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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More and more, leaders at school districts across the country are realizing the impact that digital tools can have on student learning outcomes and teacher effectiveness. And as these leaders have continued to showcase their districts’ successes using these tools, it has become clear that digital learning will be a foundational element in transforming K-12 […]
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Competency based learning can provide opportunities for students to progress at their own pace, along variable pathways that are best suited to their individual needs and goals. How do we achieve these benefits? Blackboard has been analyzing competency based education models, practices, policies, and trends through independent research and in joint competency based education research […]
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After attending the 2014 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium in Palm Springs, CA last week we were encouraged by the increasing number of K-12 schools and districts embracing new models of learning resulting in student achievement success stories. Whether you are offering blended, flipped or online learning one thing remaines consistent – the ability […]
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