Sakai CLE at the Crossroads: Proposals for Change

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

Wednesday 5th June, 2013

4:45pm to 5:30pm (PST)

As the Sakai CLE prepares to enter a second decade of service, the emergence of highly scalable, cloud-based SAAS alternatives coupled with increasing demand for analytics-based learning platforms raise questions about the CLE's development roadmap. Can Sakai's community source model deliver new and innovative capabilities at a pace fast enough to keep up with competitors? Is the CLE governance model adequate for the ongoing logistical, technical and functional challenges the community faces? Can longstanding barriers to participation and investment be overcome and sufficient energy harnessed to reinvigorate project fundamentals? Seth Theriault and Anthony Whyte consider these and other questions confronting the Sakai CLE and offer in response a set of actionable proposals for change.

About the speakers

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Anthony Whyte

Program Manager

Anthony Whyte is a Program Manager working for both the Library and Information Technology Services at the University of Michigan. He currently serves as vice-chair of the Sakai CLE Technical Coordination Committee. Between 2005 and 2012 he was seconded to the Sakai Foundation, serving in a variety of roles in the service of the Sakai CLE Community.

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Seth Theriault

Lead Application Systems Developer

Seth Theriault works on research, teaching, and learning systems at Columbia University and was the original technical lead for its Sakai CLE deployment. He has been active in the Sakai CLE community since early 2005, was named an inaugural Sakai Fellow in 2006, and is a member and founding chair of the Sakai CLE Technical Coordination Committee. In 2012, he served on the Sakai Foundation Board of Directors.

20 attendees

  • Adam Hauerwas
  • Angela Rabuck
  • Anthony Whyte
  • Benito J. Gonzalez
  • Brian Broniak
  • Robert Brill
  • Bryant Serres
  • David Horwitz
  • David Bauer
  • David Haines
  • Dan Kiskis
  • Matthew Jones
  • Lynn Ward
  • Omer Piperdi
  • Jimmy Rico
  • Sean Horner
  • Seth Theriault
  • Trisha Gordon
  • Will Fox
  • Zach Thonas

5 trackers

  • Andrew Sears
  • Elizabeth Hodas
  • José Mariano Luján
  • Karen McPhaul
  • Robin Ove

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Time 4:45pm5:30pm PST

Date Wed 5th June 2013


Opal, The Westin San Diego

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