Apereo Values: Section 5 - Apereo Software Communities

5. Apereo Software Communities

Apereo provides an enabling framework for open source software communities, rather than seeking to direct and micro-manage them. Projects are encouraged to learn from the experience of others, and consider the potential for developing paths to sustainability that do not rely solely on a single organizational or resourcing model (such as cash or other direct resource contribution) throughout their lifecycle. 

Apereo Software Communities

Apereo OAE: 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. OAE Website

Bedework: Bedework is an open-source enterprise calendar system that supports public, personal, and group calendaring. Bedework on the Apereo website

CAS: CAS is an enterprise single sign-on solution. While the project is rooted in higher education, it has grown to an international audience spanning Fortune 500 companies and small special-purpose installations. CAS on the Apereo website  CAS on Github 

ELMS Learning Network (ELMS:LN) 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. ELMS:LN on the Apereo website

Karuta: 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. Karuta website  Karuta France

OnTask: OnTask 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 

Opencast: 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. Opencast website

openEQUELLA: openEQUELLA is a digital repository that provides a single platform to house teaching/learning, research, media, and library content. openEQUELLA on the Apereo website  openEQUELLA on Github

Sakai LMS: The Sakai LMS is a robust system supporting over 4 million educational users to enhance collaborative teaching, learning and research. Sakai website

UniTime: UniTime is a comprehensive academic 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. UniTime website

uPortal: uPortal is the leading open source enterprise portal framework built by and for higher education institutions, K-12 schools and research communities. uPortal on the Apereo website

Xerte: The Xerte Project provides a full suite of open source tools for elearning developers and content authors producing interactive learning materials. Xerte website


Apereo Values:

Section 1. Framing the Issues
Section 2. The Value of Open Source Software
Section 3. The Value of Open Source Software in Education
Section 4. The Value of Apereo
Section 5. Apereo Software Communities
Section 6. Incubation: Growing Sustainable Solutions for Education
Section 7. Regional and National Partnerships