production at the University of Amsterdam. The tool has a set of contemporary features such as online authoring, media support, linking, smart filtering, comments, favorites, voting, and many more. We want to make the KN tool a tool that is capable of leveraging the knowledge of the crowd, the CLE user community, for getting the best and most up to date information possible.
Let's envision together what the potential for this could be, and explore how we can get institutional commitment of money or time, to make this a reality.

About the speakers

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Roland Groen


Roland Groen has background in Informatics and Psychology, specialising in pedagogical applications of artificial intelligence. Since the mid-nineties, Roland started off as software developer, and later on became a software development team leader within the financial market. In 2003 Roland co-founded Edia, a company specialized in education technology. As founding partner, Roland has the role of CTO and is responsible for the technical direction of the company.

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Alan Berg

Educational Consultant

Alan Berg Bsc. MSc. PGCE, works within the Innovation Work Group at the University of Amsterdam's Informatersingscentruim. He is currently interested in Learning Analytic's and generally getting stuff done. Alan has also been a lead developer at the Central Computer Services at the University of Amsterdam since 1998. He is also a member of the Technical Coordination Council, Sakai fellow and was once a Quality Assurance Director for Sakai.

In his spare time, he is a technical consultant, writes articles, book reviews and has authored three books, two of which were with the Sakai community, the third on Continuous Integration. Alan has a degree, two masters and a teaching qualification. In previous incarnations, he was a technical writer, an Internet/Linux course writer, and a science teacher. He likes to get his hands dirty with the building and gluing of systems. He remains agile by playing computer games with his sons who (sadly) consistently beat him physically, mentally and morally at least twice in any given day.

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Neal Caidin

CLE Community Coordinator

The CLE Coordinator ensures the continued high quality and timeliness of Sakai CLE releases, on a schedule that is appropriate for institutions depending on the CLE worldwide. The CLE Coordinator is the community liaison by being a central community contact and through facilitation between groups.

Neal has a software development background, is a PMP certified project manager through the international PMI group and has a dozen years experience in technology in education, and more years experience with technology broadly.

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23 attendees

  • Angela Rabuck
  • Alan Berg
  • Alan Regan
  • Brandon Lambdin
  • Brian Broniak
  • Bryant Serres
  • Christian Bond
  • David Scoville
  • David Bauer
  • Luisa Li
  • Francesca
  • Jaeques Koeman
  • Juan Carlos Morales
  • Michael Stoufer
  • Laura McCord
  • Lisa Ruud
  • Lynn Ward
  • Matt Clare
  • Neal Caidin
  • Mike Osterman
  • Rob van Leeuwen
  • Roland Groen
  • Ravi

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  • Elizabeth Hodas
  • MarilynD
  • José Mariano Luján
  • Peng Zhang
  • Sean Horner

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Time 10:00am10:45am PST

Date Mon 3rd June 2013


Gaslamp, The Westin San Diego

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Books by speaker

  • Jenkins Continuous Integration Cookbook
  • Sakai CLE Courseware Management: The Official Guide

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