Tuesday 4th June, 2013
11:00am to 11:45am
Many schools adopt Sakai because, as an open-source platform, each campus can meet local needs by making changes to the source code. Yet when is it sensible and sustainable to make local customizations? How do you weigh and prioritize the feedback and requests of a diverse population of faculty and students? And once you've committed to making changes, how do you establish an effective and repeatable process for implementing, testing, and evaluating efficacy?
With such a vibrant development community, we don't always have to reinvent the wheel. How can we discover and leverage customizations made by other schools in a sometimes chaotic, open-source community? And how best to manage campus expectations regarding new development, when just because we can make local changes doesn't always mean we should?
Applications and Usability Manager
Louis J. Rinaldi serves as the Applications and Usability Manager for the Center for Media and Instructional Innovation at Yale University.
A primary function of Lou's role is to act as the front door for new projects and the ongoing maintenance of existing projects. He also manages new functional enhancements to Yale's Sakai-based institutional learning management system, Classes*v2. This effort includes research, needs assessment, pilot implementation, communications, relationship management, resource allocation, quality assurance, feedback gathering, efficacy analysis, and other related activities.
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