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.

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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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Survey: Blackboard (Still) Rules Higher Ed

LearnDash

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.

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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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.

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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.

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

eLearning 24-7

That is like calling Blackboard, WebCT, since they bought them more than 15 years ago. 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. And yeah there are vendors who will taut that they are in X list or Y rankings and thus should be included.

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Online Learning in Education

eLearning 24-7

Popular ones included Lotus Notes, Blackboard and WebCT. In 1993, Jones International made its debut on the internet. The first 100% online university. In 1999, Jones International became the first online university in the U.S. to be accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. By 1999, other online universities were on the scene including the University of Phoenix and Western Governors University which was a consortium of small colleges in the rocky mountain area.

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.

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