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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. 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 Open-ended interview questions for faculty. Expectations.

My History of Live Blogged Notes

Experiencing eLearning

Transitioning from WebCT to Sakai. When I attend webinars or participate in online courses and conferences, I usually live blog my notes. That helps me remember what I attended and what I learned, and it lets me share that knowledge with others. Because I have done so much live blogging, I was able to provide proof of my ongoing professional development efforts. World. Synchronous Learning.

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Survey: Blackboard (Still) Rules Higher Ed


But then there is WebCT rounding out third… funny thing is, since this survey was originally conducted (2012), WebCT has been bought out by Blackboard. It is now becoming common practice for higher education institutions to utilize elearning in some capacity. The individuals who responded were employed by institutions from all over the world. The result? Blackboard… Still?

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).

If it wasn’t for modern sanitation we wouldn’t have online learning!

Coffee and Design

Those past inventions, e.g., Blackboard, eCollege, WebCT, etc. I came across an article that almost a year old in the Economist Magazine the other day which discusses some trends and issues with something I have been particularly interested in lately, “innovation.” Economies can generate growth by adding more stuff: more workers, investment and education. Is there a better way to flush?

Is there anything Moodle can't do?

Clive on Learning

My question is, what am I not getting that I would with Blackboard, WebCT, FirstClass and other VLEs? Over the past two months I've been working extensively with the open source virtual learning environment (VLE) Moodle. 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.). To support a predominantly online course in the usual way. To build an online community for a potential audience of many thousands of course graduates. Please tell me, where's the catch

TCC08: Extreme Makeover: Course Edition

Experiencing eLearning

Visual test with maps–created in WebCT, can be done elsewhere too. This is another liveblogged post from the TCC 2008 conference. The presenter is Robin Bartoletti , Texas Women’s University, Denton, Texas , USA. She does course redesigns–has done over 80 of them. Goal is to make courses easier to look at and navigate. Mix it up. More than just text. Multimedia–you can find things online. Many instructors rely overly on PowerPoint. Agenda. Users. Redesign. Navigation = curb appeal. Resources. Information Basics. Testing & Evaluation. Examples. Users. Simple.

Apples and Pears

Clive on Learning

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). 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.

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.

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.