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Blackboard T&L Conference, Dublin #BbTLC2014

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Next week is the 2014 Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference in Dublin. Related posts: Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: The Learning Ecology. Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: Blackboard Roadmap and The Challenges Ahead. Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: MOOC Pedagogy. Here’s my first impressions of what I will try and see -. Thursday, May 1.

Blackboard, Student Achievements, and #OpenBadges

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As many of you will have heard, either from the tweets or Blackboard notices, there is building block for Blackboard that allows you to assign and issue badges of achievements to students which they can copy to their Mozilla Back Pack. YouTube: Blackboard Learn – Achievements. Blackboard Open Badges Game Based Learning Gamification Mozilla Skill Video YouTube

Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: Blackboard Roadmap and The Challenges Ahead

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Day two of the Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference started with this extremely useful insight into the roadmap Blackboard is taking with the ‘Learn’ product, as well as Blackboard’s own opinion on the conference theme: “Make Do or Spend?” Related posts: Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: The Learning Ecology.

Book Review: “Blackboard Essentials for Teachers”

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Blackboard Essentials for Teachers ” is new book written by William Rice for teachers and educators who use Blackboard. It’s a basic introduction to Blackboard that non-Blackboard users will welcome. The book is available in either paper or eBook format, ‘Blackboard Essentials for Teachers’ is available online from PacktPub.

Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: MOOC Pedagogy

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Day two of the Durham Blackboard started with an extremely useful insight into the roadmap Blackboard is taking with their product(s), as well as Blackboard’s own opinion on the conference theme: “Make Do or Spend?” Related posts: Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: The Learning Ecology. 13th Durham University Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu.

Blackboard: Announcements

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It is so simple to avoid – just remember to select either the ‘Not date restricted’ or ‘Date restricted’ option before trying to submit the announcement! I’m sure the old Blackboard (9.0) one of these options selected for you, making it really quick & easy to publish your announcement, but this is not the case in 9.1. Blackboard coming to iPod/iPhone?

Personalise Blackboard

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Here’s a handy little thing I learned last week – how to personalise a message for your students in Blackboard: Enter a ‘template variable’ into the item title or body and it’ll be replaced by the appropriate content from the system. The code will be replaced by the ‘full name’, as logged in Blackboard. Blackboard coming to iPod/iPhone?

Blackboard buys Moodle partners: open source?

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I was planning to write about the fact that this is my 100th post. I was surfing the web to prepare for that post, when I saw a BlackBoard press release and immediately switch subject: Blackboard acquires Moodlerooms, Netspot. Blackboard is one of the largest LMS vendors in the world and is considered state enemy #1 in the Moodle community. This really is news.

Student Perceptions of Blackboard Mobile Learn and iPads #edtech

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From my previous post about designing Blackboard courses for a mobile-first delivery , and the discussion I’ve been having with Peter Reed and friends on his blog, this paper came at a good time to further the question “do we need this?” ” – AJET: “Student Perceptions of Blackboard Mobile Learn and iPads” Well, do we? Reference. Kinash, S.,

Blackboard Mobile Learn App – examples?

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Here’s the question … has anyone designed a Blackboard course purely from the perspective of working from the Mobile Learn App? Blackboard Mobile Learn – Google Play and iTunes  downloads. Blackboard Mobile Learn – Resource centre. Related posts: Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: Blackboard Roadmap and The Challenges Ahead.

Blackboard vs. Moodle: a comparison

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As a user of Blackboard at Bournemouth University I have been involved in various discussion about it’s merit or lack of). These are usually started by someone who doesn’t like Blackboard, and probably hasn’t used it much either (or even tried?). Blackboard Moodle myBU PLN Technology University 2.0 They are usually fans of Moodle, even if they’ve not used it (but have talked [.]. VLE Web 2.0

Day 1: Blackboard T&L Conference #BbTLC2014

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At the first day of the 2014 Blackboard T&L Conference I made a decision – tweet less, listen more, take/make meaningful notes, and enjoy the sessions for what they are, not what I wanted them to be. Related posts: Blackboard T&L Conference, Dublin #BbTLC2014. Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: Blackboard Roadmap and The Challenges Ahead.

13th Durham University Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu

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The Durham University Blackboard Users Conference on January 8/9, 2013 is all about ‘ Make do or Spend? Blackboard launches custom toolbar for IE and Firefox users. Blackboard Conferences Conference eLearning Geolocation iTunes mLearning Presentation QR Code SMS Social Media Twitter VLE‘ next year (spelt ‘sp£nd’ – see what they did there?)

Book review: Blackboard essentials for teachers

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PACKT Publishing asked me to write a review about the book ‘Blackboard essentials for teachers’ by William Rice. It is an instructional book on how to build courses in Blackboard. I get these kind of request occasionally, but most of the times I will not go into them. BlackBoard Blackboard essentials for teachers book review e-Learning Packt William Rice

Tip of the Week: Integrate Raptivity with Blackboard LMS

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What makes a good online learning experience?

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This is not always easy as the platform (Blackboard, Moodle, FutureLearn, Udacity, etc.) Platform : Know what functionality your platform has (Blackboard, Moodle, FutureLearn, Udacity, etc.) Is it possible to define the qualities of what makes a good online learning experience, or a good MOOC? Online, things are different. of days or even weeks. and what you can use, where, and why.

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Progress …

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Blackboard. No more Blackboard! eLearning 10DoT AppSwap Blackboard Blackboard Collaborate Box of Broadcasts eLearning Consultant Learning Technologist myWBS Newbie Open Badges Reflection Twitter WBS It’s useful to reflect on progress, or projects, or my work in general. Can I actually do it? Learning resources, materials, links, structures, etc. No more. Lists.

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Another Stake in Ground for Blackboard: Two New Investments in the Open-source E-learning Market

Janet Clarey

Blackboard’s statement of principles about open source says it is. Blackboard also says it. To that end, Blackboard has launched a new business called Blackboard Education Open Source Services – a good thing, right? In support of this broader vision , Blackboard announced on Monday that it had acquired two companies – the first, Moodlerooms and the second, NetSpot. ” None of us are naïve enough to not realize that Blackboard is no longer publicly traded but owned by a private equity firm. Evolution Unbound: Blackboard embraces open source.

Blackboard To Go Private: Giving The Company Freedom To Invest

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Over the last ten years Blackboard has been one of the most successful learning technology companies in the market. Blackboard's market share is shown in our L MS 2011 industry study.). As a public company (since 2004), however, Blackboard has to continue to show profitable growth in order to drive its stock. There are many reasons for this.

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Blackboard To Go Private: Giving The Company Freedom To Invest

Learning on the Leading Edge

Over the last ten years Blackboard has been one of the most successful learning technology companies in the market. Blackboard's market share is shown in our L MS 2011 industry study.). As a public company (since 2004), however, Blackboard has to continue to show profitable growth in order to drive its stock. There are many reasons for this.

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Don’t give it to me unless I can customise it

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Fast forward to 2007 when I joined Bournemouth University (BU) as a Learning Technologist and started working with the likes of Blackboard, TurningPoint, Echo360, etc. For something like Blackboard I had to work in the defined structure and implementation of the installation, but I settled in to it because I had the ability to use it creativity when it came to different approaches to presenting learning materials, online activities, offline resources. My first car was a 1993 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3i, in British Racing Green (obviously). Months? Years?).

Webinar Blackboard Slides - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning

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Blackboard (7). Critical Evaluation of Blackboard (by Stephanie Coopman) , July 24, 2009. Identity Verification in Blackboard , July 30, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. Week of July 24, 2009 to July 31, 2009. You can receive these weekly hot lists by subscribing to the Best of eLearning Learning. Upcoming Free Online Webinars. Proven tips in custom course development ,  Tuesday, August 04, 2009. CoachingOurselves 2hr Workshop for Individual Managers , Thursday, August 06, 2009. The Business Case for Measurement of Learning, Thursday, August 06, 2009. Featured Sources.

Big Data, Learning Analytics, and the Learners

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Blackboard, of course, has the Learning Analytics dashboard that takes a students’ progress through a set of defined goals as a mark of learning and achievement, but the one thing it doesn’t do is measure ‘learning’ But how do you measure learning … by looking at participation in a self-assessed multiple choice test? Big Data is the new buzzword.

Another MOOC – this time #OpenBadges and Professional Credentials

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This one is run through the Blackboard CourseSites environment and is run available for self-enrollment now for a September 2013 start. MOOC Active Learner Blackboard CMALT Digital Learning Distance Learning eLearning Grainne Conole Learning Technology moo Open Badges Video YouTube Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials. eLearning and Digital Cultures MOOC #edcmooc.

Know when to keep it simple

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Use structure: If you use a VLE or LMS of some kind (Blackboard, Moodle, etc) then it’s highly likely you can create folders and apply a structure to how the resources are presented, and how the student can navigate around them. When it comes to developing materials and learning resources for your course, I think it’s important to know when to keep it simple. to help the student.

Blackboard’s identity crisis, Desire2Learn’s optimism, and Instructure’s coolness

George Siemens

Since Blackboard announced its acquisition of several Moodle partners, numerous voices have chimed in to explore what it means to education. common response to the longterm impact of these acquisitions has been to link Blackboard’s manoeuvre with the IBM’s transformation into a services company. This comparison is particularly silly because IBM was heavily invested in a hardware field that was being commoditized, whereas Blackboard is a software company (i.e. Blackboard has a history of not knowing what it is. Microsoft). are sound business strategies.

Students and Information Technology 2012 #edtech #eLearning #educause

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eLearning Technology Android Blackboard Blended Learning eBook eBooks EdTech Education Educause Email ePortfolio eTextbook Facebook Game Based Learning Games info Instructional Design iPhone Learning Technologist Learning Technology Mobile Learning Personal Learning Simulation Based Learning Simulations Smart Phone SMS Twitter VLEECAR Recommends. grades).

MOOC, what’s in a name?

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MOOCs were also presented at the 2013 Blackboard Users Conference (#durbbu) by Jeremy Knox:  MOOC Pedagogy. Related posts: Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: MOOC Pedagogy. eLearning MOOC Blackboard cMOOC Coursera Distance Learning EDCMOOC edX FutureLearn Online Course Udacity Video xMOOC YouTubeNow I had set myself this public goal I needed to follow and live up to it.

Blackboard Inc. To Be Acquired: Will Become Privately Held Company by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

(Press Release) Education software company Blackboard Inc. announced today that it will be acquired by an investor group led by affiliates of Providence Equity Partners. Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Tools

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WordPress as a VLE or CMS?

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WordPress as a Learning Management System – Move Over, Blackboard. “One of the major advantages of using WordPress is that, unlike Blackboard, it is highly configurable, and with one exception you can do everything and more on WordPres … there is a well developed community out there which can help you customize your site.” ” WordPress a Better LMS.

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Blackboard Releases Update for Popular Mobile Learning App by News Editor

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Blackboard Inc. announces a major update to Blackboard Mobile Learn, its popular mobile learning app. The app gives students and educators access to their courses and content on a variety of smartphones and is the first in higher education to enable students to take tests specifically designed for mobile devices. Assessment Mobile Learning Tools

10 claims about Technology and Learning #edtech

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eLearning Technology Blackboard Blended Learning Digital Learning Distance Learning EdTech Education Technology learn Learning Technology mLearning Mobile Learning MOOC Personal Learning PLE PLN Social Learning VLE Untrue. Campus investments on technology have been focused on equipment or software rather than teaching and learning.  Misleading. Untrue. Untrue. Untrue. Untrue. Untrue. Untrue.

Blackboard CEO To Step Down

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Chasen has announced that he will step down as president, CEO and director of Blackboard Inc. Chasen co-founded Blackboard in 1997 and oversaw the company's growth from just a handful of employees and a few clients to a workforce of more than 3,000. Source: Blackboard Inc Michael L. Chasen, the firm’s co-founder, announced he will step down as CEO at the end of the year. He will be replaced by Jay Bhatt, president and CEO of Progress Software. Washington — Oct. 15 Michael L. at the end of the year. billion.

Students and Information Technology 2013 #edtech #eLearning #educause

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eLearning Technology Analytics Blackboard Blended Learning CMS eBook eBooks EdTech Education Education Technology Educause Email Facebook Game Based Learning Infographic Instructional Design Learner Analytics Learning Technologist Learning Technology Mobile Learning MOOC Personal Learning Simulation Based Learning Twitter VLE See the ECAR 2012 report here. ECAR Recommends.

Top 5 Turnitin Features #eAssessment

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Blackboard (VLE) integration – “Grades posted in GradeMark will feed through to the Grade Centre automatically  in Blackboard.” Blackboard eLearning Audio Audio Feedback eAssessment GradeMark Originality Report PeerMark Self/Peer Assessment TurnItIn VLEWhat are the ‘top 5′ features or functions of Turnitin? What would I have added to the list?

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Day 3: Blackboard T&L Conference #BbTLC2014

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Day 3 and the final day of the 2014 Blackboard Teaching & Learning Conference in Dublin. A few more sessions to keep us amused and awake, a few more strong cups of tea, and a fond farewell to Dublin & Blackboard. also have to thank Blackboard for choosing me as the ‘creative selfie’ iPad winner! Day 2: Blackboard T&L Conference #BbTLC2014.

Day 2: Blackboard T&L Conference #BbTLC2014

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Day 2 of the 2014 Blackboard T&L Conference started with the usual Bb roadmap, which I’ll leave for others to cover. Here are my day two sketches: Dan Hewes: Flip your class with Blackboard Learn. Sara Preston: Embedding Blackboard Collaborate in academic practice. Related posts: Blackboard T&L Conference, Dublin #BbTLC2014.