Blackboard + Elluminate + Wimba = Blackboard Collaborate (Breaking News) by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

announced late today that it is acquiring Elluminate and Wimba, leading providers of. Blackboard Inc. synchronous and collaboration technology. The teams from the three companies will combine to form. Blackboard Collaborate, a standalone platform.

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GoTo Meeting, Centra, Wimba, and other Web Conferencing Solutions…Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Kapp Notes

PowerPoint is slowly starting to broaden its capabilities and will, I predict, soon infringe on some well known software applications in the field of e-learning such as…web conferencing tools (and others). This video is one of the first inroads PowerPoint is making into the Web Conferencing software and I don’t think they are going to stop here. Will it be PowerPoint 2014 with full capabilities and robust conferencing, when will they announce a more robust authoring capability?

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Teaching & Learning Conference

Moodle Journal

With regard to content I took the opportunity to demonstrate Wimba Create , which in itself would act as nice advertisement for my training session. With Wimba Create in mind and the whole area of producing suitable content, the session touched on outlining the concepts of learning objects and the Scorm recommendations, I did find a very useful cartoon style short video clip SCORM Demystified from YouTube for this.

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New eLearning Projects Approved

Moodle Journal

One late request was from myself for the acquisition by the college of a licence for Wimba Create. Well I am pleased to say that the eLearning project proposals have all been approved. We are currently in the process of generating an instance of Open Simulator for one and the iPad’s will be arriving soon for the other. For those of you out there who remember courseGenie, Create is the new incarnation. This is in fact all part of our phased Moodle rollout, detail below.

Training starts for 2013

Moodle Journal

The idea that you are going to require staff to carryout major changes to their existing materials is always likely to induce an expected and to be frank understandable level of reticence, however by using Wimba Create , which will convert materials produced in MS Word into Scorm compliant packages, can pretty much neutralise that. Following my rounds of staff meetings before the end of summer term last, I have this week started to get the training for elearning underway.

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Preparing for eLearning

Moodle Journal

Next creating the content, and potentially that could be very difficult, in that am I really expecting everyone to either rewrite existing material, and fortunately the answer is not really, instead we are going to be using Wimba Create. I first began using Wimba Create a few years ago now, when it was called course- Genie. If you have been following this blog recently then you will no doubt have come across my Moodle trading level document that I posted on.

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Innovation Showcase

Moodle Journal

Producing e-Content with Wimba Create. Our Technology School are exhibiting at the Excel Conference Center WorldSkills London 2011 05 from Oct 2011 to 08 Oct 2011, so for that alone, I would certainly recommend getting along for a visit in this coming week, I should be there myself on Friday, and really looking forward to it.

Blended Learning

Moodle Journal

So first off, what are the considerations for moving from class based to online delivery, well I have talked about that a lot over the years on this blog, particular the move away from class support materials written in Word to something more eLearning compliant and for that we have been making very successful use of Wimba Create for some time now, I can recommend it.

End of term roundup

Moodle Journal

I was pleased to see that requests appeared for Wimba Create training before the end of term, and the session ran really well. With our decision to merge the Moodle system for the two Colleges ready for September 2011 start, it seemed a good idea to at least have a small trial of course of course transfers just see if any issues emerged. Interestingly it seems that a lot of failures flagged up surrounding issues with the quiz module.

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Making Mobile Learning Work

Moodle Journal

I can certainly sympathise with this last point, as a similar shift in perspective exists between class hand-outs and vle eLearning materials, which is precisely why we are heading down the Wimba Create route at the moment, but that’s an on-going story so please stay in touch for that. Thinking about and talking to the project team as I am right now regarding the likely and best use of our new iPad’s when the initial project ends.

End of Year Conference

Moodle Journal

As you will have read from other posts on this blog I am taking every opportunity to provide the widest expose possible for Wimba Create this academic year, so the second half is sorted. I was asked this week to provide a short session on using our Moodle vle for the for our end of year Teaching and Learning Conference here at the College.

New Year Starting

Moodle Journal

In the third phase of the planned Moodle rollout I will be introducing content design specifically using Wimba Create. I will start with an apology for the broken links on the blog, the server that I am using here at the College has recently been moved and has since developed a problem with the fan, which eventually failed.

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Preparing for elearning the first run

Moodle Journal

If you have been following the blog here then you will know that this centres on the use of Wimba Create , in the production of learning objects from otherwise standard materials or handouts produced in Word. This week finally saw the launch of the third phase of our Moodle vle roll out at the college with the delivery of a new 2 hour cpd staff training session Preparing for e-learning.

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We have 2D Virtual Classrooms, Why 3D?

Kapp Notes

In a 3D world, the interaction with the students feels more intimate than with a 2-D distance learning application such as Centra, Horizon Wimba or Adobe Connect. Sitting around a conference table for class. Another question and this one is simple.why 3D? We've got plenty of great 2D platforms for communication, what does 3D add? Here is a short answer.

RSC Moodle Roundtable

Moodle Journal

For my own part in the day I brought along the work that I had been conducting on eLearning, much publicised on this blog, but I did take the opportunity to promote Wimba Create, which I think went down very positively. I went along to an RSC Moodle Forum round table in London yesterday that posed the question ‘What makes for a good Moodle activity’. Without looking at my members list there were about 20 of us there, so it turned into a very sociable and informative event, most enjoyable.

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Are you ready Tin Can

Moodle Journal

And I would judge that you are still enthusiastic about scorm, and if you are regular to this blog then you will know that we make good use of Wimba Create for College generated content. If you have been around the Mood le vle or for that matter any vle for a while, then you will have I am sure over the years developed and or deployed in support of eLearning various scorm packages.

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Training and Workshops

Moodle Journal

If you have read any my earlier posts on this then you will recall that I am using Wimba Create as the tool to leverage Word skills in the production of eLearning content. Apart from all the very predictable events and chores of a post enrolment week, I have managed to get a good amount of time both in college and out for the production of new phase 3 vle training notes.

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Web Conferencing Services

Tony Karrer

per min per user - Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y [link] Wimba Y N - Y Y Y Y Y Y Y - [link] GoToMeeting Monthly, Annual $49, $468 Up to 15 Y Y Y Y Y Y None [link] GoToMeeting Corporate Licensed TBD Varies Y Y Y Y Y Y None [link] GoToWebinar Monthy, Annual $99, $948 Up to 1000 Y None [link] Acrobat Connect Y Annual, Monthly $395/yr or $39.95/mo.

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Wikis as Assignments

E-Learning Acupuncture

I attended a very useful online presentation last week by Mike Orey of the University of Georgia (via the Wimba Distinguished Lecture Series ). In one of his graduate courses in education, as an assessment activity, he asks students to contribute to a wiki-book that he and his colleagues have developed: Emerging perspectives on learning, teaching and technology. The reason I am making this posting is two-fold.

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eXtending the Web

Learning with e's

I was actually up an hour earlier at 6 am finalising and uploading my slides onto ASCILITE's Wimba platform, and then making sure the technical details were all in order. eXtending the Web - New and Emerging Learning Technologies View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. I was up at stupid o'clock yesterday to present a webinar for the ASCILITE organisation - the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.

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Collaboration Tools

Tony Karrer

As I mentioned in Real-Time Collaborative Editing , I had a fantastic experience participating in group editing of a Mind Map of collaborative tools during a session at Learn Trends. You can see the result below. But it was interesting to see the results exported which I've embedded below. I would expect the document to continue to grow and change, but thought it would be worth having it available in a text format as well (so I can find it when I need it).

Newsletter,feedback and eMaterials

Moodle Journal

As you will have read from previous recent postings, I have introduced Wimba Create as tool for converting Word files into Scorm packages, and these can include embedded webpages, media and short tests. One aspects of eLearning that I have been very keen to get established is a newsletter.

Complaint? Students Don't Hang Out in Virtual Worlds After Class

Kapp Notes

The same is true of Adobe Connect, Horizon Wimba and other 2D classroom software. In the course of a week, I get asked many questions about Virtual Worlds, an interesting one that keeps occurring goes something like this. It seems that students find virtual worlds boring. None of my students “hang out” in-world except for class activities, and my students rarely go into virtual worlds after the semester is over. How can I get them more into virtual worlds beyond the classroom?

Needs analysis– something old, something new

Allison Rossett

With heaps of respect for online survey tools (Survey Monkey, Qualtrics, and Zoomerang, for example) and web conferencing technologies (Connect, NetMeeting, and Wimba, for example), new forms of analysis turn attention to data that is waiting for us. When I was a young professor of instructional design and technology at San Diego State University , students often sought advice on how to make decisions about outcomes and strategies.

Needs analysis– something old, something new

Allison Rossett

With heaps of respect for online survey tools (Survey Monkey, Qualtrics, and Zoomerang, for example) and web conferencing technologies (Connect, NetMeeting, and Wimba, for example), new forms of analysis turn attention to data that is waiting for us. Tweet When I was a young professor of instructional design and technology at San Diego State University , students often sought advice on how to make decisions about outcomes and strategies.

A powerful virtual classroom: Adobe Connect 8

Janet Clarey

I’m always cognizant of what Ellen Wagner (formerly with Adobe) said while writing about web conferencing technologies around the time Blackboard bought Wimba and Elluminate and combined them to create Blackboard Collaborate (for edu-types, I’ll insert the ‘muwhahahaha’ just for you).

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: eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!

Learning Visions

I put in info on CourseLab, Wimba Create and eXe - hope that helps :) Mark Drechsler 1:10 AM greencurry said. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, September 21, 2009 eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help! I am working on a presentation in a few weeks about eLearning authoring tools.

WBT Development Toolbox

Learning Developments

The organization I work for has never formally offered web based training. My role is to help start up a web based training program. One of the tasks I've been working on is selecting a tool kit for creating the content.

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Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

As aforementioned one company called Wimba already has audio – voice capabilities within their social learning product, so that learners can say their comments on a discussion board and other learners can hear the voice comments rather than read them. What always stuns me are vendors who state they know what their learners want, but in reality have no clue, because they themselves do not see the technology and its usage among the masses. 2011.


Learning Developments: WBT Development Toolbox

Learning Developments

Learning Developments. Thoughts and issues related to the development of eLearning content and general eLearning issues with an occasional diversion here or there. Dec 9, 2008. WBT Development Toolbox. The organization I work for has never formally offered web based training. My role is to help start up a web based training program. One of the tasks Ive been working on is selecting a tool kit for creating the content.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

Wimba Collaboration Suite 6.0 – Live. I love innovation. It is what makes any product or service, aspire to new heights. I especially love it when it happens in the e-learning industry. Our industry is made up into four camps. Innovators and Risk Takers – emerging technology integrated, new ideas, pushing the envelope in what is possible in e-learning/social learning/m-learning, coming up with something that has never been done before – risk takers.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] March 20-24, 2010 Wimba Connect 2010 , Disney Yacht and Beach Club Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA. Clayton Wright just sent me his incredible annual list of eLearning Conferences. Clayton publishes this as a Word document but does not publish it as a web page and so we’ve somewhat established a pattern of published in here. You can contact him at:

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

link] meetingsReports.html April 5-8, 2009 Wimba Connect 2008 , Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Once again, Clayton Wright has been nice enough to compile an incredible list of conferences focused on use of technology in learning. Clayton publishes this as a Word document but does not publish it as a web page. He has generously allowed me to republish here. You can contact him at: His notes on the list.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Well Played, Blackboard - elearnspace , July 8, 2010 While Blackboard is unable to write a press release that includes clear statements like “we have purchased these companies&# , I have to give the company credit for the acquisition of Elluminate (and Wimba). Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010. Great stuff again this month. The following are the top items based on social signals.

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