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1 Sakai Special Interest Group NL December 5th, 2007 Newport Beach, CA Dutch Sakai SIG

2 What is Sakai SIG NL? Informal community, started in July 2006, hosted by SURF Foundation Coordinator (1 day/week) ~ 6 meetings annually Work plan: communication, PR, exchange of experiences, shared roadmap, facilitating networking, localization of software Website / weblog: just to inform those that do not know (yet)

3 Meetings In SURF Foundation Usually ~15 attendants Education Institutions and commercial companies ‘Fixed’ agenda items: –Round table of participating organisations –Presentations of Pilots, Production environments –Sakai related announcements

4 Sakai at our institutions Education University of Amsterdam (Sakai & OSP) University of Utrecht (evaluating Sakai) Saxion (Piloting Sakai) Hotel school The Hague (Piloting Sakai Leidse Onderwijs Instellingen (LOI) Academia Vitae Lib Arts (evaluating Sakai) > 20 community colleges (!!)

5 Sakai at our institutions Commercial Portfolio4u (OSP) A new spring (Sakai ASP, development) Stoas (Sakai OSP) Edia (Sakai tools, development) Omix (Sakai ASP, development) Koopal Advies (Consultancy)

6 Dutch facts and figures VLE in primary and secondary education: very fragmented market Higher Ed: large market share of Blackboard (~ 50 %), plus local players HE: Total of ~60 institutions, 500 k students Within HE: some 3-5 institutions that are evaluating Sakai Commercial interests in Sakai, high activity and production

7 Results Sakai SIG NL –QA (UvA) – Localization & Internationalization (I18N & L10N) –General requirements for tools –Requirements and standards for OSP –European (Dutch) requirements: Bologna, Lisbon –PR, workshops & seminars by SIG –Cooperation between commercials and educational institutions (!) –Some tool development

8 Sakai SIG NL – open issues Tool localization Convincing decision makers to adopt to Sakai O.S.

9 Challenges Sakai SIG NL ‘Hesitation’ for O.S. in Higher Ed. Management Legacy VLE’s STRONG competition of MS Sharepoint The role of Surf Foundation…(Financing and Microsoft Promotion) Resources: Finding dedicated Sakai- professionals 2 nd ‘big’ university choosing Sakai

10 What’s next Check out: –http://sakai-nl.blogspot.comhttp://sakai-nl.blogspot.com –Wiki: play/EUROSAKAI/Home play/EUROSAKAI/Home –Collab: DG: Euro SakaiDG: Euro Sakai Let’s talk: leave your business card / address


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