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TCC08: Transitioning from WebCT to Sakai

Experiencing eLearning

Need Somebody: Faculty Perspectives on Transitioning from WebCT to a Sakai-based Learning Management System,&# by Ariana Eichelberger, Educational Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Open-ended interview questions for faculty. Comfortable with WebCT and hesitant to switch. They are currently in transition, but WebCT will be going away soon. Questions: She mentioned how Sakai can be changed when the universities want it to happen rather than when WebCT decides it will happen. Technorati Tags: WebCT , Sakai , LMS , faculty , changemanagement

consolidation continues - BlackBoard + WebCT & more.

The Learning Circuits

Today BlackBoard announced plans to merge with WebCT; the two leading providers in the higher education eLearning space (BlackBoard alone forecasts US$150M+ for their fiscal year). Now having gone through a "merger" myself (SkillSoft and SmartForce) it sounds like BlackBoard is really acquiring WebCT and it doesn't bode well for WebCT given that there is a tremendous amount of product overlap between the two companies (a similar comparision would be if SkillSoft and NETg, the leading providers in the corporate education space, merged).

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

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Even open source systems.   That is like calling Blackboard, WebCT, since they bought them more than 15 years ago.  If I am a vendor who does not accept customers who have less than 2,500 for example, my response is unavailable or N/A.  If I am open source – I’m free. . 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. But I digress.

Is there anything Moodle can't do?

Clive on Learning

Over the past two months I've been working extensively with the open source virtual learning environment (VLE) Moodle. My question is, what am I not getting that I would with Blackboard, WebCT, FirstClass and other VLEs? know I'm using it on a relatively small scale but, as I understand it, the Open University are switching their quarter of a million students to Moodle, so it must be a scalable solution. I've been using it in three ways: To provide support for a predominantly classroom-based course (pre and post course activities, forums, wiki, etc.).