Thank you for following our Common Core blog series. So far we have discussed the importance of not starting with a clean slate, training your teachers with efficiency, keeping parents informed, and diving right into using technology. Our last tip for preparing for Common Core is making sure you have the right tools in place […]
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“The day you stop learning is the day you stop living. We should all pick up new skills, ideas, viewpoints, and ways of working every day.” – Richard Branson If you embrace Richard Branson’s philosophy about employee training, you will develop an unstoppable team. When you value learning, employees bring fresh new ideas to the […]
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The Social Studies team at Florida Virtual School takes advantage of its virtual classroom by the creation of live and interactive lessons for students – regardless of the students’ learning style, ability level or geographic location. As a result, the Social Studies team has launched live lessons for its U.S. History course that foster authentic […]
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Blackboard just wrapped up our largest event of the year, BbWorld, and it was a huge success! One of our favorite presenters was MIT’s Joi Ito, who talked about the 4 P’s of learning: Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play. It really was a fantastic presentation – as a lifelong learner, it struck a chord to think […]
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Thank you for following our Common Core blog series. So far we have discussed the importance of not starting with a clean slate, training your teachers with efficiency, and keeping parents informed. This week we will discuss the importance of diving right into using technology as you embrace Common Core State Standards. We had a […]
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Even if you’re not an Internet2 member, keep reading—our new NET+ offering that we announced last week at BbWorld is advantageous for everyone in the higher ed community. OER development, analytics benchmarking, and broader adoption of open standards are just a few of the long tail inherent benefits. The solution and services offer provides access […]
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This past year has been an extremely positive one for Blackboard. We are changing in a way that’s right for our company and having an impact on the education industry as we’ve renewed our emphasis on innovation and the learner. In recent months, you have seen and heard about this in the creation of Blackboard Labs, […]
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Joi Ito stopped by the green room for a quick chat before his BbWorld opening keynote. We spoke about the future of education and some amazing projects he is working on…including genetically engineered machines. Mind blown. Check out the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGrDr6z0M9I
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Yes, you read that right. According to a survey we co-sponsored with The Chronicle of Higher Education: Nearly 70% of college presidents believe that at least a moderate amount of disruption is needed in higher education. While 60% of respondents are optimistic about the direction the American higher education system is going in, only 30% […]
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Every year, we invite education’s leading visionaries to Las Vegas for 3 days of conversation at BbWorld. As with everything we are doing here at Blackboard, we wanted to think about new ways we could engage with you and help everyone join the conversation. I am incredibly excited to launch BbWorld K-12 Live: a brand […]
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