It’s not always an easy job to engage parents. From grades and attendance to upcoming meetings and important events, you’re often looking for the best way to get the information in the right hands at the right time. This is often why schools and districts often engage the support of a vendor to partner with. […]
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Schools like Lewis and Clark Community College (LCCC) are perfect examples of how better student success programs can have an overwhelmingly positive effect on both students and the institution. In just three semesters, LCCC was able to save $700,000 and improve their retention rate by 17 points. Here’s how they did it. Using Data to […]
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This month marks three years since we acquired Moodlerooms and NetSpot. To celebrate the occasion, I thought I would take some time to reflect on our activity in the Moodle and open source community and our commitment to open education. Let me start off by simply saying that openness and interoperability are key elements to […]
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According to the 2014 Speak Up Survey, 76% of administrators say that more digital content usage at their school would be beneficial in increasing student engagement in school and learning. 67% of administrators say that digital content would help extend learning beyond the school day. Additionally, teachers using digital content in their classrooms perceive technology […]
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One of the things that we’re most proud of is our commitment to a learner-centric education experience and how this commitment has translated into our delivery of the best Learning Management System (LMS) available. It isn’t something that we arrived at just recently. We’ve been working to produce the best LMS for quite a while. […]
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With 1.35 billion users on Facebook and 284 million users on Twitter, the use of social media in schools can provide a great strategic advantage for K-12 districts. However, many principals and administrators lack awareness of the potential value school social media can bring to their districts, and are often reluctant to adopt it. More […]
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I am excited to follow up on my announcement last month and confirm that we have officially acquired Schoolwires, one of the industry’s leading educational website, hosting and content management providers to K-12 schools and districts. I couldn’t be more thrilled about today’s news. Here are three reasons why: We are building an ecosystem of […]
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In a recent survey, Blackboard asked presidents, technology leaders and faculty what the biggest challenges facing higher education are today, and all three groups listed student retention as the greatest challenge. Everyone on campus wants to help the students reach their desired outcomes, but without a coordinated campus-wide effort, student retention strategies can become disjointed […]
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As part of our teaching and learning guest blog series, we’ve invited Paula Barr, second grade blended learning teacher for Lawrence Public Schools in Lawrence, KS, to share her tips on how to create a collaborative learning environment within the classroom: Collaborative Room Setup The students’ learning environment contains six round tables, two large half-round […]
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Is retaining students the most critical issue facing your institution today? 58% of colleges and university leaders think so. Take a look at this new infographic below for a visual look our three-pronged approach to student retention. It’s based on data from our just-released eBook, The Secret to Student Success, which explores effective practices to […]
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