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Blackboard buys Moodle partners: open source?

Challenge to Learn

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.

An Open LMS: CourseKit

Kapp Notes

According to an article in Forbes called Will Coursekit Launch Up-End Blackboard? Wharton dropout Joseph Cohen just launched Coursekit — the ultimate disrupter of academic course software, Blackboard (Providence Equity Partners bought it last month for $1.64 Web 2.0 Well now their is a new kind of LMS that uses a Facebook type interface to conduct academic business. billion.)

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Blackboard Expands Presence in Latin America

CLO Magazine

28 Blackboard Inc. With local offices in Santiago, Lima and Montevideo, Quanam will work with Blackboard to provide greater access to the company's online learning, mobile learning, Web collaboration, mass notification and learning analytics products throughout the region. Blackboard products are currently being used in hundreds of higher education and government organizations throughout Latin America for online learning, mobile learning and Web collaboration. Source: Blackboard Inc Washington — Sept.

Leadership, Blackboard, Networks, Instructional Technology, & Flock

Big Dog, Little Dog

Personal View On the Blackboard-D2L Patent Case Resolution - Stephen's Web. Lanny Arvan expresses his anger at the Blackboard patent case, not from the perspective of technology or prior art or any of that stuff, but collegiality. The Pepsi challenge - Fortune. They took a long walk on the beach. Back at his beach house, he played the piano and she sang. Marzano, Debra J. Pollock.

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

Mozilla’s Open Badges project is working to solve that problem, making it easy for anyone to issue, earn and display badges across the web through a shared technical infrastructure. For issuers, there is BadgeKit , which is Mozilla’s back-end web app for creating and issuing badges. The post Digital Badges for Educational Achievement appeared first on Web Courseworks.

Four Ways Technology Is Changing How People Learn [Infographic]

SHIFT eLearning

In web sessions or web-enabled class, students from all over the world turn to each other for help and connect in virtual classrooms. They turn to the web to directly access information and, eventually, solve a problem. Whenever they navigate the web, they are able to directly access a huge library of information. The web offers them a plethora of data, not just text.

How We Helped Faculty Move Their Courses Online

Allison Rossett

introduce resources we’ve organized in Blackboard. Most reside  in our organized Blackboard space. It offers up announcements, a discussion board and web-conferencing for staying connected. . Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger. She and our SDSU colleagues have enjoyed some solid successes in bringing faculty to rely on and appreciate technology. The program had impact.

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How We Helped Faculty Move Courses Online

Allison Rossett

introduce resources we’ve organized in Blackboard. Most reside  in our organized Blackboard space. It offers up announcements, a discussion board and web-conferencing for staying connected. . Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger. She and our SDSU colleagues have enjoyed some solid successes in bringing faculty to rely on and appreciate technology. The program had impact.

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The Current Top 5 Highest-Rated Learning Management Systems (LMS)


Learning Management Systems (LMS), are systems, usually web or cloud-based, used to create a learning environment by administering, documenting, tracking, reporting, and delivering electronic education (also known as e-learning), or training programs. Blackboard Learn© by Blackboard, Inc. You’ll find an informative critical review of Blackboard here. 2. 

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013


An API is basically a web-based application’s interface that allows other applications to interact with it to provide improved or added functionality to their users. Some of the most popular APIs related to education and learning available on the Internet are After the Deadline API, Khan Academy API, Blackboard Collaborate API, Knewton API, etc. ” ~ Forbes Magazine. BIG DATA.

Concerning Open Source, LMSs and SCORM: Correcting Some Common Misconceptions

The E-Learning Curve

Tags: SCORM e-learning e-learning ecosystem open e-learning environment open standards web based training web-based learning Blackboard ecosystem ISO LMS Moodle open source standards

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Cloud-Based Technology for E-Learning

Training Industry

The recent evolution of the internet has seen it move from a place to visit web pages to an environment allowing users to run software applications. For that reason, cloud computing is a rapid growth area of the IT sector, with Web 3.0 In response, key players like Blackboard and Moodle now have cloud-based versions of their applications. Having your head in the clouds now holds a whole new meaning with the development of cloud-based technology. supporting a new wave of applications able to run on a variety of hardware devices, while data storage remains inside the cloud.

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

That is like calling Blackboard, WebCT, since they bought them more than 15 years ago.  Blackboard. When the report is available for purchase, you will receive a link with a discount code to the web site to purchase it. It’s nearly here.  In a little over two months, my 2016 Top 50 LMS Report will be available for purchase.   This post isn’t so much a “buy, buy”, rather it is to give insight into the process, considerations, and factors. Not everyone gets in. Sorry, that’s marketing.  You want marketing, I know some sites that will list you. 

A Not-So-Serious Debate on The Serious eLearning Manifesto


Make sure to turn off your pop-up blockers to download this (Blackboard Collaborate web-conferencing) session. THE QUOTE: “ We have been deeply concerned about the state of elearning. We’ve talked about it, lamented it, grumbled to each other, and wondered how things might change. Finally, we have decided to do something. The new designers are winning friends for e-learning. Quotes.

Welcome Camtasia Relay 1.2!

Visual Lounge

Camtasia Relay makes it easy for instructors and presenters to record live lectures, training or presentations on a Mac or PC and publish the videos automatically in multiple formats (for Web and portable media devices). Your audience can view and listen to the recorded lectures and presentations online linked via Blackboard, iTunes U, or on mobile devices such as the iPod or iPhone.

Presidential Thoughts on Innovation and Technology

Kapp Notes

If you don't like my summary, you can read the whole thing at John McCain's Technology page at his web site. Reform intellectual property protection (yes we don't want to end up like our friends up north) See Stephen' Downes Web Site for details on the issue of Bill C-61 which will lead to one of the most restrictive copyright laws for the digital environment in the world. 5.

Top 15 Learning Management Systems mid-year 2014

eLearning 24-7

Their ideal market honestly is education, but they as many other VLPs have realized that corporate is a delicacy that cannot be passed up. Has a YouTube style. #13 Blackboard - What is their to say about the most well known synchronous based platform best suited for education and has a strong core of users in the education market? I love to travel. Yet, despite the knowledge transfer, the gaining of additional insight, I am always perplexed at the number of folks who talk about LMSs as though they are no longer relevant and use words like traditional or out dated. scoff at this idea.

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1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

BROWSERS, READERS & DASHBOARDS.   Web browsers.  35- Google Chrome   65- Firefox and addons. Learning platforms.  11- Moodle  86- eFront  94- Blackboard. Personal tools.  7- Skype.   Web conferencing.  32- Adobe Connect  50- Blackboard Collaborate  54- WebEx.  12. OFFICE TOOLS. Office suites.  3- Google Docs/Drive   87- OpenOffice. Document tools. Note-taking.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with e's

regularly present live (synchronous) webinars or web seminars, and other teaching sessions from my home office, or from a hotel room, and conceivably just about anywhere else there is connectivity to the internet. 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

Review of ASTD International Trade Expo

eLearning 24-7

Demos – 50% of the time, but 50% of the time – vendor sends you to their web site – specifically you can visit us at blah blah. The downside to the latter is how many people after the end of the day, many of whom attended the seminar sessions, remembered the url of your web site? would love to see a survey from ASTD sent one week after the show to attendees asking them what vendors they visited online with specific requirements that they did so, without visiting the ASTD app, ASTD online site showing the exhibitors and their web sites and the heavy book.


Saudi Arabia, E-Learning and What’s Next (the industry)

eLearning 24-7

As earlier noted, the term was designed to mean, online learning (web based learning or WBT). Web conferencing. Based on my discussions with attendees, Blackboard and Moodle dominate. I admit it. The apprehension was there. Uncertainty. Unknown. Rumors. Tell you friends you are going to Saudi Arabia to speak, and they are stunned. Tell others and they are surprised. “Isn’t it dangerous?”, ”, said one. “Oh, I heard it isn’t safe”, said another. Well, it is safe and the people are friendly. . The latter seemed to be the majority.

Growth of online learning


With the creation of the World Wide Web in the 1990s, educational institutions soon began to incorporate technology within their educational practices.In More and more educational resources began to emerge from this point, including BlackBoard in 1997 and SmartThinking in 1999. In recent years, online learning has exponentially increased in popularity. billion by 2015. Author.

Top 50 LMS Mid Rankings Report – What you need to know

eLearning 24-7

Social Learning -  Are they the usual boring stuff or is it something new and cool;  sadly, a lot where in the lameo section – discussion board, really?  I had one on my web site in 1994. Volatile -  in that people change systems more than say some other e-learning products (ex: authoring tools, web conferencing products). Blackboard. It is that time of the year, okay, not really, but it is time or more specifically near the time for the release of my Top 50 LMS mid-rankings report.  The report available for acquisition arrives on June 16th.  more need to. Expertus.

Are we there yet? Latest Trends in the LMS/LP Industry

eLearning 24-7

We support or have mobile learning – Always remember that the term m-learning or mobile learning when pitched with a learning system vendor simply means that you can view their system on your mobile web browser. –  Big name Higher Education platforms rumbling into the corporate market; Blackboard was first (similar to HE version), Instructure was second (Bridge), and Brightcove by D2L is third.  Learning Platforms for me have become a separate entity within the entire learning system marketplace.  for you.   Close to Grandparent.  Top Trends. Enterprise. Bottom Line.

Proactive, Not Reactive: Strategic with Technology

Web Courseworks

It shows the most popular LMS for many countries around the world: Moodle, Blackboard, Articulate, and others. Managing eLearning is written by the Blog team at Web Courseworks which includes Jon Aleckson and Meri Tunison. The post Proactive, Not Reactive: Strategic with Technology appeared first on Web Courseworks. A Research Review. ” Wow! Bold What’s in? percent. 

K-12 and LMSs are Broken, Who’s to Blame?

eLearning 24-7

Blackboard, Brightspace (formally D2L) and Instructure.  Blackboard is the oldest player in the education space and the most dominant (revenue/sales wise). Web conferencing. Video  web conferencing that is proprietary – Listen many of these vendors are making high cash intake and they can either build it, or find a freebie – interesting to note one of the biggest complaints I hear about Instructure is their web conferencing offering Big Button, which is free and well. I’ll leave it at that. Heck, even blended learning and digital classrooms.

E-Learning: A worldwide perspective

eLearning 24-7

Well, I have seen a lot with Blackboard, especially in Western Europe – partially because the two other big players Desire2Learn and Instructure, are not marketing themselves in Western Europe and definitely not the rest of the world. Here is why that rationale which many vendors tend to use or act: SaaS – if your system is in the cloud or you offer it in the cloud – and you have a web site – anyone from anywhere in the world can/most likely does visit your web site (depending on those they are interested in). Think about that for a moment, Nepal. 

Looking for a computer help?

Bottom-Line Performance

Enter a great Web 2.0 Maybe you won’t have to create a BlackBoard tutorial, you could direct new users to one from uTIPu. emerging trends and technologies help uTIPu Web 2.0And the help search engine? Don’t even get me started.  . Sample video from uTIPu on adding a watermark in Word 2007.  . tool, uTIPu. Probably not. But they do the trick! Take a look.

M-Learning: Where’s the app for that?

eLearning 24-7

Regardless if the vendor is m-learning specific, content authoring tool, LMS, web conferencing or a hybrid.  It shouldn’t matter. Blackboard Learn? Outstart, who purchased Hot Lava, a mobile learning company, and who advertises in large size on their web site about mobile learning, doesn’t have an app. Web Conferencing. mean, virtually all new tablets hitting the market these days, has a camera and a vid/web cam.  Better yet, even without the cam, you can still hear audio on tablets and see a web chat room, with your net access. Even better.

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eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Kindly retain the contact information when you re-distribute the list or mount it on the web as that is how I receive updates. link] December 8-10, 2011 International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL), 10 th , Hong Kong, China. Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Private? Personal? Online.

Digital Badging is Next Generation Certification

Training Industry

Deborah Everhart, Director of Integration Strategy at Blackboard, wrote a great overview explaining just one of the areas for the potential of badges, “Bridging the Higher Education and Workforce Gap”. I recently finished a great MOOC course on the role of badges as a new currency of exchange for high value, post-secondary credentials for professionals.

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Ignatia Webs , October 9, 2009. Game-Based Learning Impacts Youth Behavior/Attitudes - Web Courseworks , October 15, 2009. How our Learners Perceive… , October 16, 2009. A few web 2.0 Blackboard reinforcing the Status Quo , October 12, 2009. Open Source E-Learning 4: KompoZer Web Editor , October 12, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. October 9, 2009 to October 16, 2009. Upcoming Free Online Events. New Possibilities with Mobile Learning 2.0. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Mobile Learning Gains Momentum. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Featured Sources.

Five LMS Lists

eLearning 24-7

That said, this item has gone from everyone having an authoring tool to nearly no one having a built-in authoring tool to “slow come back” on authoring tools with a twist.   The twist?   The LMS vendor does not build their own authoring tool – rather it comes from an authoring tool provider via an API.  In this scenario, you pay a separate license fee to use the authoring tool (just like the web conferencing integration that many systems offer).  . Blackboard Learn - Their mobile while better than before, still has a way to go. . 3. Everyone loves a good list. 


ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

eLearning 24-7

Growth Engineering LMS – #1 in my Top 50 and their launch of Genie, their authoring tool which comes with the system, but can also be a stand alone. A few of the Top 50 LMS vendors in attendance:  Growth Engineering, ExpertusOne, eLogic Learning, Docebo, Administrate, SumTotal, NetDimensions, Litmos, LearnUpon, iSpring Online, Totara, Shift IQ, IMC-AG, Blackboard, D2L, Biz Library. If your LMS is in the cloud (SaaS), you have a web site, what stops someone from checking out your product and buying it – regardless of where they are in the world? Well hello there!