Director of Academic Technology Services
New York University
The Sakai Open Academic Environment (OAE) project continues to look more broadly than standard learning management system functionality to engage and connect learners around their academic activities, enhancing the contexts for content authoring, sharing, and discovery, and emphasizing authentic assessment. With broad support for the creation and sharing of templates, offering a Widget Standard Development Kit (SDK) and Widget Marketplace, and supporting IMS Learning Tools Interoperability standards, OAE continues to push the boundaries for ways for anyone to straightforwardly contribute new capabilities.
This presentation will discuss New York University’s current pilot implementation of the Sakai OAE. It will also detail the roadmap for development of the Sakai OAE as well as give background information on the bodies of community representatives developing it, the OAE Steering Group, the OAE Technical Reference Group (TRG), and the OAE User Reference Group (URG).