Blackboard's New Platform Strategy -e-Literate 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. 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. On the Surface: Yet Another Learning Object Repository One of the announcements that got the most air time during the conference keynote was the release of xpLOR, Blackboard’s new Learning Object Repository (LOR). Up until now, the LOR has been largely a failure as a product category.
LECTORA SNAP : e-Learning Software, PowerPoint to Flash, PowerPoint Presentations Powerful on their own—revolutionary together Bring the power of Snap! by Lectora & Snap! Empower together for incredibly rapid e‑Learning content. 5 Innovative Classroom Management Tools for Teachers The Smarter Products Series is supported by IBM. Find out more about how IBM is working to create a Smarter Planet. Few teachers are drawn to the profession for its administrative duties. But the reality of attendance taking, lesson planning, grading and parental communications is that they're a big part of the job. These tasks, however, need not take over.
LMS - Aula Virtual In September 2012, Skillsoft acquired MindLeaders, bringing together two leaders in learning-offering you comprehensive, targeted learning assets that cover key business issues such as leadership development, IT certification support and talent management. This integration also means organizations in the U.S. can turn to Skillsoft for a wide range of compliance needs including legal, food services and ES&H. Organizations in the U.K. can leverage Skillsoft resources to address their hospitality and adult social care compliance needs. This is an exciting time to be in the learning industry.
12 Ways to Create Videos Without a Camera or Software It wasn't that long ago that creating videos in your classroom meant that you had to have access to cameras and editing software. That is no longer the case. Now with nothing more than a reliable Internet connection you and your students can create all kinds of documentary, entertainment, and how-to videos. Some of the resources listed below are also featured in my free guide Making Videos on the Web where you will find how-to directions with annotated screen captures. itslearning: Next-Gen Learning Management System Time is perhaps the most precious resource for educators who must juggle tasks like communicating with students and parents, preparing lessons, assessing student performance, and keeping up on the latest buzz in the education industry. To help teachers save time, many school districts are using learning management systems (LMS). Among the hottest products in the LMS world is itslearning; however, is this tool a worthy investment for schools? Here’s a preview of what the platform offers and what some tech bloggers and educators have to say about it. A Quick Look: The Pros and Cons of itslearning When you view the itslearning website, you’ll see a slew of attractive features.
Storylineauthors I frequently find that the best way to explain a process is through the use of an interactive flowchart. Storyline gives you a wide variety of tools to make a flowchart come to life. I will show you one way to do this with shapes and states. Let’s start with a simple flowchart created in Storyline with the shape tools. I have created a page containing a series of boxes connected by arrows. Education 2.0 ? Social Networking and Education In the last decade, the Internet has changed how teachers and students learn in the classroom. Companies like Google, Wikipedia, and WordPress have opened the door to instant exploration of subjects and questions that haven’t been available in the classroom before. Students are now able to explore the ancient Egyptian pyramids using Google Maps, see updated facts and information on a wiki, or read a famous explorer’s blog posts on their expeditions, all safely from their desks. Classrooms, schools and even districts are able to share and collaborate in private social networks, expanding collective knowledge and relationships to new horizons.
8 Great Tools to Create Webinars Online One of the pluses of technology in education is the fact that it liberated the notion of formal instruction and destroyed its confining walls. There is an emerging breed of teachers nowadays who no longer accept the notion that the classroom is necessarily contained within four walls. They use social media and telecommunication technologies to globalize their instruction and extend their teaching to everywhere in the world. Such breed of teachers are called global educators and they are using a wide range of technologies in their work most important of which are web conferencing and webinar ( web seminar ) making tools. As for the former, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already published 7 best web-conferencing tools for teachers.
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Blackboard Education on Tour comes to Dublin This is a brief report from the Blackboard Education on Tour event which took place in Dublin last week, on Tuesday 4th November. First of all, I'd like to mention that the Irish user community really appreciated that Blackboard included Dublin in its tour, making it so much easier for us to attend. It was good to see such a great turnout from various Irish Institutions.
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