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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).

#LAK11 analyse your learner/worker interactions with SNAPP to increase #elearning outputs, pedagogy and #performance

Ignatia Webs

SNAPP allows you to transcript interactions in Moodle, Blackboard (and webCT, Desire2Learn into maps that immediately show who is a hyperconnected learner or participant, and who is more of a lurker, or even to pinpoint learners that at the core of the interactions. The.vna format can be opened in NetDraw for additional analysis and visualization. Here is where SNAPP comes in.

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

eLearning 24-7

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.

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

This was before the days of WebCT and broader use of learning management systems. find conference presentations, blogging, open courses, and interactions online much more satisfying. Several prominent researchers and organizations are now exploring next-generation online and hybrid learning models based social networked technologies: Goodyear (2011); SocialLearn (The Open University) 2011; and OpenClass (Pearson, n.d.). MIT’s OpenCourseWare initiative in 2002 increased attention to open and free sharing of educational course materials (see MIT, 2011). Cited Sources.

Reading – Transition to Moodle (Florida International University)

Dont Waste Your Time

The article outlines the FIU’s position in the development of their VLE, from WebCT to BlackBoard via the BlackBoard purchase of WebCT, through to the evaluation of alternative systems. “Our testing and evaluation of open-source alternatives showed that both Sakai and Moodle offer comparable tool/feature sets compared to Blackboard. I believe that asking questions is a good thing, and can often bring a greater sense of understanding in whatever subject area you currently inhabit. Has your Institution asked this of itself?

6 free e-Learning Tools from University of British Columbia

ZaidLearn

Discussion Extractor - Export and save WebCT Discussions as portable "learning objects". Vocabulary Memorization Platform - Self learning vocabulary platform to students while learning a new language The actual source code of all tools listed is NOT currently available, but will soon be made available under the Open Source Initiative Foundation's GPL license." Link to e-learning tools "The six (6) e-learning tools listed below are publicly available for academic use, within and outside the Univesity of British Columbia. learning tools

6 free e-Learning Tools from University of British Columbia

ZaidLearn

Discussion Extractor - Export and save WebCT Discussions as portable "learning objects". Vocabulary Memorization Platform - Self learning vocabulary platform to students while learning a new language The actual source code of all tools listed is NOT currently available, but will soon be made available under the Open Source Initiative Foundation's GPL license." Link to e-learning tools "The six (6) e-learning tools listed below are publicly available for academic use, within and outside the Univesity of British Columbia.

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.).

Apples and Pears

Clive on Learning

Now I don't normally get very excited about LMSs but these awards attracted my attention, because in amongst the Sabas and the SumTotals was little ol' open-source Moodle: Award for market share - Small and Medium Corporate Learning Management Systems - Platinum award: Moodle. The VLE (Moodle, Blackboard, WebCT), on the other hand, is a tool for colleges, training providers and others who want to deliver (or at least support the delivery) of learning interventions online. Yesterday eLearning Guild announced their Member's Choice Awards for Learning Management Systems (LMS).

Blackboard Acquires ANGEL Learning - LMS Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

And open source ( Moodle , Sakai , Bodington ) providers and integrators have been making significant headway into the education space, more so than with corporate users. If fact, much of the general blogging traffic regarding this deal seems to think the growth of open source at the expense of Blackboard was a major impetus for their pursing this deal – that and the fact that Angel’s product and customer service reputation was pulling customers away from Blackboard. In 2005, Blackboard bought an even bigger competitor, WebCT, for $180-million.

Blackboard Acquires ANGEL Learning - LMS Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

And open source ( Moodle , Sakai , Bodington ) providers and integrators have been making significant headway into the education space, more so than with corporate users. If fact, much of the general blogging traffic regarding this deal seems to think the growth of open source at the expense of Blackboard was a major impetus for their pursing this deal – that and the fact that Angel’s product and customer service reputation was pulling customers away from Blackboard. In 2005, Blackboard bought an even bigger competitor, WebCT, for $180-million.

Blackboard Acquires ANGEL Learning - LMS Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

And open source ( Moodle , Sakai , Bodington ) providers and integrators have been making significant headway into the education space, more so than with corporate users. If fact, much of the general blogging traffic regarding this deal seems to think the growth of open source at the expense of Blackboard was a major impetus for their pursing this deal – that and the fact that Angel’s product and customer service reputation was pulling customers away from Blackboard. In 2005, Blackboard bought an even bigger competitor, WebCT, for $180-million.

Blackboard Acquires ANGEL Learning - LMS Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

And open source ( Moodle , Sakai , Bodington ) providers and integrators have been making significant headway into the education space, more so than with corporate users. If fact, much of the general blogging traffic regarding this deal seems to think the growth of open source at the expense of Blackboard was a major impetus for their pursing this deal – that and the fact that Angel’s product and customer service reputation was pulling customers away from Blackboard. In 2005, Blackboard bought an even bigger competitor, WebCT, for $180-million.

Well Played, Blackboard

George Siemens

The learning management system market has become somewhat of a commodity – Blackboard has attempted to hold high market share through acquisitions (notably WebCT and Angel). However, open source initiatives like Moodle offer reasonable alternatives. Sure, there are open source initiatives, but every conference where I have presented using a tool other than Elluminate or Connect has had technical problems. The open source market for synchronous tools is not well developed. Here’s why. During this period, online learning was a mess.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

When I was at Utah State, two others and I designed and developed Syllabase, an online course management system much like BlackBoard or WebCT (at the time). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, February 21, 2008 My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning Cathy Moore had a post a few months ago ( Addicted to Audio? little.

October (2004) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter

ZaidLearn

Discussion Extractor - Export and save WebCT Discussions as portable "learning objects". Vocabulary Memorization Platform - Self learning vocabulary platform to students while learning a new language The actual source code of all tools listed is NOT currently available, but will soon be made available under the Open Source Initiative Foundation's GPL license. (Originally posted in ELC on the 2nd November, 2004) Assalamu Alaikum wrt wbt & Greetings to ALL! Welcome to the October issue of ELC Knowledge Sharing newsletter. experience). Regenstein and Ruth M. Hicks, D.,

October (2004) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter

ZaidLearn

Discussion Extractor - Export and save WebCT Discussions as portable "learning objects". Vocabulary Memorization Platform - Self learning vocabulary platform to students while learning a new language The actual source code of all tools listed is NOT currently available, but will soon be made available under the Open Source Initiative Foundation's GPL license. (Originally posted in ELC on the 2nd November, 2004) Assalamu Alaikum wrt wbt & Greetings to ALL! Welcome to the October issue of ELC Knowledge Sharing newsletter. experience). Regenstein and Ruth M. Hicks, D.,

Jan/February (2005) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter

ZaidLearn

Yes, the Open content initiative is certainly making inroads in many places. Perhaps we in Malaysia should get together and show our force in this open content era. Questions that clarify meaning or conceptual vocabulary- ambiguity or vagueness and common concepts Questions that explore assumptions, sources and rationale- qualities assumed and study evidence. This Open Content site (ItrainOnline) is committed to the free and fair sharing of development information. Files in WebCT Vista can't have duplicate names or title tags. Modeled after MIT?s Have Fun!

Jan/February (2005) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter

ZaidLearn

Yes, the Open content initiative is certainly making inroads in many places. Perhaps we in Malaysia should get together and show our force in this open content era. Questions that clarify meaning or conceptual vocabulary- ambiguity or vagueness and common concepts Questions that explore assumptions, sources and rationale- qualities assumed and study evidence. This Open Content site (ItrainOnline) is committed to the free and fair sharing of development information. Files in WebCT Vista can't have duplicate names or title tags. Modeled after MIT?s Have Fun!