It’s obvious by now that world has gone mobile. From attending virtual classes to joining on-the-go meetings to catching up with family and friends, mobile access has become an expectation across all functions of daily life. Paying for school-related items is no exception. Research has shown that over 50% of a school’s parents will make […]
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Everyone has something to learn and every agency has requirements for training and professional development. From baby boomers nearing retirement to meeting needs of a new generation of federal employees, education leaders need to align training with the mission and objectives of their agency. However, most government agencies are at a crossroads. Learning and development […]
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Today, we announced that we’ve expanded our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment option to include two additional tiers: Plus and Advantage*. No two institutions are the same, and these new tiers let you further customize and configure Blackboard Learn for your needs— all with the benefits of a modern cloud architecture. Between past BbWorld presentations and webinars […]
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This is a guest post by Josh Murdock, an instructional designer at Valencia College in Florida. Students today aren’t the students we knew when we were in school. They are learning in brand new environments, using tools that didn’t exist as short as five years ago. Over 21 million students are taking at least one online […]
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Analytics aren’t a cure-all. They don’t solve your problems for you. There isn’t an instruction manual on how to properly use data. Stop. End of sentence. While you let that sink in, let’s tangent into a fun piece of trivia. There was a TV show in the early ’80’s called ‘The Greatest American Hero‘, and […]
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This post was written in partnership with Peter George, SVP, Product Development, Support & Cloud Services. Blackboard is the global leader in educational technology, and is reinventing itself to serve educators and learners like no other company can. While we both entered the company in its 3.0 phase, Blackboard has a rich history of innovation and […]
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The human brain consumes approximately 34 gigabytes of data every day, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of California – San Diego. That’s roughly the size of 8 high definition movies! For most of us, the majority of this data is instantly processed by our eyes, without consciously thinking about it. […]
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A few months ago, I authored a blog post titled “Do You Want the Plumbing or the Sink?” The gist of the post was that institutions can leverage data in different ways. In one way, it’s plumbing — it’s the conduit that allows data to flow throughout the institution. Separately, it’s the sink (or the toilet, […]
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Having been in the LMS business since 2003, I’ve seen a lot of things that promise to change online education. Some worked well, others less. At the end of the day, education is about research and experimentation, and there’s nothing wrong with trying new approaches and concepts to meet that always important goal of improving […]
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As a professor of information technology at the Kogod School of Business at American University and a former consultant in Deloitte’s Information Management practice, I’m pretty familiar with the fundamentals of data. When it’s understood and used most effectively, it can drive exponential value for an organization. I’ve led hundreds of projects across industries and […]
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