The University of South Alabama has decided to adopt the Sakai CLE Learning Management System for its online and blended learning support. Over the next several months, we will begin a systematic transition from eCollege to Sakai, and this blog will provide information about both the transition and the new Sakai system.
Sakai is an open source Learning management System (LMS) created by the collaboration of individuals at major universities whose goal is very similar to yours: “to enhance teaching, learning, and research.” It was developed by academics who care about making the best possible system for teaching and learning, not the one with the most commercial potential.
The Sakai Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE) system is a bit different from what many of you are used to, but once you spend some time with it, we believe you will find it very powerful and flexible. We look forward to working with you in Sakai!