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Date: Mon. Oct. 5, 2015 at 9:21 AM

Sakai Morpheus Skin contest! $400 in prizes!

Sakai has a new bag, a new thing, a cool new look. It's code-named Morpheus and it is the application of Responsive Design principles, so that Sakai can adjust it's look and behavior by noticing if it is on a small screen (aka mobile) or a large screen (aka desktop or tablet). While our Morpheus team has done an outstanding job at creating a new interface which is going to be released with Sakai 11, we know there is always room for improvement, aesthetics and creativity.

Therefore, we are announcing a contest to create the best Sakai skin you can imagine! We have $400 in prizes which will be divided up among winners of several categories. 

Deadline for submissions is Oct. 28th, 2015Sign up to participate at http://bit.ly/morpheus-contest-signup
  • Once you sign up, you will receive additional information on how to submit your entry. 
  • Entries may include images, descriptive text, and technical information that can assist developers in implementing your design.
The winners of the contest will be announced at the Sakai Virtual Conference on November 4. 



Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 11:41 AM

Conference Program now available for the Sakai Virtual Conference 2015!


Sakai Virtual Conference 2015

The Future of the Learning Management System is Open

November 4, 2015 - Online

http://virtconf.apereo.org/   #SakaiVC15


The full conference program for the Sakai Virtual Conference 15 is now available online: http://virtconf.apereo.org/home/schedule


Join us for what promises to be a great event! Don’t delay, register now! Remember that you need to register by October 14th to receive promotional items!


The Sakai Virtual Conference will take place entirely online on Wednesday, November 5, 2015.  You'll attend presentations in concurrent session webinar rooms, ask the presenters live questions, and get the conference experience without the expense of travel. Find out how your peers are using Sakai at their institutions while you interact and share best practices with your colleagues online.

Register today! We hope to see you there!


Sincerely,


Neal Caidin, Sakai Community Coordinator, Apereo Foundation

Wilma Hodges, Sakai Virtual Conference 2015 Planning Committee Chair

Ian Dolphin, Executive Director, Apereo Foundation


Date: Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Announcing Keynote Speakers for the Sakai Virtual Conference 2015!

Sakai Virtual Conference 2015

The Future of the Learning Management System is Open

November 4, 2015 - Online

http://virtconf.apereo.org/   #SakaiVC15


We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers for the Sakai Virtual Conference 2015.


Opening Keynote:

Dr. Malcolm Brown, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (link to bio)


Closing Keynote:

Dr. Charles Severance, University of Michigan (link to bio)


Don’t miss out on live presentations from these engaging thought leaders!


The call for proposals is open until Sept. 20th! Submit your proposal and join us in sharing and celebrating the innovative work being done in the Sakai Community.


Register today and stay tuned for publication of the full program!


Click here to check out our conference promo video!


View our “6 Steps to Perfect Presentation” video!



Sincerely,


Neal Caidin, Sakai Community Coordinator, Apereo Foundation

Wilma Hodges, Sakai Virtual Conference 2015 Planning Committee Chair

Ian Dolphin, Executive Director, Apereo Foundation


Date: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 11:09 AM

Registration is now open for the Sakai Virtual Conference 2015!

Sakai Virtual Conference 2015

The Future of the Learning Management System is Open

November 4, 2015 - Online

http://virtconf.apereo.org/   #SakaiVC15


Register now! Registration is open for the Sakai Virtual Conference. Registration is $50 per person, with all proceeds going toward Sakai feature development. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide input on the enhancements they would like to see in Sakai.


The Sakai Virtual Conference will take place entirely online on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.  You'll attend presentations in concurrent session webinar rooms, ask the presenters live questions, and get the conference experience without the expense of travel. There will be opportunities for networking and informal discussions, as well as a chance to win prizes donated by our sponsors. The “conference location” will be in Sakai, and we will be using Sakai tools such as Lessons, Forums, etc. to facilitate interaction among attendees. If you are comfortable in Sakai, you will easily engage in this virtual experience.


The program is still being finalized. However, there will be information sessions, interactive, small-group discussions, a UX testing track, and a two-hour Spanish language track prior to the main conference. Find out how your peers are using Sakai at their institutions! Presentations will focus on effective teaching and learning practices, online pedagogy, and engaging students using technology.


The Sakai Virtual Conference is a unique opportunity to network with your peers and share stories and best practices in an online venue.


Register today and stay tuned for publication of the full program!


Sincerely,


Neal Caidin, Sakai Community Coordinator, Apereo Foundation

Wilma Hodges, Sakai Virtual Conference 2015 Planning Committee Chair

Ian Dolphin, Executive Director, Apereo Foundation


Date: Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 2:21 PM

Now Open! Call for Proposals for the Sakai Virtual Conference 2015


You are invited to submit a proposal for this year’s Sakai Virtual Conference! The premise of the virtual conference is simple: An Online, Sakai Teaching and Learning focused conference to connect with colleagues across the globe, share stories and best practices, and envision how you might use Sakai in the future. You can enjoy interaction with your peers in the Sakai community, all without leaving home!


We are actively seeking presenters who are knowledgeable about teaching with Sakai. You don’t need to be a technical expert to share your experiences! Submit your proposal today! The deadline for submissions is September 6th, 2015.


This online event will emphasize the use of Sakai for teaching and learning, although there will also be some technical sessions in the program. The conference committee has planned the following tracks/session types:


  • Faculty Course Showcase - Demonstrate exemplary instructional strategies and course design by showcasing your course.

  • Instructional Design/Support - How do you support your end users?  Share best practices for instructional design, training, and professional development at your institution.

  • Effective or Innovative Practice - Are you using Sakai in a unique or uniquely effective way? For example, are you doing something innovative in Mobile/Responsive Design or Accessibility? Show us your effective or innovative practice!

  • Learning Analytics - How are you using Learning Analytics in conjunction with your Sakai LMS to promote institutional objectives? Have you implemented a dashboard or student intervention success plan, Learning Records Store, xAPI, etc.?

  • Technical Session - Do you have a topic that would be of interest to Sakai developers or IT staff? Would you like to demo new features or functionality coming in Sakai 11? Present on a technical topic "under the hood" of Sakai.

  • Birds of a Feather - Lead an informal/unstructured online discussion about a topic of your choice.

  • Lightning Talks - Do you have a project or perspective you'd like to share? Maybe you have an idea to improve Sakai that you’d like to promote? Lightning talks are 5 minute presentations which will be combined into an exciting and fast-paced conference session.  

  • UX Testing - We will be conducting live usability testing during the conference. Do you have a research question and test script you’d like to propose as part of our UX track? Help us improve the Sakai user interface through UX testing!

  • Sakai en Español - Envía tu presentación sobre cualquiera de estos temas en español. (Note: The Spanish track will begin two hours prior to the main conference sessions so that attendees have the option to attend the presentations in Spanish as well as other conference tracks.)


The Sakai Virtual Conference will take place entirely online on Wednesday, November 4th.  You'll make your presentation in a virtual "room," take live questions from the audience, and get the conference experience without the expense of travel. There will be opportunities for networking and informal discussions, as well as a chance to win prizes donated by our sponsors.


Help us make this year’s Sakai Virtual Conference a success!


We look forward to your proposal!


http://virtconf.apereo.org/home/call-for-proposals


Sincerely,


Ian Dolphin, Executive Director, Apereo Foundation

Neal Caidin, Sakai Community Coordinator, Apereo Foundation

Wilma Hodges, Sakai Virtual Conference 2014 Planning Committee Chair