What is the allure? Why have we all been drawn in?
Pre-fab, easy, shovel-ready
Standardization.But no PDA.
Open Source = “Free” Fixer-Uppers
No matter which one you choose, there’s a heavy infrastructure investment that goes with it.
Alec Couros (as seen in Dave Cormier’s presentation)
The simplicity of web 2.0 tools draw is in . . .
Why do we keep using the CMS?
I’m not dead yet . . .
Large lectures, throughput.
Other competing demands on time . . .
Employer expectations – Degrees, GPAs, etc.
Dan Gillmor, author of We the Media (See Shirky, p. 7)
Students no longer passive consumers.
Digital literacy = using & engaging around content, not just drinking it all in (which is impossible)60 Billion e-mails a Day75 Million Blogs80 Million YouTube Videos – 412 years to watch! (But 13 new hours / minute)6.4 Billion Google Searches / Month13 Million Wikipedia Articles (280k+ Contributors)
the case for & against the CMS<br />APIs<br />SIS<br />EXTERNAL<br />APPLICATIONS<br />CMS<br />CONTENT<br />CUSTOM<br />INTEGRATION<br />ASSESSMENT<br />GRADEBOOK<br />COMMUNICATION<br />REDUNDANT & NON-INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS<br />COLLABORATION<br />
Blackboard is trying to keep up.<br />Michael L. Chasen, the company's chief executive, has told The Chronicle that the latest version of the software integrates some Web 2.0 tools and still offers plenty of features that blogging packages can't match, like online gradebooks.<br />
"The clue train stopped there four times a day for ten years and they never took delivery." <br />— Veteran of a firm now free-falling <br />out of the Fortune 500<br />http://cluetrain.com<br />