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Recently, I was fortunate enough to spend a couple days with 85 K-12 superintendents at an industry summit. As a marketer, spending time with key people with whom your company does business is invaluable. One of the topics I discussed with many of these district leaders was their thoughts and perceptions of their district and school websites. We…
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This blog was adapted from an article first published in E-Learn magazine. As a field and as a discipline, learning analytics is still very young – about six years old. Institutions and researchers are still working with a great deal of experimentation on the topic. Over the past few years, some institutions have invested in learning analytics…
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With hectic schedules and work/life demands, before we agree to another activity or program we often ask, “What’s in it for me?” It’s a question I often ask myself to help prioritize my time and efforts. The Blackboard Exemplary Course Program, designed for instructors, trainers, teachers, professors, lecturers and anyone else that creates or…
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Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. Syracuse Law Gains Approval for (Mostly) Online J.D. Inside Higher Ed Syracuse University College of Law has won approval from the American Bar Association’s…
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Since launching Blackboard Outcomes Assessment in 2011, we have learned a lot about what it takes to develop, implement, and sustain an effective assessment and accreditation program in higher education.  Institutions and vendors alike wish that technology alone was capable of solving the logistical nightmare that colleges and universities face…
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Course Archetype Supplemental (Content-heavy. Low interaction) Count %: 9,909 (53%) Complementary (One-way communication through content, announcements and gradebook) Count %: 4,588 (24%) Social (High peer-to-peer interaction through discussion board) Count %: 2,130 (11%) Evaluative (Heavy use of assessments) Count %: 1,832 (10%) Holistic…
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Many years ago, a good friend of mine (someone I consider a master teacher) pulled me aside. He was always on the lookout for ways to better engage his students.  He had tried using online discussion boards, but every time he used them, he felt like a failure.  He had heard that discussion boards were a valuable tool, but he just couldn’t seem to…
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School funding is an important issue with broad implications for both education and society at large. Whether it’s for art supplies and music lessons, cheerleading uniforms, and sports equipment, or math competitions and debate teams, school administrators, parents, and policymakers are always looking for alternative avenues for raising funds…
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When I transitioned from working in the private sector to higher education, I noticed something new and surprising: a skepticism around outsourcing marketing and enrollment work to vendors, and a hesitance to do so. I wasn’t alone in recognizing this trend among academic institutions. In a recent Inside Higher Ed blog post authored by Donna…
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Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. Checking on Vendors Inside Higher Ed In the competitive world of college admissions, first impressions are crucial. But if your institution outsources its…
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Last week, the Blackboard Analytics Symposium brought together nearly 450 Blackboard clients from all over the world, both in person and via the live stream, to share emerging and high impact practices involving the use of analytics to drive teaching, learning, student success, and institutional performance. A client-focused event, we also used…
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Since its launch, Facebook has transformed the way billions of people consume and share news online.  Now, it wants to reorganize the news feed with more content from friends and family by changing it’s news algorithm. The social network announced on January 11th there will be changes to their algorithm. A search algorithm is a step-by-step…
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Congratulations! You survived the spring rush. Hopefully our Five Easy Tips helped your team get ahead of the game and lighten some of your workload and traffic. Now the question is, how do you make the process an even better experience for students, faculty, and staff? Here’s a hint: today’s learners are living in a world that is proactively…
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