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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. 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.

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.

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Survey: Blackboard (Still) Rules Higher Ed

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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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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).

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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.

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.