TCC08: Transitioning from WebCT to Sakai

Experiencing eLearning

I 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. At the community college resources may not be available to do the fixes for open source.

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). It also doesn't bode well for WebCT's willingness to play with open source (sorry Harold!) Wow, consolidation is running rampart in the eLearning space as everyone continues to merge or acquire. Look to your left and look to your right; easily one of those will not be around in six months.

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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 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.

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? I 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.