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About Brock University's 2006-2007 Pilot of Sakai

Sakai is an alternative Learning Management System, similar to WebCT.

Brock evaluated WebCT and alternatives such as Sakai for use as Brock's primary Learning Management System (LMS) starting in the 2009 academic year.

A Pilot of Sakai with 50 courses and 27 instructors was conducted for the 2007 academic year. Instructors had the option to include the course that they were teaching in this pilot.

Sakai is a free and community source based product that offers a different take on learning on-line. Moodle, which was also being evaluated in a smaller scale is a free open source option.

A representative advisory group was struck to co-ordinate the pilot and help shape the decision. Please feel free to leave informal feedback below. This group conducted a pilot and submitted the results (below) to the University Senate and the Provost and Vice-President. A decision was made by the Provost and Vice-President based on this information to implement a Sakai-based system as Brock's Primary LMS.

The Pilot by the Numbers

50 courses and 27 instructors choose to pilot Sakai and potentially every student on campus was at least able to log into the system.

Sakai Pilot Survey Results

Student Survey

Instructor Survey

These documents were generated Friday; January 18 2008

This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the Research Ethics Board at Brock University (File 07-027) If you have any comments or concerns about your rights as a research participant, please contact the Research Ethics Office at (905) 688-5550 Ext. 3035, reb@brocku.ca.

Members of the Learning System Management Sub-Committee of the Educational Technologies Advisory Group

Group Coordinator: Matt Clare, CTLET

  • Lynn Rempel, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
  • Philip Wilson, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
  • David Hutchison, Faculty of Education
  • Tony DiPetta, Faculty of Education
  • Josh Sekel, Faculty of Business
  • Charlotte Sheridan, Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Tammy Woodhouse-Gilby, Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Barry Joe, Faculty of Humanities
  • John Sivell, Faculty of Humanities
  • Dale Bradley, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Ellen Carter, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Marilyn Cottrell, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Andy Morgan, Information Technology Services
  • Tom Hall, Information Technology Services
  • Blake Faulds, BUSU
  • BUSU president, Kithio Mwanzia and then James O'Brien
  • Giulia Forsythe, CTLET

Other Documents and Information from the Transition

Paris Poster Presentation July 2008
Paris Poster Presentation July 2008

Related Information

Courses Involved in Pilot

Duration 1 Course Code Duration Instructor Course Name
LING 4F01 D01-4P25D032007 1 Barbra Zupan Acoustic and Physiological Phonetics
Courses: 1
Duration 2 Course Code Duration Instructor Course Name
AHSC 5P27 D2 LEC 01 2 Jason Liu Currently no further information available.
APCO 1P00 D2 LEC 01 2 Jon Radue Introduction to Media Computation
EDUC 5P35 D2 LEC 01 2 Denise Paquette-Frenette Adult Teaching and Learning (Hamilton campus)
EDUC 5P36 D2 LEC 01 2 Denise Paquette-Frenette Critical Perspectives on Adult Education (Sheridan campus)
EDUC 9F61 D04 LEC 01 2 Candace Figg Computers in the Classroom Part 1
ENGL 4P65 D2 SEM 01 2 Marilyn J. Rose Space and Place in Modern and Contemporary Canadian Poetry
ENTR 2P51 D2 LEC 02 2 Michael Robertson Introduction to Entrepreneurship
GBLS 2P70 D2 LEC 01 2 Michael Robertson Religions of the World
LING 4P27 D2 LEC 01 2 Barbra Zupan Assistive Listening Devices and Aural Rehabilitation
LING 4P32 D2 LEC 01 2 Barbra Zupan Speech Disorders in Children and Youth
OBHR 3P98 D2 LEC 01 2 Deborach Zinni Occupational Health and Safety
OBHR 4P66 D2 LEC 01 2 Deborach Zinni Compensation Management
BIOL 2P94 D2 LEC 01 2 Diane Eaton (co-ordinator) Plant Biology: Growth and Development
PEKN 2P03 D2 LEC 01 2 Janet Westbury Gymnastic Activities
PEKN 2P08 D2 LEC 01 2 Phil Wilson Research Design and Evaluation
PEKN 2P70 D2 LEC 01 2 Gail Frost Care and Prevention of Injuries
PEKN 3P03 D2 LEC 01 2 Janet Westbury Educational Gymnastics
PEKN 4P22 D2 LEC 01 2 Gail Frost Therapeutic Applications of Physical Activity
PHIL 1F94 D1 LS 1 2 Michael Berman Problems
PHIL 2P95 D2 LEC 01 2 Michael Berman Bioethics
PHIL 2P31 D02 LEC 01 2 Jonathan Neufeld History and Philosophy of Education
MATH 1F92 D01 LEC 01 2 Dorthy Levay Introductory Statistics
SOCI 3P61 D2 LEC 01 2 Tamari Kitossa Sociology of Punishment
CHEM 2P20 D2 LEC 01 2 Paul M. Zelisko Principles of Organic Chemistry I
SOCI 4P47 D2 SEM 01 2 Kathy Deliovsky Advanced Seminar in Racism and Anti-Racism
SOCI 4P81 D2 SEM 01 2 Tamari Kitossa Selected Issues in Criminology
SPMA 3P90 D2 LEC 01 2 Julie Stevens Analysis of the Sport Industry: Canadian Hockey
TREN 2P16 D2 LEC 01 2 John Middleton Human-Dominated Ecosystems
COMM 3P14 D2 LEC 01 2 Marian Bredin Media Industries
COMM 3Q93 D2 LEC 01 2 Marian Bredin Issues in International Communication
COSC 1P50 D2 LEC 01 2 Jon Radue Integrity and Literacy in the Information Age
ECON 1P91 D2 LEC 01-02 2 Marilyn Cottrell Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 5P03 D2 LEC 01 2 Jean-Francois Lamarche Econometrics
Courses: 33
Duration 3 Course Code Duration Instructor Course Name
APCO-IASC 1P00 D03 FW 2007 3 Jon Radue Introduction to Media Computation
CHEM 2P21 D03 FW 2007 3 Paul Zelisko Principles of Organic Chemistry II
CHSC 3P07 D03 FW 2007 3 Jason Liu Biostatistics II
COMM-IASC 2P91 D03 FW 2007 3 Barry Joe Hypertext: Reading and Writing in New Spaces
COSC-APCO-IASC 1P50 D03 FW 2007 3 Jon Radue Integrity and Literacy in the Information Age
ECON 1P91 D03 FW 2007 3 Marilyn Cottrell Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 1P92 D03 FW 2007 3 Marilyn Cottrell Principles of Macroeconomics
LING 2P91 D03 FW 2007 3 Barbra Zupan Acoustic and Physiological Phonetics
MBAB 5P54 D03 FW 2007 3 Deborah Zinni MBAB 5P54 D03 FW 2007
PEKN 2P03 D03 FW 2007 3 Janet Westbury Gymnastic Activities
PEKN 2P08 D03 FW 2007 3 Phil Wilson Research Design and Evaluation
PEKN 3P03 D03 FW 2007 3 Janet Westbury Educational Gymnastics
PEKN 4P22 D03 FW 2007 3 Gail Frost Therapeutic Applications of Physical Activity
COSC 4P79 D03 FW 2007 3 Brian Ross Expert Systems
COSC 4P98 D03 FW 2007 3 Brian Ross Topics in Computer Graphics and Digital Audio
Courses: 15
Duration 9 Course Code Duration Instructor Course Name
ECON 5N11 D9 LEC 01 9 Jean-Francois Lamarche Mathematics and Statistics for Economists
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