Sakai Courseware Management: The Official Guide Table Of Contents


Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: What Is Sakai?
Chapter 2: Feet First: Running the Demo
Chapter 3: Sakai Anatomy
Chapter 4: My First Project Site
Chapter 5: Your First Course Site
Chapter 6: Enterprise Bundle Tools & Quality Assurance
Chapter 7: Worksite Tools
Chapter 8: Contributed Tools
Chapter 9: Putting Sakai to Work
Chapter 10: The Administration Workspace
Chapter 11: Web Services: Connecting to the Enterprise
Chapter 12: Tips from the Trenches
Chapter 13: Common Error Messages
Chapter 14: Show Cases
Chapter 15: Innovating Teaching and Learning with Sakai
Chapter 16: A Crib Sheet for Selling Sakai to Traditional Management
Chapter 17: Participating in the Sakai Community
Chapter 18: Rogues Gallery
Chapter 19: Looking Ahead: Sakai 3
Index

  • Chapter 1: What Is Sakai?
    • Sakai tools
    • The Sakai Foundation
    • Sakai worksite
    • The community
      • Branches
      • Workgroups
      • Developers
    • Roots
    • A brief history
      • Sakai 1.0
      • Present day
    • Advantages for organizations
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Sakai Anatomy
    • The Sakai framework
      • The aggregation layer
      • The presentation layer
      • The tools layer
      • The services layer
    • Core technologies
    • How Sakai is deployed at scale
      • Load balancing
      • Frontend servers
      • Database preferences
      • The Java Virtual Machine
    • Enterprise data integration
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: My First Project Site
    • Tool-specific help
    • Managing project sites
      • Browsing the demonstration
      • Site creation
    • Tools of immediate value
      • Maintaining your site details
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: Your First Course Site
    • Creating a course site using the Sakai demo
    • Starter tips
      • Descriptions are important
      • Password strength
      • Becoming another user quickly
      • The motivation for sections
      • Creating sections
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: Worksite Tools
    • A flashcard activity
    • Commonalities between tools
    • The Resources tool
    • Course tools
      • Context
      • Communication plan
      • Content
      • Assessing individual students
    • Introducing Portfolios
    • Portfolio expert interviewed
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8: Contributed Tools
    • An apology of sorts
    • The range of contributed tools
      • Sponsoring creativity
      • Pros and cons
    • A list of tools
    • Example deployments
      • The University of Michigan
        • Interview with David Haines, Senior Developer at Michigan
      • The University of Cape Town
    • Creating tools
      • Building tools
      • Sakai Electronic Lab Notebook for Research and Groupwork (SENRG)
      • SASH
        • Interview with Steven Githens, the force behind SASH
      • AppBuilder
    • Sousa—Content authoring and delivery for Sakai
      • What is Sousa?
      • An Interview with Mark Norton
    • Edia
      • What is Edia?
      • Skin Manager
      • Sakai Maps
      • Fedora tool
      • Web course tool
    • Open Syllabus
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9: Putting Sakai to Work
    • The tools and structure of a Sakai site
    • Sakai's site structure
      • My Workspace
      • The Home tool contents
        • The basic collaboration tools
        • Site administration
        • The basic teaching and learning tools
    • Types of Sakai sites
      • Problem-based courses
      • Small discussion courses
      • Large introductory courses
      • Project-based courses
      • Collaboration sites
    • Building your Home page
      • Check out the new look
      • Edit your page
      • Replace the site description
      • Customize the Home page
      • Ready to roll
    • Summary
  • Chapter 10: The Administration Workspace
    • What is a Sakai administrator?
    • The Administration tool set
    • Basic concepts
      • Internal ID
      • Java
      • Realms
    • sakai.properties
      • An interview with Anthony Atkins
    • Adding a Portfolio template
      • The Portfolio administration site
      • OpenEd
    • Summary
  • Chapter 11: Web Services: Connecting to the Enterprise
    • Protocols
      • Playing with Telnet
      • Installing TCPMON
      • Requests and returned status codes
      • SOAP
      • JSON
      • REST
    • Existing web services
      • Recapping terminology
      • Default web services
    • Sakai and SOAP
      • My first web service
      • My first client
      • A more realistic client example
    • Entity Broker
      • Finding descriptions of services
      • Authenticating
      • A client-side coding example
      • Interview with Entity Broker author Aaron Zeckoski
    • WSRP
    • Summary
  • Chapter 12: Tips from the Trenches
    • The benefits of knowing that frameworks exist
    • Third-party frameworks
      • Spring
      • Hibernate
      • Apache frameworks
      • Dependencies
    • Expanded tour of Java
      • Introduction
      • JMX monitoring
    • The Apache web server
    • Migration
      • Migrating course content
        • A bit of history
        • Enabling LMS content import
        • A note about IMS Common Cartridge
        • Using "Import from File"
    • Interviews at the deep end
      • Megan May
      • Seth Theriault
      • David Howitz
    • Functional administration
    • Summary
  • Chapter 13: Common Error Messages
    • A policy of containment of errors
      • Reporting
      • Quality Assurance analysis
      • Production systems
    • Configuring logging
    • Common error messages
      • Java version
      • Port issues
      • Out of memory
      • The portal
      • The database
      • Search
      • sakai.properties
      • File permissions
      • Class not found
    • Information sources
    • Summary
  • Chapter 14: Show Cases
    • Acknowledgements
    • CamTools: Using Sakai to support teaching and learning in a research-intensive university
      • About the authors
      • CamTools: Sakai at the University of Cambridge
      • Evidence-informed approaches to virtual learning environment development: the case of Plant Sciences
      • New directions
    • Summary
    • Sakai @ the University of Amsterdam
      • About the author
      • About the University
      • E-learning
      • The SURF Foundation
      • UvA communities, a Sakai collaboration environment
        • Webklassen
        • Conflict Studies
        • IIS Communities
        • The Hague Forum for Judicial Expertise
        • Project sites
        • Testweeklab
      • Digital Portfolio, a different use case
      • Why Sakai?
    • University of Michigan
      • Sakai success story
      • Transforming the education experience
      • Supporting the dissertation process
      • Streamlining academic administration
      • Future directions
    • UFP-UV: UFP in the Sakai project
      • About the authors
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Sakai usage, full adoption
      • The UFP tools
      • Sakai usage at UFP
    • Marist College and Sakai
      • Background
      • The commercial partner implementation model
      • Migrating a campus to Sakai
      • Tangible outcomes
    • rSmart
      • Overview
      • History
      • Easy to adopt
      • Easy to try
    • Crossing the border into research: Students' engagement with a Virtual Research Environment, a case study
      • About the authors
      • Background
      • Tutor engagement
      • Data collection
      • Student engagement
      • Key themes
      • Conclusions and recommendations
      • References
    • SOLO—Taking e-learning offline
      • About the author
      • Background
      • Internet bandwidth and cost
      • North-West University (South Africa)
      • How Solo works
    • The LAMP Consortium—Like a bundle of sticks
      • About the author
      • Introducing the project
      • Award winning
      • Winning factors
      • The LAMP experience
    • Criminology—A distance course in Sakai
      • About the authors
        • The Department of Criminology
        • Description of the distance course
      • Experiences—Lessons learned
        • Clarifying the structure of a course
        • The importance of the group
        • The social space
        • The absence of feedback
        • The need of support
      • Future development
      • Conclusion
    • Summary
  • Chapter 15: Innovating Teaching and Learning with Sakai
    • The Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award
    • Case studies from the winner's circle
      • 1st Place Winner: Biomedical Engineering (University of Michigan, USA)
        • Course description
        • Course development and delivery
        • Teaching innovation
      • 2nd Place Winner: International Law (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
        • Course description
        • Course development and delivery
        • Teaching innovation
    • Conclusions and lessons learned
    • Summary
    • References
  • Chapter 17: Participating in the Sakai Community
    • The Sakai Foundation
      • Consensus building
      • Legal home
      • Partnering up
    • The community
    • DoOcracy
    • Transparent communication
      • Conferences
      • Collab
      • Work Groups
      • Asynchronous communication
      • Open code, Open Standards
      • The QA network
      • The risk of information loss
      • The current wish list
    • An interview with a member of the community
    • Summary
  • Chapter 18: Rogues Gallery
    • If the Sakai community were a person
    • Sakai fellows
      • Dr Ian Boston
      • Clay Fenlason
      • Nuno Fernandes
      • Steven Githens
      • David Howitz
      • Beth Kirschner
      • Dr. Maggie McVay Lynch
      • Stephen Marquard
      • Seth Theriault
      • Zach A Thomas
      • Aaron Zeckoski
    • Foundation members
      • Michael Korcuska
      • Peter Knoop
      • Mary Miles
      • Pete Peterson
      • Anthony Whyte
    • Developers
      • Nicolaas Matthijs
      • Ray Davis
    • Quality assurers
      • Jean-François
      • Megan May
    • The rest
      • Chris Coppola
      • John Leasia
      • John Norman
      • Mark Norton
      • Charles Severance
      • Margaret Wagner
  • Chapter 19: Looking Ahead: Sakai 3
    • Sakai 3 goals
    • Sakai 3 for users
      • Moving beyond sites
      • Breaking the tool silos
      • Social networking
      • Content creation and organization
    • Sakai 3 for technologists
    • Interview with Sakai 3 chief architect
    • Summary

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