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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Accessing course elements online using a learning management system (LMS) is commonplace for today’s student. But often there is a disconnect between them and the course instructor due to a lack of real-time communication. This disconnect can be avoided by integrating synchronous learning into LMS set-ups, allowing for deeper levels of interaction similar to that […]
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As a parent to three school-aged daughters, I understand the importance of keeping the lines of communication open and how critical it is to stay involved in their lives. I find myself wanting to know what they are doing in school, what type of homework they have, and how I can support them. My wife […]
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Since I starting working at Blackboard, I have met with hundreds of institutions and thousands of users of our software. Based on feedback I’ve directly received, we are integrating our products, streamlining and simplifying our user experiences, and providing more flexible deployments with SaaS options, both in the public cloud and in our own data […]
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This post is the first in a series on understanding – and evaluating – learning management systems. We’ve come a long way since the time when a learning management system was defined as a course management tool that let students sign up for classes, and helped administrators and instructors keep track of things. Over time, […]
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America’s Safe Schools Week draws attention to the ongoing problem of violence in our nation’s schools, and educates communities about what schools can do to become more safe and secure. Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting a webinar titled, Cultivating Safe School Communities with two individuals who have dedicated their careers to creating […]
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Competency based learning requires faculty and academic leaders to focus on learning outcomes. Traditionally, educational curricula are based on content areas structured by courses, credit hours, and terms, and students’ learning outcomes vary based on how much they learn in a given amount of time. “Backward design,” focusing on the end goals first, helps us […]
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