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 at the same time.

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 at the same time.

Status: Graduated Incubation

Background and Objectives
The Open Academic Environment is a multi-tenant platform aiming to support academic collaboration and networking. Specifically, OAE provides tools and services that can be used in the context of a class, of a formal or informal group outside a class or of such a group outside an institution.

OAE is widely used by staff in French higher education in the context of research and other inter-institutional collaboration. The project is now examining future directions which bring OAE closer to students and to learning.

Technology/ies
OAE has a fairly complex technology stack that includes Express / NodeJS, Cassandra, RabbitMQ, Redis, Etherpad, Ethercalc and Elasticsearch. The project development environment requires docker and contributions are submitted via Github.

News

New Directions for Apereo OAE

The OAE has been slowly getting back on its feet after a somewhat long period of consolidation, data migration, and redeployment. The 15.0 release "Snowy Owl" last November paved the path to a sequence of new developments and releases which we are now proud to announce to the Apereo community.

OAE Hosting Agreement

A New Apereo Open Academic Environment Hosting Agreement

OAE Kingfisher or OAE 12

OAE Kingfisher is one of the most significant releases of the Open Academic Environment software and includes many new features geared towards making OAE a truly global system that is capable of connecting the whole of academia.

Announcing OAE Ibis (OAE 10)!

OAE Ibis brings the ability for institutions to completely customise the content and look of their tenant landing page.

Apereo OAE Griffin (OAE 8)

OAE Griffin brings a complete overhaul of the collaborative document experience, metadata widgets, full interactive REST API documentation and improved Office document previews. 

Emperor Penguin (OAE 6)

OAE Emperor Penguin brings a fully responsive UI, ensuring that OAE works seamlessly on mobile and tablet devices.

OAE Desert Sparrow or OAE 5

OAE Desert Sparrow is a mostly technical release, upgrading OAE from CQL2 to CQL3. Next to that, OAE Desert Sparrow also adds full-text search of content comments and discussion posts.

Research Professional has joined OAE

Research Professional, one of the world’s leading information services for researchers, has joined the Apereo OAE.

OAE Cardinal or OAE 4

OAE Cardinal's main new feature is push notifications, providing real-time UI updates for activity relevant to the user or activity happening in the context the user is currently looking at.

OAE 3.0 Blue Jay Release

OAE Blue Jay introduces a new and improved Document Previewer that allows rich documents such as PDFs, Microsoft Word and Excel files to be displayed and embedded directly within OAE without requiring a download.

OAE Alpine Swift or OAE 2.0

Apereo OAE Alpine Swift brings a wide range of user-facing improvements.

Apereo OAE Phoenix 1.2

The Apereo Open Academic Environment (OAE) project team is pleased to announce the second minor release of the OAE Phoenix release; OAE Phoenix 1.2.