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  • 1. BlackBoard 2.0 Laurence Fairbairn, Frank Hart, Aidan D'Souza, Jenny Nguyen, and Felix Huang
  • 2. •A service is an intangible commodity. •Services surround us in more ways than one. •Services can have direct impact on us at a personal, local and global level. •Computer services have had a huge impact on the modern world. Introduction
  • 3. Personal • Able to manage own business, through a computer at home • Easily able to access information through IT services Local • Processes run behind a computer screen at a local hotel • IT services can easily correlate to business settings Global • Cloud computing services are able to be accessed through any internet source globally Personal, Local and Global level services
  • 4. 1. Cloud Computing 1. Web Content Management 1. Social Networking 1. Predictive Analytics. The Four Services
  • 5. Cloud Computing •PaaS/SaaS •Dropbox •Mostly available to the public •Accessed through a software run in the web Advantage: •Can allow data to be stored and accessed from anywhere given there is internet connection *(Paul, 2013). Cloud Computing & Web Content Management Web Content Management •SaaS •Blackboard •Usually available only to administrators •Automated and configured by an administrator Advantage: •Allows websites to be organized efficiently and with lessened human error *Paul, F. (2013, May 8). Cloud Jargon Unwound: Distinguishing Saas, IaaS and PaaS [Infographic]. Retrieved May 18, 2013, from Readwrite.com: http://readwrite.com/2013/05/08/explained-saas-iaas-paas-infographic
  • 6. Social Networking •PaaS •Facebook •Accessible by most public users •Accessed through an platform run in the web Advantage: •Helps integrate applications with a program most often used by consumers Social Networking & Predictive Analytics Predictive Analytics •SaaS •IBM •Programmable and accessed by administrators •Generated by programmed software analyzing data. Advantage: Educated decisions can be made based on data which is critically analyzed by programs *(Predictive Analytics World, 2013). *Predictive Analytics World. (2013). Predictive Analytics Guide. Retrieved May 17, 2013, from predictiveanalyticsworld.com: http://www.predictiveanalyticsworld.com/predictive_analytics.php
  • 7. The Problem • Unreliable • Not user-friendly • Undelivered expectations The Solution • Offer a cleaner and portable service • Streamline information • Reduce complexity What is the problem and solution?
  • 8. • Web Content Management • Cloud Storage • Social Networking Predictive Analytics How does the system work?
  • 9. Business Process Model How does data flow in the system?
  • 10. Blackboard 2.0 - Main screen
  • 11. Blackboard 2.0 - Unit cloud http://theconversation.com/research-online-why-universities-need-to-be Professor Justin O'Brien (2012)
  • 12. Blackboard 2.0 - Real time lecture
  • 13. Blackboard 2.0 - Resource Finder
  • 14. Blackboard 2.0 - Virtual tutorial
  • 15. • Course material anytime, anywhere, anyone • Simplify course building • Information streamlined to the student • Simplified data entry with predictive analytics Advantages and Strengths
  • 16. • Major challenge: integration into current systems • Only replaces one of many services used by staff and students • Currently unable to integrate with some student gateways due to privacy issues Possible Improvements
  • 17. • Institution facilitators • Tertiary educators • Tertiary students Stakeholders
  • 18. • Learn current systems • Develop integration processes • Pitch to educational institution movers and shakers • Pitch to state and federal governments Marketing Strategy
  • 19. Blackboard 2.0