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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.

Free Web Conferencing Tool By Elluminate

The Learned Man

E-learning technology provider Elluminate has rolled out the final release of its new, free Web conferencing system, vRoom. The company has also announced version 2.0 of its Blackboard Building Block extension for Elluminate Live!, a distance learning tool. Elluminate's vRoom is a collaboration tool supporting up to three simultaneous users, including the moderator.

Free Web Conferencing Tool By Elluminate

The Learned Man

E-learning technology provider Elluminate has rolled out the final release of its new, free Web conferencing system, vRoom. The company has also announced version 2.0 of its Blackboard Building Block extension for Elluminate Live!, a distance learning tool. Elluminate's vRoom is a collaboration tool supporting up to three simultaneous users, including the moderator.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting.

LearnTrends: The Immernet Singularity

Experiencing eLearning

2D synchronous learning (WebEx, Elluminate, etc.). Knowledge Sharing Spaces (SharePoint, Blackboard, Yahoo Groups). These are my live blogged notes from Tony O’Driscoll’s LearnTrends session on The Immernet Singularity. My side comments are in italics. Official description: The Immernet Singularity: How the Immersive Internet Will Redefine Learning and Collaboration. Four technology arenas, 2D Synchronous Learning, Knowledge Sharing Spaces, Web 2.0 Good attention getter–started by showing a rectangle on a dark screen & asked people what it was. Timing. Value.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

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.