Successful event! - VII Spanish Sakai Murcia ‘15
The VII Spanish Sakai Murcia '15 had over 60 participants including the following roles: Techcnical Staff, instructional designers, LMS admins, Project managers from all the Spanish Universities that use Sakai, Experts from a couple of companies that offer Sakai support in Spanish, and we even had some faculty and students from the University of Murcia.
Thanks to the collaboration of the Apereo Foundation, Ian Dolphin and Charles Severance were at the event and the S2U team had the opportunity to share with them their current state, their concerns and expectations about the future of Sakai and, also about other Apereo projects. The team was also pleased to receive an update about all Apereo projects from Ian Dolphin and to learn, from Dr. Chuck's keynote, his vision about what the future of Sakai and the LMS in general could look like. The S2U Team covered different topics such as Sakai 11, Karuta, Anti-plagiarism tools, Learning Analytics, a Lessons Builder demonstration, and even an open session to find out what attendees liked and disliked from Sakai. During the afternoon sessions, attendees presented 16 'Lighting Talks' covering multiple topics (Teaching and Learning, Technical, personal experiences, use cases...).
As a consequence of the meeting, the S2U has opened their weekly calls to all the community and will now be having a weekly 'Open S2U Call' in Spanish every Wednesday from 1:45 PM CET to 2:45 PM CET. Everyone is welcome to join! We will be sending the connection details to the sakai-spanish[at]apereo[dot]orgmailing list. Stay tuned!
'Muchas gracias' to everyone who helped to make this event a total success. Special thanks to our supporters: S2U (Spanish Sakai Users), Entornos de Formación, Apereo Foundation and Universidad de Murcia.
Sessions recordings: http://tv.um.es/video?id=74381
More information: http://eventos.um.es/go/spanish-sakai-murcia
-- José Mariano Luján