The polished presentation and popularity of MOOCs has led to reinvigorated conversations about learning designs and alternative content delivery for courses in learning management systems. MOOCs afford instructors the opportunity to easily view courses offered by others,
By Phil HillMore Posts (345) As I was writing a post about Blackboard’s key challenges, I get notice from Reuters (anonymous sources, so interpret accordingly) that the company is on the market, seeking up to $3 billion. From Reuters: Blackboard … Continue reading →
BLACKBOARD BUYS AGAIN: Whispers of Blackboard’s sale may have abated since it appointed a new CEO to start the year. But the company continues to buy. Its latest acquisition: Sequoia Retail Systems, a provider of point-of-sale (POS) systems used in university bookstores, cafeterias, recreation ce
The Blackboard-to-Moodle migration tool is available, but we would ask you to consider the following:
What will your Moodle course look like? Moodle allows you to apply many more subtle nuances to content, activities and assessments than you could in Blackboard. An automated tool like the Blackboard Migration Tool doesn't know, and cannot suggest, the most appropriate structure for your course once it has been transferred from Blackboard to Moodle. This is something you will need to think through. Learning & Teaching provide educational design support and training to help you do precisely this.
The LMS is dead, long live the LMS! (Swap out LMS with VLE if you wish.) Some love them, some hate them. Some love to hate them. Me? I see downsides and upsides. They work for some, not for others. So here’s my 10 pros and cons.
Via Vladimir Kukharenko
BEHIND THE CURTAIN: Blackboard didn’t build its bad brand overnight. For those who want to understand why its tools have, at times, been so unpopular, George Kroner, a former employee, walks through some of the technical complexities afflicting the learning management system provider. The details
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