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.
Projects & Communities
Apereo is made up of a series of overlapping and interlocking software, regional and thematic communities.
Enterprise Single Sign-On - CAS provides a friendly open source community that actively supports and contributes to the project. While the project is rooted in higher-ed open source, it has grown to an international audience spanning Fortune 500 companies and small special-purpose installations.
ELMS Learning Network (ELMSLN) 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. We believe it takes an ecosystem to effectively meet the needs of educators and believe in empowering faculty by treating courses as small networked ecosystems that encourage experimentation, fragmentation, growth, and then ultimately stabilization of new ideas.
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.
Open EQUELLA is a digital repository that provides a single platform to house teaching/learning, research, media, and library content.
Open EQUELLA has been deployed for copyright resource collections; research materials; managing and exposing materials through websites and portals; content authoring; workflow; institutional policy; and organizational resources. Open EQUELLA is currently in use in a wide range of schools, universities, colleges, TAFEs, departments of education, government agencies, and corporations worldwide.
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.
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. It is a distributed system that allows multiple university and departmental schedule managers to coordinate efforts to build and modify a schedule that meets their diverse organizational needs while allowing for minimization of student course conflicts.
uPortal is the leading open source enterprise portal framework built by and for higher education institutions, K-12 schools and research communities. uPortal continues to evolve through contributions from its global community and is supported by resources, grants, donations, and memberships fees from academic institutions, commercial affiliates, and non-profit foundations.
EDexchange, a project of the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) Common Data Services (CDS) Task Force of over 30 institutions and vendors, aims to create a secure network for the exchange of transcripts between US educational institutions. The open source, web service based software EDexchange creates has the potential to be utilized to setup secure networks to exchange education data regionally and locally in many countries.
The goal of the Image Quiz Project is to increase comprehension of complex subjects through visual learning. This goal is accomplished through the development of a series of computer-based visual training programs under the working title Image Quiz. Programs in the Image Quiz family are designed to rapidly help users become visual experts. Unlike novices, visual experts are able to quickly recognize patterns. This allows chess masters to recognize meaningful chess configurations, and field biologists to identify organism from a mere glance.
The Notification Backbone aims to transform task-related communications within higher education institutions, through delivering a cross-system solution for personalized notifications and emergency communications, enabling notifications to be created-by and consumed across multiple services and communication channels.
The OnTask Project 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.
POET is a group of people and organizations that believe in the power of open source to innovate and advance their learning and educational solutions. By working together under a single organization, POET’s members can provide additional resources to help advance the open source projects that matter to them.
The goal of Tsugi is to build a scalable multi-tenant "tool" hosting environment based on the emerging IMS standards to help move the industry toward a Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE) . The use of this framework does not automatically imply any type of IMS certification. Tools and products that use this framework must still go through the formal certification process through IMS (www.imsglobal.org).
The Learning Analytics Processor project is aimed at accelerating the future of predictive learning analytics through the development of a flexible and highly scalable tool that will facilitate everything from academic early alert systems to data visualizations. Along with this powerful “big data” tool will come a library of open predictive models which can be shared across higher education free of licensing costs and, most importantly,allow institutions to collaborate on enhancing and improving these models over time. View our PDF brochure.
The project entered incubation in June 2015.