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The membership of Jasig and Sakai, pioneers in the development and adoption of open source software to support education, have voted overwhelmingly to merge their two organizations. The new non-profit entity formed by the merger, Apereo, will continue to foster the creation and sustenance of open source software in support of education and research - but with a significantly enlarged membership and reach.

October 2012 

Introduction

This Memorandum of Understanding describes the relationship between the ESUP-Portail consortium, Jasig, the Sakai Foundation, and their successors. It represents a reciprocal agreement between equal partners, and has the primary aim, over time, of developing a closer practical working relationship between the signatory organisations.

Principles

The relationship the signatories seek to build focuses around the development of shared -

Sakai institutional representatives have been mailed with details of how the membership vote on the merger of Sakai and Jasig will take place. If you are an institutional representative and have not received a bundle of documents, and instructions on how to register for the membership teleconference on November 1st, or register a proxy vote for that meeting, please contact Ian Dolphin iandolphin@sakaifoundation.org

Alliance to Support Exceptional Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning

Richmond, Virginia, U.S. – June 9, 2010 – SoftChalk, LLC, a leading developer of content authoring software for eLearning, and the Sakai Project, an educational community renowned for innovation in open teaching, learning and research software, today announced an integration and collaboration partnership. SoftChalk has become a member of the Sakai Foundation and introduced integration between the SoftChalk authoring solution and the Sakai Learning Management System.

American Public University System (APUS) announced today that it has chosen Sakai as the foundation for its new Learning Management System (LMS). [press release]

Campus Technology article "Moving to an Open Source LMS: 3 Stories"

Good article in today's Campus Technology (04/07/10) by Linda L Briggs looking at the adoption of Sakai by smaller schools who wanted to move from their proprietary LMS.

University of Delaware LMS Committee examines innovations in Sakai

A news item was published about the University of Delaware Learning Management System Committee spring meeting on Feb. 23. The LMS Committee is a 41-member University-wide committee whose members are ambassadors to their departments regarding the use of Sakai@UD

Reazon Systems Officially Releases 'iRubric For Sakai'

(Newswire Today) —  Irvine, CA, United States, 2010-01-21 - Announcing the official launch of iRubric-for-Sakai, a comprehensive assessment and analysis suite for Sakai CLE.

"Sakai: Open Source … Open Minds" - new article in Learning Solutions Magazine

Nice article about what sets Sakai apart from other LMS solutions from by Larissa Biggers of the University of North Carolina in Learning Solutions Magazine.

Most Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are intended to support traditional (instructor-led) teaching models. Sakai, however, is a Collaborative Learning Environment. It is intended to support group work, and offers unique features for researchers, faculty, and learners. Learn about Sakai in this brief but informative article...

eLearn Magazine article about using Sakai to teach Blended Learning

Dr Philip Uy, Director, Strategic Learning and Teaching Innovation at Charles Sturt University in Australia, pointed us to a feature article, Teaching Teachers to Use Blended Learning, in the curent eLearn Magazine about synchronous and asynchronous use of Sakai at CSU that might be of interest to the community <http://bit.ly/3UV3gp>.

The authors Dr. Sally Knipe and Miriam Edwards say that "The LMS has given the staff an opportunity to develop new teaching strategies,

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