We already know the benefits of investing in a one-stop student services solution – you will improve consistency of service and answers, improve the student experience, and better utilize overburdened staff. But how do you start reaping those benefits? Hear what three higher education leaders in the student services arena have to say about strategy, […]
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This blog post was originally published on the RAND blog. Check out the excerpt below, or click here to read the full post on recent discussions about federal regulations and competency-based programs in higher education. Exploring New Approaches to Higher Education: The Expansion of Competency-Based Programs by Lindsay Daugherty, Trey Miller, Van L. Davis Competency-based higher education—which is built on the idea […]
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This week I’m set to hit the road and speak in Philadelphia at the UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference about how to increase student enrollment. My colleague from George Mason University will join me, and we will be talking about our collaborative efforts to grow the Mason Online initiative. In the case of George Mason, and for […]
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It’s a sign of true academic excellence. The National Blue Ribbon flag proudly flying in front of a school filled with electric hallways, eager minds, and determined educators. Out of the 114,345 K-12 schools across the county, 335 will soon live the dream of flying that prestigious flag as they were recently named National Blue […]
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As I talk about student support with institutional leaders, it is becoming more clear that every institution will need to invest in one-stop student services. Certainly, a component of this is taking all administrative service functions that sit in a shared building with servicing counters and getting them online. But, the bigger need is creating […]
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In our efforts to continually infuse Blackboard’s mission with innovation and industry best practices, we spent some time at Dreamforce this month—now the world’s largest gathering of business technology minds—with numerous technology and education executives discussing solutions to challenges that are plaguing not only education, but many industries across the globe. This year, there was […]
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This guest post is by flipped learning pioneer, Jon Bergmann. The “Bottom-up” approach to flipped learning Along with delivering the K-12 keynote at BbWorld 2015, Aaron Sams and I also had the opportunity to moderate a flipped learning panel of K-12 teachers, and hosted a flipped classroom workshop. One trend I noticed at this conference […]
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Last month I wrote about the six pillars of innovation at Blackboard. These are the pillars we use to guide the transformation of our company and product portfolio. I dove deep on the why — why the learner has to be at the center of everything we design, why life-long learning is critical, why a […]
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We’re continually evolving Blackboard Collaborate to improve the teaching and learning experience. In this release we focused on giving moderator’s more control over their presentation sharing, managing experiences over lower connection speeds, and significant improvements in the use of assistive technology. Jump to a Specific Slide Now when you share PowerPoint or PDF presentations in Collaborate, […]
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The college application process can be a daunting task for any high school student planning to further their education. They may be asking themselves: What school is the right fit for me? What test scores do I need to have? How can I stand out from my peers? Blackboard’s new Schoolwires partner, CollegeEase, provides a […]
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