In Blackboard’s data science research practice, we’ve been investigating how faculty and students use Blackboard Learn, and looking into the relationship between that use and student achievement. We’ve posted prior results a few times (here and here) in which we found a large variation in this relationship between courses, and uncovered interesting differences based on […]
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Earlier today we announced the acquisition of the U.K.-based company Fronteer, and its associated technology, Ally. Later this week we will be opening up opportunities for you to help drive further innovation around course content accessibility within the Ally product. As someone who has been focused on improving access to education for people of all abilities […]
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Think fall is too early to ensure your emergency communications plan is ready for snowstorms to hit? Think again. Check out the top 5 most destructive fall snowstorms over the past 10 years. Don’t let snowstorms catch you off guard. Use this top 10 best practices checklist to make sure your school communications plan for […]
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Let’s take a moment and look back to our college days. Remember the courses that really stood out, those we excelled in. I remember one from my undergrad, even now, 30 years later. Think about how those courses were delivered. Were there various approaches for understanding the content? What components or methodologies of learning made […]
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Blackboard Planner launched on October 1st. The first launch focuses on personalized exploration, job and skill market demand, student sentiment, advisor communication, and advisor enablement. New planning and scheduling features are slated to roll out on a continual basis. In the weeks leading up to the official launch of Blackboard Planner, I took some time […]
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Recently, our team attended the NACAC annual conference— a great event for admissions leaders and their industry partners. We were fortunate enough to attend a thought-provoking session led by Jeff Selingo, long-time higher ed researcher and reporter, who recently surveyed dozens of executives for his new book, There is Life After College. Much of what […]
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Learning analytics can be like shining a flashlight into a deep cave. In an instant, access to data about teaching and learning practices illuminates facts about actual behavior that would otherwise be left to speculation and anecdote. But just as we need multiple light sources to shed light into the many caverns that connect to […]
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There is no doubt that the growth of online education in higher education has benefited both students and institutions. Students now have more opportunities than ever to learn beyond the walls of their classroom, and institutions are able to expand their reach. One of the most critical components of any institution’s online program is its […]
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We are very excited about the innovative ways K-12 communications leaders are embracing and adopting digital and proactive communications strategies to effectively reach their families. We believe in providing a way for students to learn in a safe, connected, and technologically savvy environment. More specifically we’ve discovered that engaging and informing the entire K-12 community […]
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I’ve watched many aspects of Accessibility shift and unfold over the last 16 years, but recently, the changes are being taken to a new level. Here are the 5 key trends I’ve seen emerge and what I think these changes mean for those of us who work in education. #1. Greater awareness around the civil […]
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