An Honest Look at Sakai: What Should We Tell Potential Adopters?
Most of us are already Sakai adopters and most of us like it a lot. As colleagues from peer institutions are looking at adopting a new LMS and are asking for our feedback, what are we telling them, for real? What are Sakai's current strengths and weaknesses?
Building on sessions from previous Sakai conferences, this presentation and discussion will focus on assessing Sakai's strengths and weaknesses through the audience experience and feedback.
Mathieu will expose what has been achieved and key challenges of implementing Sakai at the University of Delaware, and what he tells other institutions interested in Sakai. Michael will describe some of the competitive strengths of Moodle in relation to Sakai. Hannah will expose some of the criteria that Tufts University is looking at to select their next LMS, and how Sakai ranks. Kevin will share samples of compelling "value propositions" for changing to Sakai.
At the end of this session, participants should have a better sense of what Sakai looks like from the outside looking in, will be able to articulate some of the selling points and challenges of Sakai, and will have building blocks to be able to answer some of the questions that higher management or peer institutions might have about implementing Sakai.
Mathieu Plourde, University of Delaware
Michael Feldstein, Oracle
Hannah Reeves, Tufts University
Kevin Turner, IBM
Day, Time, Location
Friday, 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., Molly Pitcher
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