Sakai Book Now Shipping

I wrote a few weeks ago about the new Sakai book entitled Sakai Courseware Management: The Official Guide (available from Packt Publishing). Well I’m happy to say that the book is now available for shipping and that some sample content is available:

sakaibookcoverOne nice thing to note is that Packt is donating a percentage of revenues to the Sakai Foundation. Alan and I are also directing our royalties to the Sakai Foundation. So its a small way to support the  project itself.

Packt is offering a 10% discount via its website and those that are attending the 10th Sakai Conference in Boston will receive a discount code for another 5% off. The discount code will be sent to conference registrants by email sometime next week when Mary gets back from a long weekend (during which she is supposed to be staying off email!). If you can’t wait just send me a note and I can send it to you.

As I said in my first post about the book a lot of people helped out in a variety of ways.  Here’s a list of those folks who contributed in some way:

  • Tim Archer
  • Tony Atkins
  • Josh Baron
  • Frank Benneker
  • Ian Boston
  • Louis Botha
  • Patrick Carmichael
  • Claire Cassidy
  • Ray Davis
  • David Jan Donner
  • John Ellis
  • Nuno Fernandes
  • Steven Giffens
  • Feliz Gouveia
  • Luis Borges Gouveia
  • David Haines
  • David Horwitz
  • Aileen Huang-Saad
  • Katy Jordan
  • Johan Kardell
  • Sean Keesler
  • Jaeques Koeman
  • Tom Kuipers
  • Jean François Lévêque
  • Stephen Marquard
  • Megan May
  • Salim Nakhjavani
  • Hans Nederlof
  • Mark Norton
  • Lotta Pettersson
  • Leon Raijmann
  • Martin Ramsay
  • Jacques Raynauld
  • Sanna Rimpilainen
  • Magnus Tagesson
  • Seth Theriault
  • Zach Thomas
  • Margaret Wagner
  • Anthony Whyte
  • Xiaobo Yang
  • Mike Zackrison
  • Aaron Zeckoski
  • Jeff Ziegler

I’m sure I missed someone so, whoever you are, please let me know.

Contributions varied. Some reviewed material for accuracy. Others provided input for the case studies that appear in the book. Others agreed to be interviewed (because, after all, Sakai is as much about the people as it is about the software). And Josh Baron, Salim Nahhjavani and Aileen Huang-Saad collaborated to write chapter 15 (on innovative Sakai courses). A special tip of the hat to Margaret Warner. Margaret edited much of the content which greatly improved the quality, readability and consistency of the work. Thank you, Margaret.

I hope you’ll check out the book. And if you do I hope you like it!

One Response

  1. Those are excellent sample chapters, Michael.
    Good luck with the book!

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