Conference Report: HEC Montreal 2015

Apereo along with ESUP-Portail, its sister organization, were invited to participate in a conference dedicated to open source in Higher Education in Montreal. Representatives of both foundations were able to share their experience on how to develop and promote open source solutions in higher ed institutions. Participants were given a glimpse of projects such as OAE, Karuta, and the Learning Analystics Initiative to illustrate how our model, based on collaboration, helps achieve great things and how it benefits the Higher Ed community.

Another session focused on the ESUP-Portail Consortium to describe its goals and organization (the community, the working groups, its relationship with the French Ministry of Higher Ed, etc.), explain its involvement with the Apereo Foundation and provide examples of actual projects conducted at a national level.

The panel discussion was a highlight of the event and a perfect way to conclude that conference as it helped the audience better understand our missions and how we implement them by pooling resources, building partnership with organizations with similar goals, and using an incubation process, among other strategies.