Bb World Theater Open DatabasePresentation Transcript
The Open Database Initiative: A new tool of discovery Jonathon Lunardi Community Engagement Product Marketing Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: http://twitter.com/llunardi
What’s Next in the Blackboard Theater? Session Title: The Open Database Initiative: A new tool of discovery Learning Outcomes: Open source model and influence What is Blackboard OpenDB How educational institutions can benefit from Open Database documentation
Example Use Cases Reporting on: Tool usage (how many freshman use the blog tool) Access usage (how many faculty access Bb every day, how often) Role segmentation (review statistics of freshmen vs. seniors, identify any patterns that tie to retention) Data bottlenecks: Optimize web servers, load balancers, and system connections to increase performance and save money Troubleshooting: Identify problem areas before calling support
Other W’s When will it be available? The documentation is available for view right now Where can a client get the documentation? A client can ask their support or account manager or find the documentation on Behind the Blackboard under Knowledge Release 9.1 Open Database Schema Why did Blackboard do this? Enable clients to develop creative and innovative ways to use the data in their Blackboard database and modify their teaching and training techniques to increase educational effectiveness.
A phased approach Phase 1: Documentation Phase 2: Built in Reports Phase 3: unknown, you help us decide!
Commitment to Openness
Related Resources Behind the Blackboard documentation OpenDB listserv Project Astro slides: http://www.slideshare.net/ekunnen/bb-world09-project-astro-presentation-with-screenshots-1726069 Edugarage.com
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