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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 + Elluminate + Wimba = Blackboard Collaborate (Breaking News) by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Blackboard Inc. announced late today that it is acquiring Elluminate and Wimba, leading providers of. Blackboard Collaborate, a standalone platform. synchronous and collaboration technology. The teams from the three companies will combine to form.

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Webinar tools include Elluminate (now known as Blackboard Collaborate), WebEx and Adobe Connect all of which have similar screen topographies and perform similar functions, but all have an associated cost. Recently I have been considering the changing role of teachers who are adopting technology to extend the walls of the classroom. Unported License. education social media learning

My Workflow with Synergy

Experiencing eLearning

When I liveblogged the TCC 2008 conference , I always had the Elluminate presentation up on my primary screen (my desktop computer) and my blog on my laptop. Synergy lets me easily switch focus back to the Elluminate screen to join the backchannel chat or answer a poll; you just move your mouse over to the other screen and type away. Setting up courses in Blackboard. This is a follow-up to my post on the features of Synergy. My last post covered how Synergy works. Liveblogging & Team Meetings. Here’s a rough idea of how this worked. Yes, I am that lazy. Photoshop.

One-way conferencing in a two-way world

Jay Cross

It wouldn’t be hard for WebEx, Adobe, Centra, Elluminate Blackboard, or their peers to provide a default conferencing environment that mirrors best practices for interactive meetings instead of mimicking what went on in yesteryear’s boring one-way workshops and classrooms. Yesterday I gave a presentation to a couple of dozen people using Adobe Connect Pro.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

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Well Played, Blackboard - elearnspace , July 8, 2010 While Blackboard is unable to write a press release that includes clear statements like “we have purchased these companies&# , I have to give the company credit for the acquisition of Elluminate (and Wimba). Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010. Great stuff again this month.  The results are summarized below. facts.