As part of our research on competency-based education, on Feb. 20 Blackboard is co-hosting an event with the American Council on Education’s Center for Education Attainment and Innovation and Center for Policy Research and Strategy. This event focuses on alternate pathways to degree completion for post-traditional learners, and it launches two new papers: The Currency of Higher Education: […]
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With the announcement from President Obama on his proposed legislation to increase access to community colleges at no cost to the student, there has been a buzz of great discussions online and in the higher education community about what this means for the future community colleges. While generally we see support for removing barriers to […]
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Last April, Katie Blot wrote a blog post called Teaming Up with the U of Arkansas, which announced that Blackboard had been tapped by the University to collaborate on a project related to Online Learning. My team was assigned to this effort, and we set out to establish an important partnership with the folks in […]
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This is a guest post from Matt Acevedo, instructional designer and adjunct instructor at Florida International University in Miami, FL., and a Blackboard MVP. Students hate group work. They’re vocal about it, too; check out a search for “group work” on Twitter, and you’ll see many, many complaints. And I can sympathize — […]
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A more comprehensive version is available in EDUCAUSE Review, co-authored with Dr. Deborah Bushway, Chief Academic Officer and Vice President of Academic Innovation at Capella University. Investments in competency based education make sense as our nation strives to educate an increasingly diverse population. With hundreds of new competency based education programs in development, now is […]
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There was a great article recently by Eric Stoller that painted the picture of puzzle pieces, siloed data and systems, and separate processes and initiatives across a single institution, specifically in the area of Student Affairs. His challenges boiled down to: ‘Is there a better way, and what are technology vendors working on to make […]
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This is a guest post from Torria Bond, Ph.D., an award-winning course designer, who mentors university professors creating engaging online courses for the Online and Professional Studies Division of California Baptist University, in Riverside, CA. She is also a Blackboard MVP. A couple of years ago, I taught an introductory sociology course online for […]
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In my previous blog post about student recruitment strategies, I talked about the importance of thinking like a student. To do this, it’s best to begin with a clear picture of who that student is. Considering the shifting demographics of today’s college student, particularly as the “non-traditional” adult learner becomes the new norm, there is […]
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On this #GivingTuesday, we wanted to share a story of an initiative we are thankful for and proud to be a part of. First Book is a nonprofit organization that provides new books and educational resources – for free or at a low cost – to schools and programs serving children in need. Since 1992, […]
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According to experts in the K-12 communication space, reaching parents in an efficient and effective way is one of the main reasons they develop a school communication plan. In our new eBook titled, “Message Received: A Guide for Building a Successful Communication Strategy,” communication leaders explain how connecting with their community ultimately increases parent involvement […]
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