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1 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Sayeed Choudhury – Johns Hopkins University Jeshua Pacifici – Virginia Tech Doug Gouldin – Unicon, Inc. Implementing Sakai Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success

2 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Sayeed Choudhury – Johns Hopkins University Jeshua Pacifici – Virginia Tech Doug Gouldin – Unicon, Inc. Copyright Unicon, This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.

3 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Agenda Introductions What is Sakai? Why Sakai? Factors to consider Roadmaps to Success Notable Implementations The Johns Hopkins Story How Unicon can help Q & A

4 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Agenda Introductions What is Sakai? Why Sakai? Factors to consider Roadmaps to Success Notable Implementations The Johns Hopkins Story How Unicon can help Q & A

5 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved About Unicon… Our Vision: To be recognized as the leading independent provider of portal and learning technologies to the Educational market. Unicon –Over 100 employees –Over 2 million users have experienced Unicon solutions Focus is Higher Education Technologies –Enterprise Collaborative Portals –Web Content Management Solution –Learning Management Systems –Content and Assessment Authoring and Delivery software Open source involvement –Leading commercial supporter of uPortal –Sakai Commercial Affiliate Our Vision: To be recognized as the leading independent provider of portal and learning technologies to the Educational market.

6 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved About Unicon… Unicon’s Current Sakai Clients: UC Merced IDEAL/State of Arizona Foothill – ETUDES* Trinity University UNC TLTC* Major Publishers* UC Davis * In partnership with Optimized Learning Incorporated

7 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Agenda Introductions What is Sakai? Why Sakai? Factors to consider Roadmaps to Success Notable Implementations The Johns Hopkins Story How Unicon can help Q & A

8 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Sakai is a community source software development effort to design, build and deploy a new Collaboration Learning Environment Alternative to proprietary and home-grown course management solutions Features:  Gateway  Gradebook  Home  My Workspace  Melete Lesson Builder  OSP  Resources  Administrative Tools  Announcements  Assignments  Chat Room  Discussion  Drop Box  Archive What is Sakai?  Sakai News  Schedule  Site Info  Tests and Quizzes  Web Content  Worksite Setup  Syllabus

9 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved What is Sakai - Background Collaborative effort between University of Michigan, Indiana University, Stanford, Berkeley and MIT Funding from the Andrew Mellon Foundation January 2004 through December 2005 Community Sakai Educational Partners Program (SEPP) is a for-fee community that is open to educational institutions Sakai Commercial Affiliates (SCA) are commercial firms that offer for-fee support and expertise for the Sakai Project's community source software.

10 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved What is Sakai - Current State v2.0 Released June 2005; v2.0.1 Released August 2005 v2.1 Released December 2005 V2.2 Penciled in for July 15, SP Institutions 12 Sakai Commercial Affiliates 25 pilots officially planned for 2006 Many others planned…

11 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved What is Sakai? – From an IU Presentation Community Source Development Effort Initial Grant Funded Partners 88 SEPP Institutions 12 SCA’s Sakai Foundation Sakai Project Conferences 2.1 Release

12 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Agenda Introductions What is Sakai? Why Sakai? Factors to consider Roadmaps to Success Notable Implementations The Johns Hopkins Story How Unicon can help Q & A

13 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Why Sakai? Meeting the needs of faculty and students How are needs or expectations changing? Greater choices, seamless access to content and services, multiple media Modular, open standards-based architecture

14 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Why Sakai?

15 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Agenda Introductions What is Sakai? Why Sakai? Factors to consider Roadmaps to Success Notable Implementations The Johns Hopkins Story How Unicon can help Q & A

16 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Factors to Consider Engaging Learning Content, “Experiential” Multiple Content Formats, Best Fit Assessments to Measure Progress

17 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Factors to Consider Understand Sakai Make it clear that Sakai is somewhat “uncooked” Sakai is more than courseware Community Open Source Paradigms Costs

18 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Agenda Introductions What is Sakai? Why Sakai? Factors to consider Roadmaps to Success Notable Implementations The Johns Hopkins Story How Unicon can help Q & A

19 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Roadmaps to Success Bring key stakeholders together to identify goals and timelines Define your own metrics for success, cognizant of community efforts Conduct a Pilot Program Participate in the Community

20 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Roadmaps to Success - Stakeholders Identify Project Goals and Timelines with: –Program Sponsor –Faculty –IT –Help Desk –Administration Engage all along the way Keep stakeholders apprised of your successes and those of the community/product

21 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Roadmaps to Success - Metrics Identify the metrics for success –Adoption –Turning off the legacy system –Community involvement –Dollars saved Measure against metrics at project checkpoints –Pilot Completion –Different phases of production roll-out

22 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Roadmaps to Success – Pilot Program Conduct a pilot or several pilots Key faculty –Friendly and willing to provide honest constructive feedback Feedback, Feedback, Feedback Community involvement/awareness

23 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Roadmaps to Success - Community Ask for and give help to community Attend conferences and developer meetings Present your story to the community Get involved in Discussion and Working Groups

24 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Agenda Introductions What is Sakai? Why Sakai? Factors to consider Roadmaps to Success Notable Implementations The Johns Hopkins Story How Unicon can help Q & A

25 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Notable Implementations University of Michigan –Sakai represents single course management system on campus –30,000 plus users Indiana –Phased production –Parallel Systems till 2007 ETUDES - Foothill College –Supports 30 institutions in CA –Hosted by Unicon, Inc.

26 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Notable Implementations Virginia Tech –Conducting Pilot/Preview Now –Production Release – Estimated Fall 2006 –Fall 05 – 100 Faculty, 100 Students –Spring 06 – 300 Faculty, 600 Students

27 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Agenda Introductions What is Sakai? Why Sakai? Factors to consider Roadmaps to Success Notable Implementations The Johns Hopkins Story How Unicon can help Q & A

28 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved The Johns Hopkins Story Library significantly involved in Sakai R&D and pilot efforts Rather than a large number of pilot courses, we are focusing on a fewer, (hopefully) deeper efforts Good environment for testing Sakai community

29 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Agenda Introductions What is Sakai? Why Sakai? Factors to consider Roadmaps to Success Notable Implementations The Johns Hopkins Story How Unicon can help Q & A

30 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Phase 1 and 2 are an ASP environment for schools to learn about, try, pilot and run their instances of the Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment. How Unicon can Help – ASP Demo and Pilot Test Drive Sakai Pilot Sakai in an online campus environment

31 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Phase I - Test Drive Sakai Free 3 rd Party View basic Sakai tutorials Use Sakai tools within your own instructor course worksite Experience Sakai functionality Register today! Available 12/15/05

32 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Phase II – ASP Pilot Program Offer Users a chance to Pilot Sakai with the lowest possible barrier to entry Very low cost 6 month pilot period Portal Front End All key Sakai Tools 3 rd Party Integrations

33 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Tab 1. Information from local institution Tab 2. Sakai CLE Tab 3. Tools from Academus –Collaboration –Organization –Communication Tab 4. Personal tab Academus Portal Front End for the ASP Pilot Tab 5. Push tab – Training, products, services and registration

34 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved How Unicon Can Help Test Drive – ASP Model Pilots – ASP Model Hosted Pilots and Production Local Deployments Training Portal Integration Custom Development Roadmap Workshop

35 Implementing Sakai – Factors to Consider and Roadmaps to Success © 2006 Unicon, Inc. All Rights Reserved Q & A Introductions What is Sakai? Why Sakai? Who is involved? Factors to consider Roadmaps to Success The Johns Hopkins Story How Unicon can help Q & A


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