Open Apereo 2018

Open Apereo 2018: The open source conference for education

OPEN APEREO 2018 (June 3 - June 7) will be held at the Delta Marriott Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

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Affordability of education has become a key issue, not simply for students and educational institutions, but for society as a whole. Open source software can be a key element in developing an institutional IT strategy that focuses on enhancing student success, while helping to control costs.

At Open Apereo 2018, you’ll find out more about how your institution can engage with open source software and the communities that support it. You’ll learn how open source works, and how it can work for your institution. You’ll see first-hand how a community responds to the challenges of today by innovating for tomorrow. Above all, you’ll return with real data based on real-world experiences of development and deployment that can inform your institutional practice and strategy.

Open Apereo 2018 is an international, inclusive event offered by the Apereo Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and sustaining innovative open-source software solutions for education.

This conference is designed to be an international, inclusive event, providing opportunities for community members to:

  • Present perspectives based on institutional experience, access the experience of others, exchange ideas, develop dialogue and form new partnerships.
  • Develop an understanding of other areas of the academic enterprise by looking outside of immediate interest areas and contributing to the understanding of commonalities as well as contrasts.
  • Organize community-wide, project-based, or institutional discussion, dialogue and practical collaborative work.

Mark your calendars and join us this year to share your success stories at our Open Apereo 2018 conference in Montreal.


ABOUT APEREO

Apereo is a network of institutions like yours, where you can share experiences, learn from the experiences of others, and discover new collaborators.  Apereo supports software used in thousands of educational institutions worldwide.  Software developed and maintained by the Apereo Community include: SakaiCASuPortal and uMobileOpen Academic EnvironmentBedeworkStudent Success PlanOpencastUniTime, and Xerte.  In addition, Apereo's incubation process supports new projects as they find the path from innovation to sustainability.  Learn more about Apereo here.

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Delta Marriott Hotel in Quebec

Event Venue

Open Apereo 2018 will be held at the Delta Marriott Hotel in Quebec.

Hotel Accommodations

Delta Marriott Hotel
475 President Kennedy Ave
Montreal, QC H3A 1J7
General website: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yuldb-delta-hotels-montreal/

Room Rate: CAD $265, per night
(plus applicable taxes)

Room rate is inclusive of guest room wifi


Rate availability: May 29 - June 08, 2018 (subject to availability)
Group rate available through May 08 at 12:00AM Eastern 

 
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Please note that the Apereo Foundation is obligated to fulfill certain contractual obligations with the Delta Marriott Hotel by having attendees fill a set number of guest rooms. By staying at the Delta Marriott Hotel you help to ensure that funds go toward the event and the organization's mission, not toward paying for empty hotel rooms. Additionally, we've heard time and again how valuable networking and "hallway conversations" are to attendees of Open Apereo and it's sister events. By staying at the Delta Marriott Hotel you greatly increase your odds of having those kinds of meaningful interactions when moving around the hotel during the event.

Networking Opportunities

The Open Apereo Conference is a great opportunity to socialize and network with your professional colleagues.  We will be organizing a few social activities and networking events, to do just that.  Some of the events will require a sign-up during the registration process.  Please stay tuned, more details coming soon...

Why Attend Open Apereo 2018

Affordability of education has become a key issue, not simply for students and educational institutions, but for society as a whole. Open source software can be a key element in developing an institutional IT strategy that focuses on enhancing student success, while helping to control costs.

At Open Apereo 2018, you’ll find out more about how your institution can engage with open source software and the communities that support it. You’ll learn how open source works, and how it can work for your institution. You’ll see first-hand how a community responds to the challenges of today by innovating for tomorrow. Above all, you’ll return with real data based on real-world experiences of development and deployment that can inform your institutional practice and strategy.

Open Apereo 2018 is an international, inclusive event offered by the Apereo Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and sustaining innovative open-source software solutions for education.


At the Conference

Ad Hoc Meeting Rooms: Ad Hoc Meeting spaces will be available for first-come, first-served usage during conference hours. Please stay tuned for more information regarding availability and how to sign up.

Lightning Talks are fun, five-minute presentations, clumped together for an exciting and fast paced way to share and gather new information.  We invite you to come share your knowledge, tricks and techniques or join us in learning from others in the Apereo Community. Stay tuned for more information about timing and location.  


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Presenter Resources

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Open Apereo 2018 takes place from June 3rd - 7th, at the Delta Marriott Hotel. The conference will showcase the work of Apereo communities, provide networking opportunities for participants, and will feature keynote speakers from the broader higher education community.

The products of our software communities - Sakai, uPortal, CAS, the Open Academic Environment, Bedework, Opencast, UniTime, Karuta, Xerte, the Apereo Learning Analytics Stack, Tsugi, POET and EDexchange – are designed and built by education, for education. They are also potential contributors to what Educause have called the “Next Generation Digital Learning Environment” – a more flexible component and component-based environment to support academic practice.

Open Apereo is the primary face-to-face networking event on the Apereo calendar. It’s a great place to meet, discuss, and build partnerships that have a positive impact on the education landscape. The event depends, to a significant degree, on commercial sponsorship. Sponsorship lets us keep the registration fee low and encourage attendance by our diverse and distributed community.  If you are interested in participating as a sponsor or obtaining more informaiton, please email us at conference[at]apereo[dot]org.

Teaching and Learning

Open Apereo 2017 - the open source conference for education - takes place in Philadephia June 4th to 7th. There's a great program in store for those interested in teaching and learning, including ...

A keynote from Malcolm Brown, Director of the Educause Learning Initiative

"The Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment: A Keystone for Student Success" will focus on the relationship between the vision of an agile, flexible and robust learning environment and student success.

Sakai Community update

The past year has been very eventful for Sakai. The Sakai-11 release was completed with the new frameless (Morpheus) portal, new Grade Book, responsive design, and many other game changing features to bring Sakai very much in line with the best LMS systems in the marketplace. A large number of Sakai sites are moving their production to Sakai 11 and we are working on a Sakai-12 release. This presentation will will give a brief summary of the Sakai project to date as well as expectations for the next year.

Piloting the Karuta Open Source Portfolio for Learning, Assessment, Reporting and Showcasing

Experience a variety of open source templates for using the Karuta Open Source Portfolio for learning, assessment, reporting, and/or showcasing. Consider LTI integration of Karuta with your instance of Sakai or use Karuta as a stand-alone portfolio platform

Tsugi Update: Progress towards the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment

Tsugi enables the production of a truly "next generation" Learning Management System that enables an "indie" publisher to deploy a topic-oriented, LMS, MOOC, LOR, and App Store using low-cost readily available hosting infrastructure. Come find out more!

Enabling Institutional Capability for Formative Assessment Strategies

Hear how the University of Limerick is working with Sakai and Big Blue Button to provide new virtual classroom assessment opportunities.

The Sakai Rubrics Project

Adding the functionality of grading rubrics to Sakai as a native tool. A collaborative community effort to rubric integrations with Sakai Assignments and Gradebook.

Learning Analytics for Actionable Learner Data Collection

Using xAPI to generate actionable data for learners, faculty, designers and program managers

Using Opencast as the cornerstone for the delivery of interactive, annotated multimedia learning

Using Sakai and Tsugi for delivery. The shifting landscape of higher education in South Africa is providing abundant incentive for faculty to examine their current lecture structure and to look at incorporating additional learning technologies. Part of our ongoing delivery is focused on supporting faculty in producing audio and video resources for improved learning opportunities.

 

... this, fantastic networking opportunities and much, much more

The full program for Open Apereo 2017 is available at https://www.apereo.org/conferences/open-apereo-2017

See you in Philadelphia!

Campus Portals

Deploying a campus portal solution? Want to discover new developments and current practice with uPortal? Open Apereo 2017 - the open source conference for education - takes place in Philadelphia June 4th to 7th. The program includes ...

My UW for You: Workshop Edition. MyUW is delivering a modern, responsive, designed campus portal user experience to UW-Madison and to other campuses in the University of Wisconsin system using uPortal and some free and open source add ons for uPortal enhancing its capabilities and implementing an alternative user interface layer.

Case Study: Sinclair College AngularJS Portal Implementation. Challenges, successes and lessons learned from this leading edge effort

Portals? uPortal!? What is this Béchamel? Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Sorbonne Universités arned presents uPortal seen under an approach of a collective intelligence and a learning organization.

 

... this, fantastic networking opportunities and much, much more

The full program for Open Apereo 2017 is available at https://www.apereo.org/conferences/open-apereo-2017

See you in Philadelphia!

Identity management, single sign on

Deploying CAS? Want to discover new developments and current practice with the premiere open source single sign on solution? Need to get up to speed with Grouper? The identity management and single sign on track at Open Apereo 2017 is just for you! Open Apereo 2017 - the open source conference for education - takes place in Philadephia June 4th to 7th.

The program includes ...

Apereo CAS: State of the Project.

Having successfully delivered a major release about 7 months ago, the Apereo CAS project has been marching ahead with full speed preparing for its next upcoming feature release in the CAS 5 series. This session intends to provide a summary of CAS server achievements over the past year with specific focus on the coming feature release. Some statistical data about the general health and adoption status of the project will be detailed and we shall also touch upon a future roadmap for the project based on community input and feedback. Attendees will take away a fuller understanding of the project, are provided with the opportunity to share suggestions and recommendations directly with the project maintainers and hopefully learn of ways to contribute more and get involved with the community.

Grouper

Grouper is an enterprise access management system built by and for higher education, and is a key component of Internet2’s Trust and Identity in Education and Research (TIER) initiative. Designed for highly distributed and heterogeneous information technology environments, Grouper is uniquely suited to address the complexity and flexibility required by the modern institution. This seminar will explore the latest Grouper release, demonstrate a variety of real world use cases, and review the much anticipated TIER Grouper Deployment Guide which is slated for release in April 2017. The deployment guide aims to distill diverse community examples into specific TIER guidance and recommendation for achieving a variety of identity and access management capabilities.

Getting Started with Apereo CAS

If you are planning to get started with a CAS deployment, this is the intended workshop session for you. The session will focus on the features, configuration options and build/deployment practices of the Apereo CAS server release and the path to their adoption for existing deployments. We will of course be conducting a hands-on session walking deployers through a series of dynamic build/deployment exercises and depending on availability and time, may also delve into integration strategies with client applications. Specific topics for the session are authentication, authorization, principal resolution and attribute release, managing service registrations, multifactor authentication, protocol support and more.

Managing Sponsored Accounts With COmanage

Guests, visitors, and others whose identities are not managed in source systems (such as HR or student systems) often need access to education and research services. Like many other institutions, Lafayette College had previously tried to shoehorn these identities into existing systems with all the attendant problems of such an arrangement. Lafayette looked to the COmanage Registry to provide capabilities for managing these non-traditional identities. This session will discuss Lafayette's business processes and requirements surrounding sponsored accounts, review the capabilities of COmanage, and provide an overview of the technology, implementation methods, and integration considerations of the new COmanage-based solution.

 

... this, fantastic networking opportunities and much, much more

The full program for Open Apereo 2017 is available at https://www.apereo.org/conferences/open-apereo-2017

See you in Philadelphia!

Unitime, Timetabling and Scheduling

 

UniTime: Best Practices. Course & exam timetabling, student scheduling. Workshop, Open Apereo 2017 #apereo17 http://tinyurl.com/kuhaxgz

 

UniTime 4.2: Instructor Scheduling. Purdue #apereo17 session #unitime #apereo http://tinyurl.com/kraq7sp

 

Course Timetabling Around the World with UniTime #apereo17 session http://tinyurl.com/lwstdvl

Learning Analytics

Open Apereo 2017 - the open source conference for education - takes place in Philadelphia June 4th to 7th. The Apereo learning analytics initiative is at the cutting edge of learner analytics practice in higher education. Come and hear about current practice, learn about commonly used standards and specifications, and discover how learning analytics can support your learners and your institution. There's a great program in store including ...

Learning Analytics for Actionable Learner Data Collection

Using xAPI to generate actionable data for learners, faculty, designers and program managers at Penn State.

Integrating Caliper and multiple xAPI data in Open Learner Record Store - Notre Dame use case

Notre Dame experience with the Apereo Open LRS and integrating multiple sources of xAPI and Caliper data. Notre Dame is providing a central repository for learning analytics to capture learning experiences from multiple sources - learn from their experience.

Need to understand xAPI and profiles?

The Experience API (xAPI) expands the possibilities for learning analytics by providing the common means for systems to communicate with each other about learning activity. While xAPI makes it possible to acquire data about learners’ activities, this information provides little benefit if one cannot design to acquire meaningful data, interpret that data, or improve the learning design based on the insights gained from such data. Fortunately, Profiles are becoming available which accelerate best practices and remove obstacles in creating and analyzing meaningful data. In this workshop, participants will explore how to work with xAPI and a growing index of profiles as well as gain an understanding of basic principles of using data effectively and designing to provide meaningful feedback. Participants will apply these principles in determining a data strategy to support particular learning outcomes.

State of the Apereo Learning Analytics Initiative

The aims of the Apereo Learning analytics initiative (LAI) are to accelerate the operationalization of Learning Analytics software and frameworks, support the validation of analytics pilots across institutions, and working together to avoid duplication of efforts. Today, the community has developed an unified vision to build an open and scalable reference architecture for the Learning Analytics. The session briefly covers the current status of the development of the architectural components which include Learning Record Warehouse, Academic early alert systems, Intervention, Student advising systems and Dashboard systems. Time will be set aside to discuss other community priorities in this domain and how others can get involved.

 

... this, fantastic networking opportunities and much, much more

The full program for Open Apereo 2017 is available at https://www.apereo.org/conferences/open-apereo-2017

See you in Philadelphia!