Nine tips for student-centered Sakai sites


Sakai instructional design learning5 from @ProfHacker and a few of my own @AnaSalter.

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Self-asess your Sakai course


Sakai Strategies assessment distance learningAssessment was the topic for the final week of the BlendKit course and the reading included a great list of rubrics to help participants examine their own work. My favorite rubric came from Blackboard’s Exemplary Course Program. It was developed for a contest but can just as easily help instructors directly examine course materials for a blended or hybrid course in […].

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Share questions between Quizlet and Sakai


News Product info Strategies assessment learning LMS Sakaicreate items in the app and port them over, using the markup options in the LMS.

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How people actually use Blackboard, according to Blackboard

Bryan Alexander

I wonder if that holds true across other LMS tools (Moodle, Sakai, Canvas, etc). How do instructors and learners use learning management systems? Blackboard shared some interesting stats about what people actually do with their LMS.

Beware Edtech’s Equivalent of the Flashlight App


The five most popular LMSs (Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, D2L and Sakai), which account for more than 90 percent of the market share in higher education, are all designed based on a 10-year-old standard called the Learning Tools Interoperability (or LTI) standard. This article is written as a response to this commentary by Matthew Rascoff.who never asked for this. In the interest of full disclosure: I’m a co-founder of Acadly.

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Longtime Higher Ed Leader (and Former U.S. Congressman) Argues For a ‘Networked College’


You’re talking about the LMS project, Sakai ? The campus of the future will be “networked,” argues Peter Smith, meaning that more and more academic-related services will be outsourced. That, in theory, will allow each campus to focus its energies on what it can do best and turn to outside companies and nonprofits for the rest.

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Some Lessons Learned Supporting OER Adoption

iterating toward openness

We manually rebuilt each course half a dozen times or more, in Blackboard, Sakai, Canvas, and other systems. The tl;dr: Supporting effective OER adoption at scale has its problems. Many of these problems have openly licensed solutions.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” UC Davis suffered a week-long LMS outage , and lots of folks had to weigh in with their thoughts on what this meant about Sakai , running one’s own infrastructure , and open source. Via Edutechnica : “ Sakai by the Numbers.” Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.” ” Republicans are made because the Department of Education issued guidelines about how ESSA should be implemented.

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Open, Value-Added Services, Interaction, and Learning

iterating toward openness

And of course, Instructure (Canvas), Moodle Pty Ltd (Moodle), Longsight (Sakai), and other companies provide for-fee, value-added services around Learning Management Systems hosting and support.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Sakai Is Probably Healthier Than You Think,” Michael Feldstein suggests. Education Politics. “ Education Department Proposes New Regulations to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Institutions.” ” From the Times Higher Education by way of Inside Higher Ed : “Poll of faculty members and administrators in British higher education finds they want their country to remain in E.U.