CE-07.17

Title: 

Web Development of Collaboration and Learning Environment through Sakai Community Source

Author(s): 

Jae-Woo Park

Oral Defence Date: 

05/21/2007

Location: 

TH 935

Committee: 

Professor Barry Levine, Professor Arno Puder

Abstract: 

The Sakai Project is an open-source Course Management System with over 80 higher education institutions participating in its development community. Although it has its emphasis on creating collaboration and learning environment, the tools developed so far lack functions supporting group activity. Therefore, we developed a new Group Activity tool consisting of a Discussion Board, Resource Board, Calendar Schedule and Chat Room. The development follows the new Sakai Framework guideline, which includes the usage of Java Server Pages (JSP), Java Server Faces (JSF), Java, Hibernate and Spring. Supporting software tools used for development are Apache Tomcat, Apache Maven, MySQL and Eclipse. As a result of this project, we were able to make Sakai more effective in supporting group collaboration activities and were able to prove that the transition from the old Sakai architecture to the new Sakai Framework is possible.

Keywords: 

Sakai Project, Course Management System, JSP, JSF, Java, Hibernate, Spring, Discussion Board, Resource Board, Calendar Schedule, Chat Room, Discussion Management

Copyright: 

Jae-Woo Park