The pandemic is boosting student-directed learning

eSchool News

The final report, “ Sponsoring Student Ownership of Learning ,” examines how the pandemic is fueling a shift toward student-directed learning and how digital and mobile tools will likely remain a key part of the classroom even after students return to in-person instruction.

How I Learned to Stop Resenting Blackboard and Start Using BB Grader

ProfHacker

I’ve never been a fan of Blackboard, the monolithic learning management system that’s the standard at so many schools. Recently, however, my attitude changed (slightly) when a colleague introduced me to BB Grader, a free iPad app for Blackboard designed to make the grading process in Blackboard mobile-friendly. Once I started having students submit via Blackboard, those problem went away, but I was left with one downside: I was using Blackboard.

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Blackboard launches New Learning Experience platform

eSchool News

Blackboard has launched a new K-12 platform for districts and schools that brings together institutions, parents, teachers, and learners in an integrated approach that addresses fundamental requirements for student success including school safety and security, family and community engagement and personalized competency-based learning. Blackboard’s offering combines multiple products, integrations, and professional services that can be deployed individually or as a comprehensive solution.

Blackboard unveils totally redesigned learning platform

eSchool News

Blackboard is launching a new platform, called the New Learning Experience, which aims to bring together all of its various products and services under one roof, with the goal of making it seem more focused on students and learners, not administrators. Services like mobile apps, virtual collaboration tools, course management, analytics, learning portfolios, a marketplace to buy/sell things like textbooks, and ways to work with parents and teachers will be included all in the same system.

Blackboard Co-Founder Urges ‘Disarmament’ Between Edtech Companies and Academics

Edsurge

He has seen the situation from both sides, having spent years as a leader of Blackboard (he co-founded it 20 years ago), then heading back to school to get a PhD and become a professor, all before returning to business to become CEO of Parchment. EdSurge sat down with Pittinsky last month to talk about lessons from his time at Blackboard, as well as what has surprised him most about how learning management systems have evolved (or haven’t).

Survey: Parents prefer texting and mobile communication from schools

eSchool News

Now, a new report from Blackboard outlines the different roles district communications officials play in today’s schools. Determining the right mix of traditional and digital tools to best engage with parents and district stakeholders remains a primary challenge for district communications, according to a new report.

Students ask for more video with their learning

IT Bill

E-Learning / Distance Learning Educational Techology - EdTech Emerging Technologies Blackboard emerging technologies mobile Online Rich Media smartphone tablets video A few years back we invested in the streaming video service – Films on Demand. The service integrates with our campus portal and the Lakeland Library to permit faculty the means of integrating educational video into their course materials.

Best Practices with Mobile Tech: #adjunctchat Tuesday, July 15

Connecting 2 the World

Mobile Technology is here to stay. Many of us may try to resist integrating mobile technology into our classrooms. What are some ways in which mobile technology has changed the classroom? Students have access to information on their mobile devises which can broaden the curriculum. I often use my class time to send students out and observe while keeping in touch via mobile technology. However, more often than not, faculty know the downside of mobile technology.

Engage parents with a custom-branded district mobile app

District Administration

With Blackboard ParentLink, get and keep the attention of your interactive parents with 24/7, customized access to the information that matters most about their district, school, and student. Technology Infrastructure mobile Right on the devices they’re already using. Date of broadcast: Sunday, March 1, 2015 10:55 am EST. Login or Register to watch!

Week of August 22nd, 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). In this presentation, I will guide participants step by step on sign up and download Mendeley to their computer/mobile devices. Special thanks for this go to our sponsor, Blackboard Collaborate, for providing the service that allows us to do this!

Week of July 25, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly Elluminate)

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). Winners will receive a 1-year, 50-seat Blackboard Collaborate room to use to make a difference in the world.

How to make student-teacher communication work

eSchool News

Dr. Julie Evans, Chief Executive Officer of Project Tomorrow, explained how during an edWebinar sponsored by Blackboard. With remote learning still going strong, students now rely on virtual engagement with their teachers when they need questions answered and assignments clarified.

5 tech devices that should be part of all classrooms

Neo LMS

Mobile devices and WIFI. All tablets — because most people think of tablets as the mobile devices in classrooms and very few think of smartphones — can be used for homework, as well as classwork. My first school years meant a lot of white chalk on a really black blackboard. Besides the mess created by the chalk, in some classes, I very much wished to be able to save all the written information on the blackboard — exactly as it was — and refer to it later, whenever necessary.

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report. Over the last few years of the Speak Up survey, more students and administrators have signaled the importance of being able to access mobile devices in the classroom, whether through Bring Your Own Device policy consideration and implementation or through school-provided technology.

Speak Up 2020: A look at digital learning and transformation

eSchool News

The Speak Up data revealed an increase in students’ access to mobile devices, tablets, laptops, and Chromebooks.

The Future of eLearning - 10 Trends To Be Aware Of

ViewSonic Education

Dusty blackboards, smudged overhead projectors, and over saturated photocopies - Surely this sounds like many people’s education experience. Mobile Learning. Although not strictly a part of what comprises ‘traditional’ eLearning, the evolution of mobile learning, or mLearning, is certainly an appropriate trend to consider. Not too long ago, the concept of doing anything on your mobile device beyond simple phone calls and 8-bit games was a pipe dream.

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How the pandemic is driving a shift in student-directed learning

eSchool News

The final report, “ Sponsoring Student Ownership of Learning ,” examines how the pandemic is fueling a shift toward student-directed learning and how digital and mobile tools will likely remain a key part of the classroom even after students return to in-person instruction.

Resources You Need During Covid-19

Ask a Tech Teacher

Blackboard. CourseSites –like Blackboard, but free for some set-up. Many Districts are deploying mobile hotspots to help students with internet access.

Speak Up 2020 Congressional Briefing: Release of the National Research Findings

edWeb.net

The Speak Up data revealed an increase in students’ access to mobile devices, tablets, laptops, and Chromebooks. Christina Fleming is Vice President of K-12 Product Management and Marketing at Blackboard. By Eileen Belastock. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

5 tech devices that should be part of all classrooms

Neo LMS

Mobile devices and WIFI. All tablets — because most people think of tablets as the mobile devices in classrooms and very few think of smartphones — can be used for homework, ass well as classwork. My first school years meant a lot of white chalk on a really black blackboard. besides the mess created by the chalk, in some classes, I very much wished to be able to save all the written information on the blackboard — exactly as it was — and refer to it later, whenever necessary.

Meet the All New Flipgrid! #flipgridfever

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Flipgrid now integrates with multiple platforms including Google Classroom, Canva, Edmodo, Blackboard, Moodle, Sway, WordPress, Powerschool, Schoology, Brightspace, OneNote, and Teams. Now Flipgrid has a built-in QR reader in the mobile apps, so getting to the latest topic is just one scan away. technology #edtech collaboration flipgrid flipgridfever iPad mobile app new features student voiceThe all-new Flipgrid is here!

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

The blackboard or overhead projector for the teacher at the front of the room. Mobility. We’ve come a long way since the humble blackboard. Classroom Design Then and Now. Rows of seats. Instructor front and center. Student eyes trained on the teacher. This classroom model worked well for centuries. Efficient and easy to set up. Old-school classroom design supported the idea that teachers impart knowledge to students. The one-to-many transmission philosophy of teaching.

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4 Learning Management System Design Tips For Better eLearning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Plan for mobile from the very beginning. As of 2020 , there are more than 14 billion mobile devices in use worldwide, a number that’s expected to grow to nearly 17 billion by 2023. To optimize their experience, adopt a mobile-first design approach.

Study.com Makes the College Dream a Reality for Lots of Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

They can be uploaded to Google Classroom, Schoology, Blackboard, and a selection of other LMSs. Students join with a free Study.com account that can be accessed with mobile apps (with the exception of proctored exams). These can be pushed out as links to Google Classroom, Blackboard, Schoology, and other LMSs. The two-hour proctored final exam (required for college credit) must be completed on a computer rather than a mobile device or tablet.

Marketplace trend update: 4 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Unplag, an online plagiarism checker designed to spot similarities and teach students how to write originally, is now available for all educational institutions using Blackboard’s leading learning management system, Blackboard Learn. Students and parents will access the program by downloading an app or via a mobile-optimized website.

Online Learning During COVID-19

edWeb.net

However, transitioning to remote online learning was a significant hurdle for teachers and students who may have had familiarity with using these mobile devices for different types of digital content, but not necessarily from the standpoint of using them from an instructional component at home.

Teacher-Student Digital Communication Makes for Good Learning

edWeb.net

Digital tools are part of students’ virtual communications backpack with their teachers and schools and are becoming vital to academic achievement, which Project Tomorrow and Blackboard highlight in their joint report Strengthening the Bonds of Communications. By Michele Israel.

3 Tips For Keeping Class Content Current (Even If You Use Multiple Learning Management Systems)

Edsurge

This semester—at the same institution—I will be teaching 2 online graduate courses: a brand new one on Canvas, and an existing one on Blackboard. I, too, teach between Canvas and Blackboard. The Embed Responsively website can make this process easier for sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Google Maps or Getty Images, though I find that I can fine-tune most content to display just the way I want it within Blackboard or Canvas without needing to use the help from Embed Responsively.

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These schools are leveraging E-Rate for a complete digital transformation

eSchool News

Textbooks and blackboards have become a thing of the past in K-12 schools as educators collaborate with IT teams to shape a full digital core curriculum as part of their educational strategy for 2017 and beyond. In a 2016 survey conducted by the Consortium for School Networking (COSN), 90 percent of IT administrators at K-12 schools expect that curricula will be at least 50 percent digital over the next three years.

Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization

EdTech Magazine

Even amid the proliferation of mobile technology in K–12 schools through BYOD programs and one-to-one computing, desktop computers remain a popular choice. In modern classrooms , static seating arrangements are going the way of blackboards and chalk as a growing appreciation for flexible learning environments drives changes to furniture and classroom design. . Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 08/19/2019 - 09:40.

Video Podcast: Studyo, Cloud Based Schedule Management for Teachers and Students

TeacherCast

At Studyo we’ve built a modern mobile school planner based on our great experience in educa)on. Studyo connects to exis)ng administra)on tools such as Powerschool, Blackboard or others, to create a perfect experience for teachers and students at the beginning of the year. We have validated this over a year with 9 private schools, in Montreal and Quebec City, because they are the first to adopt mobile programs for students, seeing the benefits and living the challenges.

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Old, Slow Laptops Are Sabotaging College Student Success

Edsurge

To be able to get a smooth picture and the ability to interact via any of the more common softwares—Blackboard, Zoom, Teams—you need to have a device that is able to lift and deliver those experiences,” says Paige Francis, CIO and vice president for IT at the University of Tulsa.

Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

Some people even lobby for a right to technology for every student, in the hope of making the presence of laptops and tablets in classrooms as spread as that of blackboards and notebooks. E-learning is mobile. Kids live in the same world as we do, and they keep up pretty well in terms of mobile devices ownership. A recent Pearson Student Mobile Device Survey clearly states that the number of students who regularly use a tablet has grown compared to the previous year.

Picking Your Future ‘Classroom’ Will Shape How Students Learn

Edsurge

And because the Zoom platform uses a generous slice of computer memory, mobile devices or locations with patchy bandwidth struggle. What’s the most influential technology in education right now? Or, more to the point, what’s been the bedrock of education since, say, March 2020?

A Conversation with Bryan Alexander on Technology and the Liberal Arts

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''ll discuss his focus on "emerging trends in the integration of inquiry, pedagogy, and technology and their potential application to liberal arts contexts," as well as his work on digital storytelling, learning in immersive environments, mobile devices, social reading, and the "rise of digital humanities." Date : Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8 pm Eastern ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).