Performance of SAKAI in managing large class enrollments for a fully online teaching model

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

Wednesday 5th June, 2013

3:45pm to 4:30pm (PST)

In 2013 UNISA is piloting a new curriculum model that would lead to its goal of offering all tuition online only by 2015. Six modules were chosen to map the way forward. The first student intakes in 2013 is moderate, i.e. below 35 000.

Performance of SAKAI tools is an issue in the management of large class enrollments. Several tools, e.g. Site Info Participant list, Gradebook, Blogs, etc become difficult to use and their layout unwieldy when large numbers of students participate in online activity. For these reasons, and in support of focussed online mentoring, UNISA took a significant departure from previous teaching methods, and divided students in these pilot modules into groups of 30, each with their own auto-populated copy of the master site. This presentation will highlight the challenges faced by this project and the modifications made to SAKAI in providing a stable technical environment.

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Francette Myburgh

Business Analyst

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  • David Scoville
  • Dan Kiskis
  • Francette Myburgh
  • Francesca
  • Greg
  • Joshua Swink
  • lgekeler
  • Laurens Ghijsen
  • Michael Brousseau
  • Nagai Takayuki
  • Nicola Monat-Jacobs
  • Jimmy Rico
  • Sean Horner
  • Martina Salm

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Time 3:45pm4:30pm PST

Date Wed 5th June 2013


Pearl, The Westin San Diego

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