Set Up and Run Sakai with the Official Guide from Packt

Friday, June 12, 2009 | News | Open Source

Sakai Courseware Management: The Official Guide is a new book from Packt and is the officially endorsed guide for Sakai. Written by members of the core Sakai team, this book teaches users how to use Sakai, and helps teachers and trainers to design online courses for teaching and collaboration between students.

Sakai represents a Collaboration and Learning environment that helps to manage users, courses, instructors, and facilities. Sakai comes loaded with a spectrum of tools such as assessment, grading, and messaging, which help readers to improve their coursework using features that support and enhance teaching and learning.

The reader is introduced to a brief history and an overview of Sakai. As users progress through the book they will start working on a demonstration version of Sakai and create their first course or project site using the concepts in this book. The book also covers a section devoted to working on the Administration Workplace. With the help of ten real-world situations to strengthen the concepts, users will understand the difference between running a demonstration version of Sakai and what is needed to maintain production systems.

Through this book, teachers and developers will learn to design a great online learning experience by exploring the existing technologies and tools, and learning how to use them to their best effect. They will be able to visualize and understand Sakai’s potential to support hundreds of thousands of students by using web services to connect to other systems. They will also be taught the best practices to avoid common errors and pitfalls.

In keeping with the Open Source Project Royalty Scheme, Packt will pay a percentage of every book sold directly to the Sakai Foundation. Furthermore, the authors will be donating all royalties that they receive for this book direct to the Sakai Foundation.

Teachers, system administrators, and developers interested in creating and designing online courses for students will find this book useful. The book is available from Packt. For more information, please visit: Sakai Courseware Management: The Official Guide

Sakai Courseware Management: The Official Guide
A comprehensive and pragmatic guide to using, managing, and maintaining Sakai in the real world

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/sakai-courseware-management-the-official-guide/book

 


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