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Welcome to Apereo

Apereo is a network of institutions like yours. We support software used in thousands of educational institutions worldwide, ranging from the CAS single-sign on solution, through uPortal, to the Sakai collaboration and learning environment, and the Apereo Open Academic Environment - a next generation cloud-based platform for academic collaboration. We're also the place new projects supporting higher education can find support and sustenance. Our incubation process supports new projects as they find the path from innovation to sustainability, with communities developing around products such as Bedework, a calendaring solution, and Student Success Plan, recipient of a $1.5m grant from the Next Generation Learning Challenge Program to develop an open source solution to support early intervention and student retention. Opencast Matterhorn, a lecture capture and media services platform, UniTime, a higher education timetabling and scheduling system, EDexchange, a transcript exchange solution, and Karuta, a next generation eportfolio initiative have recently entered our incubation process.

Apereo is a global network, with member institutions on six continents. We seek to actively develop partnerships to further our mission to create and sustain software supporting learning, teaching and research. Our partnership with our sister organisation, the ESUP consortium in France, creates a network of over one hundred and eighty higher educational institutions and partners. It’s a network where you can share experiences, learn from the experiences of others, and discover new collaborators. Why not join, and grow the network further?

By becoming an Apereo Foundation member, you -

  • Ensure proper support for software you rely on. Your membership dues work to ensure effective licensing and IPR management practices, infrastructure support, community coordination, event support, outreach, and more.
  • Give your institution a vote in the way Apereo is run, and how it sets priorities. Your institution has a vote in elections for the Apereo Foundation Board, which provides strategic leadership for the foundation.
  • Are able to access programs such as the Apereo Incubation Program. Have a software project you believe meets a higher education need? Apereo is the place to find partners and learn from others who've grown communities to sustain software.
  • Become part of a community of peers - a global network of educational institutions working together to address common issues and solve common problems - with many opportunities to participate. In the last three years, Apereo and its predecessors have held conferences on five continents. Members can access our principle events at discounted rates.

You can discover more about Apereo by reading our The Value of a Common Foundation from