Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Administrador de plaraformas de eLearning: MOODLE, Blackboard y Edu 2.0, link] ADVOCACY IN YOUR LIBRARY PROGRAM ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Tue 30 Aug 07:30PM New York / Tue 30 Aug 11:30PM GMT / Wed 31 Aug 09:30AM Sydney Lisa Perez.

Is This Video App Safe? Mozilla Privacy Report Offers a Look

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She is the vice president of advocacy and engagement at the Mozilla Foundation, which today released a new report examining the privacy and security policies of 15 commonly used video-conferencing apps.

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Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

Edsurge

These days we do a lot of workshops and special projects around freedom of information and privacy issues and advocacy work because that act was passed back in 1992. You had some experience in research and advocacy for privacy before you started there, while you were a student. I should say that all this is to do with their old learning management system at UBC, which was Blackboard Connect.

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WHAT’S NEW

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BLACKBOARD AND READSPEAKER ( www.blackboard.com ) & ( www.readspeaker.com ) Blackboard and ReadSpeaker are furthering their partnership to help instructors worldwide improve course content accessibility. As part of this collaboration, ReadSpeaker’s text-to-speech technology will also be integrated within Blackboard Ally as an offline audio alternative for course content. VITALSOURCE & BLACKBOARD ( get.vitalsource.com ) & ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard Inc.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. Among the new updates includes Blackboard Gradebook integration. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Thursday, September 15th, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.

What happens when college students discuss lab work in Spanish, philosophy in Chinese or opera in Italian?

The Hechinger Report

It is treated as this extra piece that is not a central part of education,” said Amanda Seewald, president-elect of the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies, a legislative advocacy group. At the end of class, Moreta foreshadowed the next week’s conversation, writing “ADN” on the blackboard – the Spanish abbreviation for DNA.

Live Thursday, February 2nd - Panel on Personal Learning Profiles

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am (next day) GMT ( international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.

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Cincinnati Offers Blended Bootcamps for AP Students

K-12 Schools - Education News

Aside from an introduction to the coursework, students will look into a day of college classes and practice both technological skills with Google Apps and Blackboard and life skills such as self-advocacy, collaboration, time management, and writing. In preparation for the expansion of its blended, partially online AP programs, Cincinnati Public Schools will be launching two week-long boot camps to prepare students tougher coursework.

Here’s What College Advisors Wish the Tools Built for Them Would Really Do

Edsurge

At Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWCT), advisors rely on several tools including Blackboard and Starfish, two tools that integrate with one another and enable advisors to see students’ past advising activity, grades, demographic data and more. A more streamlined way of updating technology without overhauling or replacing the new system is one thing Leslie Tod, director for academic advocacy at University of South Florida, hopes to see.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: Personalized learning argues that the entrepreneurial nature of the knowledge economy and the gaping need, diversity and unmanageable size of a typical public school classroom are ill-served by the usual arrangement of a teacher lecturing at a blackboard. For decades, nonprofit advocacy groups and corporate donors have targeted K-12 education for intervention.

Worldwide Library 2.011 Conference - Call for Presentations

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

All sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate (previously Elluminate/Wimba). You can either be familiar with Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate, and the event platform), or we will have training sessions to help you become familiar if this is something you would like to do. This is our official call for presentations for the Library 2.011 conference, November 2 - 3, 2011.

Why Getting Help for Kids with Dyslexia is Difficult

MindShift

Think of children sitting in front of a blackboard, sounding out words as a teacher points to the letters that represent each sound. Most of these laws have passed in the past few years partly due to parent advocacy groups pushing for change. Dayne Guest graduated from high school in 2016. He had been working construction but quit, knowing that wasn’t what he wanted do with his life. Today Guest’s options are limited because he struggles to read.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” “The Moodle / Blackboard Breakup: The Long and the Short of It” by e-Literate’s Michael Feldstein. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

Events Newsletter - Library Negotiations (Today) - Reinventing Education - OZeLive - Open Licensing - Google in Ed - ISTEunplugged

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Pat will share his 30-plus years of fieldwork, advocacy (he published Growing Without Schooling magazine from 1986 to 2001), and personal experience (he and his wife homeschooled their three daughters) to help you and your children learn in their own ways. Each session will be held in Blackboard Collaborate using the Learning Revolution Host Your Own Webinar program.

Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Never used Blackboard Collaborate before? For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools essential for success. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 29th Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Leo Tolstoy The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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E-Literate claimed this week that “ Canvas Surpasses Blackboard Learn in US Market Share” – with some additional analysis about “What’s Important about the Blackboard Market Share News.” Canvas has two more installations than Blackboard in the E-Literate calculations? Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Weekend Reading: Daylight Saving Time Ends, Just Like Everything Else But Especially Free Flickr Edition

ProfHacker

But I also drew a salary there, and without even knowing it, I was experiencing a conceptual friction that would later become central to the questions I want to explore in my advocacy. The article’s pretty interesting, but I think there’s a decent chance this is the funniest sentence I’ve ever read on educational technology: Today, such popular online platforms such as Blackboard or Moodle allow for much improved discourse.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - GlobalEd Waitlist - CoSN - Google Forms - Breaking Down Library Walls - Better Than College - OZeLive Kudos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join via Blackboard Collaborate here. Tuesday, March 4th at 12pm CST in Austin, TX Common Sense Media - Inspiring Advocacy through News and Digital Media , While technology provides exciting, innovative teaching opportunities, it also introduces tremendous challenges. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update February 25th Never let formal education get in the way of your learning. Mark Twain Welcome to the Learning Revolution.

The Business of Education Technology

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NovoEd co-founder Amin Saberi was replaced by Ed Miller, a former Blackboard exec. Blackboard replaced its CEO. ” The Gates Foundation is perhaps the best known organization for furthering political advocacy through its funding mechanisms. Throughout the year, Hill and Feldstein dutifully chronicled all the updates (or lack of updates ) to Blackboard, Pearson , Instructure , Schoology , D2L , and the like. (So

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Blackboard Study on How Instructors Use the LMS.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Extra money has allowed these wealthier districts to invest heavily in Chromebooks and iPads, state-of-the-art robotics programs, computerized blackboards, and high-end 3-D printers. Keith Krueger, chief executive officer of the Consortium for School Networking, a technology advocacy group, calls the digital divide in the US “the civil rights issue” of our time. Two students share a computer as they prepare for their geometry final at Northridge High School, in Greeley, Colo.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MP3 and MP4 versions will be available as well as the full Blackboard Collaborate recordings, although they take some days to process. The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas! We have an absolutely terrific lineup of keynote speakers.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” More business news from Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “ Moody’s Downgrades Blackboard Debt, Focuses On Learn Ultra Delivery.” “Over 20 advocacy groups complain to FTC that YouTube is violating children’s privacy law ,” Techcrunch reports. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The Wall Street Journal : “THL Hires Ex- Blackboard Exec to Hunt for Tech Deals.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ IBM picks Blackboard and Pearson to bring the technology behind the Watson computer to colleges and universities.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The American Civil Liberties Union this week declared its opposition to a federal database of student-level outcomes in a letter signed by a handful of education advocacy groups.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

It’s building this little web that turns the user into a mostly passive consumer of mostly western corporate content,” says Ellery Biddle, Global Voices’ advocacy director. ” Inc lists “5 Entrepreneurs That Are Shaking Up Education” and includes the CEO of Blackboard. (National) Education Politics. “Who Is Betsy DeVos ?” ” asks New York Magazine. “And how did she get to be head of our schools.”

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2011, Barber went to work for Pearson as its Chief Education Advisor, continuing his advocacy for competition, data collection, measurements, and standards-based reforms. People were relieved that there was a new alternative to Blackboard.