The New Year is a time when many of us reflect on the successes and lessons learned from the past year, as well as plan for what lies ahead. For me, it has been a very productive and rewarding first year at Blackboard, primarily because it has given me great confidence in the future. Over […]
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This is a guest post by Eric Kunnen, Associate Director of eLearning and Emerging Technologies at Grand Valley State University, and Blackboard MVP. What does it take to design, build, and teach a great online course? Are there specific course design elements or teaching strategies that make a course great? How can we take advantage […]
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To quote the first Deaf president of Gallaudet University, “A Deaf person can do anything except hear.” The primary barrier for deaf or hard of hearing students isn’t that they can’t hear; the barrier is communication. Let’s explore this by examining 6 important considerations when developing teaching strategies and online learning programs in support of students […]
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A new Gallup poll shows a student’s engagement in school and hope for the future are just as important as graduation in the eyes of parents and superintendents. More specifically, when it comes to measuring the effectiveness of public schools in their community, 88% of superintendents think it’s very important for students to be engaged […]
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Recent studies show that students with involved parents are more likely to… Achieve better grades and test scores. Tackle more rigorous classes. Advance grade levels and earn credits. Exhibit positive behavior and attendance. Graduate with honors. Parent involvement and support is a key priority amongst most communications leaders. In fact, 64% of communications leaders said that […]
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The Latin word communitas refers to a collection of individuals who, motivated by a common goal, come together and act as one. Community is powerful. Common approaches to college and university rankings can sometimes have the unfortunate effect of pitting institutions against each other in a battle for students and prestige. As the U.S. turns its […]
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We are living in a data-driven world. Our ability to collect data and then analyze that data in order to generate useful insights has grown exponentially. More and more organizations across a variety of industries are leveraging the power of data to help them understand their users better and determine the most appropriate ways to […]
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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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We’re excited to announce that our very own Blackboard Personalized Learning Solution stands among one of District Administration magazine’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2016. Every year, K-12 leaders across the country cast their vote for the top educational technology products that make a difference in their schools and districts. According to District Administration […]
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I wanted to pause on this #GivingTuesday and reflect on the wonderful work being done by the Blackboard Charitable Giving Program. The program recognizes nonprofit organizations whose outstanding work is helping provide a world with increased opportunity for all through better access to education and technology. I’d also like to recognize the generosity of our […]
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