I am a member of the program committee for the upcoming Sakai conference in Los Angeles on June 14 – 16. I would like to invite you to join us in Los Angeles, and to solicit your help in both defining and creating the agenda.
Many of the conference attendees will be using or evaluating Sakai, but we hope to include broader content that speaks to effective systems and practices with technology-enhanced teaching, learning and research.
We have created a Request for Presentation Suggestions to allow broader participation in suggesting the conference content and presentations that would be most helpful. Please take a moment to share your suggestions about the sessions and content that would be most beneficial. This information can be submitted and reviewed immediately.
We have also posted the Call for Presentation Proposals requesting proposals for conference sessions, pre-conference workshops, birds of a feather topics, and showcases/tech demos. Please consider sharing your expertise in a formal session, or an informal discussion or demo.
I look forward to seeing you in June…
Best regards, Lance
Just this week IMS made the official LTI certification test suite available and I am very pleased to announce that Sakai 3 has passed the certification tests with flying colors (i.e. 100%). Now we can display this cool “Basic LTI Enabled” image with our software. As of this writing, this distinction is shared only with Desire2Learn. You can keep up-to-date on the progress of LTI certifications by watching: Common Cartridge and Basic Learning Tools Interoperability Progress.
While the Sakai 3 LTI consumer has the potential to bring interesting 3rd party tools into the learning management system, our primary motivator for this work was to provide a way to surface Sakai 2 tools within Sakai 3. Using LTI to solve this problem has positioned us well and we are anxious to see other developers implement the LTI provider server-side interface. Thanks to Dr. Chuck, Sakai 2.7 will ship with both an LTI consumer and LTI provider!
For more information on Basic LTI, see: Basic Learning Tools Interoperability. If you are interested in the certification test suite, see: Sakai 3 Basic LTI Widget Passing Certification Tests.