University of Delaware Success

UDel logoIf you didn’t see the newsletter item about the use of Sakai at University of Delaware, you should check out the article it was based on from the UDaily, a website produced by the University’s communications and public relations department. I particularly liked this quote:

[Allen Prettyman, instructor in the University’s School of Nursing,] said that his students, enrolled in both his on-campus course and his distance learning course, have found Sakai@UD easy to use. “The clean, crisp standardized layout makes navigating in a Sakai course painless for students,” he said.

Picking out this quote may seem odd given the amount of effort and focus going into improving the Sakai UX. It is just good to remember that in our efforts to move forward we don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.

And, while you’re at it, you should note that the University of Delaware’s Sakai Documentation won an Award of Excellence in the Printed Instructional Classroom Materials category in the annual Communications Awards competition sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services’ (ACM SIGUCCS). You can see the full article here.

Hats off to the team at University of Delaware!


2 Responses

  1. What a super article. This needs to turn into a nice little case study paper IMHO. Wow.

  2. As distance learning becomes more of a requirement in today’s education age, it is always positive to read that when the back end is done correctly, it is a painless process for the students and professors alike. Congratulations to the University of Delaware!

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