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Re: [school-discuss] The Sakai Project
Sakai is a follow on to the uPortal project, which was pretty
successful. It is meant to compete with products like WebCT or
Blackboard. uPortal displaced commercial portals such as Campus
Pipeline at many Universities. The Pipeline folks actually incorporated
uPortal compatibility to try and stem the tide. Sakai will probably be
as successful with courseware. The uPortal mantra was "by Universities
Personally I think there are a lot of good light weight portal and
courseware products right now. The big University folks seem to like
java, java server pages, and high end hardware. Maybe those make sense
on 20,000 to 40,000 student campuses.
- cameron miller
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Les Richardson wrote:
Well, it looks impressive. The specs look impressive. It's a 2 year
project with a couple of million bucks involved and 4 very serious
It's based on Enterprise level Java code.
We'll see how this plays out.... Just because it's open source doesn't
mean it's going to be a smashing success...
On Thu, 4 Mar 2004, Doug Loss wrote:
I just heard about this new course management system being developed:
I don't know anything about it, other than that it's website seems
pretty heavy on management-speak. Could you folks take a look at it and
give us your opinions? Thanks!
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