About
0 Began in 1997 as education technology company

0 By 2001, serving over 1200 clients
0 International offerings, 200...
Markets
0 Higher education
0 K-12
0 Private industry
0 Government & Military
0 Associations
Platforms
0 Learn – comprehensive learning tools

0 Collaborate – learn collaboratively
0 Connect – alerts and notificatio...
Points to Consider
0 Conferencing
0 Content sharing
0 Hosting
0 Operating system compatibility
0 Windows vs Mac OS vs Mobi...
Conferencing
0 Teleconferencing as a best practice in distance

education
0 Supportive tool for online and hybrid learning...
Hosting
0 Decision to host locally or remotely
0 Blackboard allows for either
0 Hosting locally allows for reusability & r...
Operating System
0 Functions in
0 Windows
0 Mac OS
0 Provides mobile computing solutions
Equivalency
0 As we incorporate distance education into our

offerings, we need to ensure equivalency between
online and t...
References
0 http://www.blackboard.com/
0 Simonson, M., Smaldino, S., Albright, M., & Zvacek, S.

(2012). Teaching and Lea...
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Why blackboard

  1. 1. About 0 Began in 1997 as education technology company 0 By 2001, serving over 1200 clients 0 International offerings, 2005 0 Merges with WebCT in 2006 0 Creation of Blackboard Mobile, 2009 0 Blackboard Mobile Apps downloaded almost 3 million times by 2011
  2. 2. Markets 0 Higher education 0 K-12 0 Private industry 0 Government & Military 0 Associations
  3. 3. Platforms 0 Learn – comprehensive learning tools 0 Collaborate – learn collaboratively 0 Connect – alerts and notifications 0 Transact – campus commerce 0 Analytics – data analysis & reporting 0 Mobile – education anywhere 0 Engage – K-12 learning tools
  4. 4. Points to Consider 0 Conferencing 0 Content sharing 0 Hosting 0 Operating system compatibility 0 Windows vs Mac OS vs Mobile computing
  5. 5. Conferencing 0 Teleconferencing as a best practice in distance education 0 Supportive tool for online and hybrid learning 0 Function supported by Blackboard 0 Potential obstacle – accessibility to computer and/or internet by all users
  6. 6. Hosting 0 Decision to host locally or remotely 0 Blackboard allows for either 0 Hosting locally allows for reusability & repository functions 0 More ideal for content sharing
  7. 7. Operating System 0 Functions in 0 Windows 0 Mac OS 0 Provides mobile computing solutions
  8. 8. Equivalency 0 As we incorporate distance education into our offerings, we need to ensure equivalency between online and traditional learning environments 0 We are not replicating identical environments 0 Blackboard effectively supports traditional, online, and hybrid learning
  9. 9. References 0 http://www.blackboard.com/ 0 Simonson, M., Smaldino, S., Albright, M., & Zvacek, S. (2012). Teaching and Learning at a Distance, Foundations of Distance Education (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Prentice Hall.

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