Over the past week, we received more than 350 remarkable stories from learners all over the world on how they plan to make the world a better place through their education. Thank you for sharing your stories with us. They were inspiring! Nearly 10,000 votes later, we are excited to announce the winners of the Blackboard #PayMyTuitionChallenge […]
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Higher ed has traditional been based on the concept of the credit hour. But there has been a lot of discussion on how schools can better support a wide variety of learning styles and paces and how they can emphasize skills and competencies learned over “seat time” and traditional grades. Competency-based education is an important […]
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As promised, we wanted to share some details around our response to last week’s exciting Twitter trend that had students challenging people to help them pay their tuition. We are asking YOU to tell us how you will use your education to make the world a better place. Submit your answer in the form of […]
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There was an incredible student movement yesterday on Twitter, and we took notice. Inspired by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the #PayMyTuitionChallenge is a fun and creative idea that addresses a serious topic. Well, we’ve heard you. Challenge accepted. So we want to know: How will you use your education to make the world a […]
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As more schools explore options to integrate the latest digital learning tools into their traditional learning environment, many online academic leaders are also exploring ways to integrate tools that provide teacher-student interaction and peer relationship building that often comes with face-to-face learning. Taking inspiration from these challenges, Gwinnett Online Campus (GOC) thought of ways to incorporate best practices from traditional pedagogy into their online program. […]
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We were thrilled to host so many customers from all over the world last month in Las Vegas at BbWorld 2014! It was a week full of rich discussions about the future of education and how technology plays a critical role in getting us there. With the vast majority of sessions being driven by educational […]
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CBL, CBE, CPL, PLA, R2T4… it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the swirl of acronyms and unfamiliar terms around competency based education. What is the difference between “competency based learning (CBL)” and “competency based education (CBE),” and why does it matter whether we focus on “learning” or “education”? Should the phrase “credit for prior learning […]
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Today we announced the release of Job Genie. The latest innovation out of Blackboard Labs, Job Genie was designed to give students a way to explore possible career options in a fast, fun way, right on their mobile device. We are thrilled about the potential that Job Genie has for changing the way students […]
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Blackboard celebrated the 2014 Catalyst Award winners with an energizing awards luncheon at BbWorld14. The Blackboard Catalyst Awards honors those who push the boundaries of their educational programs and technology in order to deliver innovative and effective learning experiences in 5 categories. This year we had 340 submissions, which was a 50% increase from last year! Jay […]
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Students are becoming more influential – and vocal – about the types of tools and resources they need to be successful. They want their schools to implement solutions that make their campus life easier, enjoyable, convenient, and ultimately, more successful. And we are dedicated to helping universities do just that: create the best educational experience […]
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