Apereo Values: Section 5 - Apereo Software Communities

5. Apereo Software Communities

Apereo provides an enabling framework for open source software communities, rather than seeking to direct and micro-manage them. Projects are encouraged to learn from the experience of others, and consider the potential for developing paths to sustainability that do not rely solely on a single organizational or resourcing model (such as cash or other direct resource contribution) throughout their lifecycle. 

Apereo Software Communities

Apereo OAE: The Open Academic Environment is a powerful new way for researchers, students and faculty to create knowledge, share, collaborate and connect with the world. It is a multi-tenant and highly scalable platform that is able to support multiple institutions. OAE Website

Bedework: Bedework is an open-source enterprise calendar system that supports public, personal, and group calendaring. Bedework on the Apereo website

CAS: CAS is an enterprise single sign-on solution. While the project is rooted in higher education, it has grown to an international audience spanning Fortune 500 companies and small special-purpose installations. CAS on the Apereo website  CAS on Github 

ELMS Learning Network (ELMS:LN) is an open source educational technology platform for building and sustaining innovation in course technologies. It is a Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE) that utilizes a Suite of Tools approach to system design and deployment. ELMS:LN on the Apereo website

Karuta: Karuta is a flexible tool for the incremental prototyping and the diffusion on the web of digital portfolios or eportfolios for various purposes; showcase portfolio, learning portfolio, assessment portfolio. Karuta website  Karuta France

OnTask: OnTask aims to improve the academic experience of students through the delivery of timely, personalised and actionable student feedback throughout their participation in a course. OnTask website 

Opencast: The Opencast community is a collaboration of individuals, higher education institutions and organizations working together to explore, develop, define and document best practices and technologies for management of audiovisual content in academia. Opencast website

openEQUELLA: openEQUELLA is a digital repository that provides a single platform to house teaching/learning, research, media, and library content. openEQUELLA on the Apereo website  openEQUELLA on Github

Sakai LMS: The Sakai LMS is a robust system supporting over 4 million educational users to enhance collaborative teaching, learning and research. Sakai website

UniTime: UniTime is a comprehensive educational scheduling system that supports developing course and exam timetables, managing changes to these timetables, sharing rooms with other events, and scheduling students to individual classes. UniTime website

uPortal: uPortal is the leading open source enterprise portal framework built by and for higher education institutions, K-12 schools and research communities. uPortal on the Apereo website

Xerte: The Xerte Project provides a full suite of open source tools for elearning developers and content authors producing interactive learning materials. Xerte website


Section 6: Incubation: Growing Sustainable Solutions for Education