Monday Jun 13, 2011

Sakai


It's on the road this week to LA for the Sakai Annual Conference. Sakai is many things: A community, a suite of open source software for teaching and learning with more than 350 academic institutions using it and a Foundation which manages it's direction and future. Oracle is a Commercial Affiliate Partner with Sakai also playing as a Reference Implementation for SAIP. This week's goal? Investigating the feasability of a Sakai H/W Appliance sized on SPARC/Solaris, tuned nicely to our fusion tech stack and delivered to the market via partners such as our good friends at Unicon all with the support of the Foundation. So, as the conference tag line says, " Open Opportunities, Endless Possibilities". See you in LA. I love short flights these days.



Tuesday Jan 13, 2009

Blackboard RA v2

The project work for the next-generation Sun-Blackboard Reference Architecture in our performance engineering labs began today. The target is a high-level virtualized architecture for supporting state or even national level mult-VLE deployments of on-line learning systems including Blackboard NG, Moodle and Sakai. We're putting together the technical case and configurations with a target date of April to enter the labs and announcement for summer and session at Blackboard World scheduled for Julu 14-16 in Washington DC.



Thursday Feb 21, 2008

Fire & Ice - Live from Brazil

The next Fire & Ice event takes place tomorrow at 1pm in Brazil. Fire and Ice is a
series of interactive, international dialogues between students in
various countries around the world sponsored by Sun. The project objective is to
translate dialogue into action by inspiring students to develop their
own solutions for helping combat climate change in their local areas.
Fire and Ice is part of Elluminate's Learning Across Borders, a global
initiative that promotes live, real-time knowledge sharing and
collaboration between students and teachers in North America and the
Developing World. 


The
Award Ceremony:


On
behalf of Elluminate and our partners, Promethean, Positivo, Oi
Futuro and the University of Sao Paulo (Escola do Futuro), I am
pleased to invite you to join us, in person or online via Elluminate
Live!,
for a very special Ceremony to present a remote Brazilian school with
the Fire and Ice Leadership Award, in recognition of their efforts to
help combat the effects of Climate Change.

Elluminate
is donating
to
the school its “Classroom-in-a-Box” computer hardware kit, and
Promethean and Positivo are kindly donating an electronic whiteboard.
The equipment will enable the
Massambará
school with a “window to the world” to continue collaborating on
special projects, live and online, with other schools from around the
world.

To
congratulate the
Massambará
school on their achievements, our friends at iEARN USA will attempt
to invite one teacher/student to join the event online from
all
seven continents

(or as many as continents represented, as possible).

Project
Background:

In
2007, a school in a small village 2 hours from Rio de Janeiro
participated in an international project called
Fire
and Ice: Climate Change
.
Escola Estadual Municipalizada Abel José Machado created
a unique and inspiring project to help combat the effects of climate
change and soil degradation in their local area.


Massambará’s
teachers and students engaged with the local community to
build
an organic garden

at São Fernando farm. Through Elluminate Live!, the school
collaborated with other schools from Canada and Mozambique, and then
showcased the results of their project to a global audience in
November 2007.

Ceremony
Date:
February
22, 2008, 1:00pm Brasilia/Rio time
(GMT
-3 hours)
https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=7&password=M.FE2A0E224D3804EA06F55F04DE764D

 

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