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A scoop it magazine focusing on educational technology in higher education.
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The Reeducation of Blackboard, Everyone’s Classroom Pariah

The Reeducation of Blackboard, Everyone’s Classroom Pariah | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Students find Blackboard at turns frustrating, migraine-inducing, and burdensome–and its CEO knows it.
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Blackboard May Double or Triple Spending on Software Development - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Blackboard May Double or Triple Spending on Software Development - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Blackboard Announces New MOOC Platform - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Blackboard Announces New MOOC Platform - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Do you use blackboard?

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CourseSites as a MOOC Platform: Getting Started (vidéo)

Discover how you can utilize CourseSites as a free, hosted MOOC platform. It is easy to get started! www.coursesites.com

Via Pablo Andrés Castell, CECI Jean-François
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Blackboard founder and CEO resigns - What it means for the LMS industry

Blackboard founder and CEO resigns - What it means for the LMS industry | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Summary: Michael Chasen announced this week that he's leaving the company he founded 15 years ago and transformed into an ed tech powerhouse. Why now?
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What Blackboard may look like, sans Chasen

Blackboard Inc. has been a company in transition long before CEO Michael Chasen announced his upcoming departure.
In fact, the presence of Blackboard's longtime chief has been its most visible constant. So the big question coming out of Monday’s news is this: What will the ed-tech behemoth look like, sans Chasen?

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Compare Canvas Learning Management System

Is Canvas the right fit for you? Take a moment to compare Canvas to the competitors in the Learning Management System market.
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Blackboard Inc.: The Rise of the New “Online Learning” and the Race for Profits - e-Literate

Blackboard Inc.: The Rise of the New “Online Learning” and the Race for Profits - e-Literate | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In organizing the resignation of University of Virginia President Theresa Sullivan, Rector Helen E. Dragas may have expressed the concerns of many higher education boards of directors about the impact and effective use of education technology. Other Presidents and Chancellors may now have a similar career-threatening incentive. History in technology suggests a wave of implementation of “online courses” will follow when decision-makers are presented with similar press enthusiasm for a technology.

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Blackboard and MoodleRooms: An insight to private equity

Blackboard and MoodleRooms: An insight to private equity | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

There has been speculation about Blackboard’s acquisition of MoodleRooms and its announcements about support of open-source learning systems. This is also an opportunity to see decision-making by Blackboard owner Providence Equity. The motivation of a private equity firm is rapid increase in the value of its assets. Some of Blackboard initiatives may take several years to take final form; perhaps longer than private equity objectives permit.

Blackboard describes their software business saying: “We typically license our individual software applications either on a stand-alone basis or bundled as part of one of our six product lines: Blackboard Learn Blackboard Transact Blackboard Connect Blackboard Mobile Blackboard Collaborate and Blackboard Analytics.” Professional services account for 8% of revenue; product for 92%.

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The Spirit of Blackboard Lives On

The Spirit of Blackboard Lives On | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Well, I guess Blackboard is not dead… and not really even dying. Struggling a bit, yes – but still in pretty healthy shape.
But I seem to be seeing the “spirit” of Blackboard re-producing itself in many of the new start-ups that are trying to knock Blackboard down. Sure, they don’t have the money to be like the Borg and assimilate every company in their path, but that is not the “spirit” of Blackboard that seems to be living on.

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4 Reasons Why the Bonk MOOC is So Interesting

4 Reasons Why the Bonk MOOC is So Interesting | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Have you signed up for the Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success course?

This course, to be taught by Dr. Curtis Bonk on Blackboard's CourseSites, is designed to "provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to improve motivation, retention, and engagement within blended and online courses."

The course starts in 4/30, and runs for 5 weeks. You can learn more about the course, and see the course objectives, and sign-up here.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/4-reasons-why-bonk-mooc-so-interesting#ixzz1tClyYSV6
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Blackboard Acquires Moodlerooms and Netspot

Blackboard Acquires Moodlerooms and Netspot | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard have set the cat amongst the pigeons with their announcement today that they have acquired both Moodlerooms and Netspot to help run a new...
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Blackboard launches learning analytics pilot

Blackboard launches learning analytics pilot | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Blackboard Inc. has partnered with several colleges and universities that will test-drive its new solution for learning analytics, the company announced on January 10. The institutions will pilot the new solution – Blackboard Analytics™ for Blackboard Learn™, and provide feedback to the company.

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What Blackboard, Desire2Learn, and Udacity Should Learn from SJSU -

What Blackboard, Desire2Learn, and Udacity Should Learn from SJSU - | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As Phil noted in his analysisof the SJSU report, one of the main messages of the report seems to be that some of what we already know about performance and critical success factors for more traditional online courses also seem … Continue reading →...
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Blackboard Co-Founders Says Online Education Set To Put Price Pressure On Traditional Schools | TechCrunch

Blackboard Co-Founders Says Online Education Set To Put Price Pressure On Traditional Schools | TechCrunch | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of the early pioneers of online education, Blackboard co-founder Michael Chasen, was one of the speakers at Startup Festival in Montreal today, and while he's focused on a new startup called SocialRadar that isn't education-focused, but he...
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Hannah Kramer's comment, July 16, 2013 6:30 AM
will do
Chris Carter's comment, July 16, 2013 11:01 AM
Thanks! We looked at Moodle as an LMS. It sounds like your team is looking at Blackboard?
Hannah Kramer's comment, July 16, 2013 7:36 PM
yes amongst others
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Florida International University Selects Hosted Online Learning Platform for MOOCs

Florida International University Selects Hosted Online Learning Platform for MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Florida International University has implemented an online learning platform to offer its own massive open online courses.
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I don't think their solution scales. 

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CUNY Selects Blackboard to Expand Online Learning

CUNY Selects Blackboard to Expand Online Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- The City University of New York (CUNY), the largest urban university system in the nation, is partnering with Blackboard to establish a full teaching and learning platform across all of its campuses.
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Blackboard makes a play in online course development

Blackboard makes a play in online course development | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Blackboard has become the latest company to get into the business of helping colleges and universities build online programs.
The company, which built its education technology empire on selling software and implementation support, has upped investment in its “online program management services” in an effort to compete with a growing number of entities that are taking aim at the many colleges that are scrambling to reassert, or reinvent, their brands on the increasingly crowded frontier of online higher education.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/10/15/blackboard-makes-play-online-course-development#ixzz29PlJx1e8
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U South Florida drops BlackBoard for Instructure’s open-source LMS, Canvas

U South Florida drops BlackBoard for Instructure’s open-source LMS, Canvas | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The 47,000 student University of South Florida, which offers 232 degree programs spread across 5 campuses, has made a move to an open-source LMS provided by Instructure.

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Blackboard's New Platform Strategy

Blackboard's New Platform Strategy | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the BbWorld conference and conduct a private interview with Chief Technology Officer and President of Academic Platforms Ray Henderson.1 What I learned is that the company is embarking on a fairly radical, high-risk/high-reward strategy of re-architecting both their platform and their business model. The implications of what they are attempting are much larger than you might infer from the press releases.

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Innovation in Higher Education: Leadership and the Role of Technology

Innovation in Higher Education: Leadership and the Role of Technology | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Innovation in Higher Education: Leadership and the Role of Technology Speakers Freeman Hrabowski President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Session Description This keynote will focus on F...
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The Empire Strikes a Deal?

The Empire Strikes a Deal? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The acquisition of Moodlerooms by Blackboard brings two archrivals under the same tent. Just what does Blackboard have in mind for open source education?
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Hacking the Screwdriver: Instructure’s Canvas and the Future of the LMS

Hacking the Screwdriver: Instructure’s Canvas and the Future of the LMS | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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Summary of Statements by Key Players in Blackboard Announcement, Including Competitors

Summary of Statements by Key Players in Blackboard Announcement, Including Competitors | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Given all the news and discussion surrounding Blackboard’s strategy change last week, I thought that it would be useful to collect the public statements from Blackboard and their competitors in one place. No analysis, no interviews, just statements. I have a feeling that this might provide a rich source of analysis 6 – 12 months from now.

 

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State University of New York Selects Blackboard for Strategic Partnership in Online Learning

State University of New York Selects Blackboard for Strategic Partnership in Online Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- In an effort to establish a common platform to support the full spectrum of online learning, the State University of New York (SUNY) has selected Blackboard as a strategic partner in online learning and its primary learning management system (LMS) vendor, Blackboard Inc. announced today.

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