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The Open Database Initiative:  A new tool of discovery<br />Jonathon Lunardi<br />Community Engagement Product Marketing<b...
What’s Next in the Blackboard Theater?<br />Session Title:<br />The Open Database Initiative:  A new tool of discovery<br ...
Openness Opportunities<br />
OpenDB is Here<br />
Example Use Cases<br />Reporting on:<br />Tool usage (how many freshman use the blog tool)<br />Access usage (how many fac...
Other W’s<br />When will it be available?<br />The documentation is available for view right now<br />Where can a client g...
A phased approach<br />Phase 1:  Documentation<br />Phase 2:  Built in Reports<br />Phase 3:  unknown, you help us decide!...
Commitment to Openness<br />
Related Resources<br />Behind the Blackboard documentation<br />OpenDB listserv<br />Project Astro slides:  http://www.sli...
Please provide feedback for this session by emailingBbWorldFeedback@blackboard.com. <br />The subject of the email should ...
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Bb World Theater Open Database

  1. 1. The Open Database Initiative: A new tool of discovery<br />Jonathon Lunardi<br />Community Engagement Product Marketing<br />Email: jonathon.lunardi@blackboard.com<br />Twitter: http://twitter.com/llunardi <br />
  2. 2. What’s Next in the Blackboard Theater?<br />Session Title:<br />The Open Database Initiative: A new tool of discovery<br />Learning Outcomes:<br />Open source model and influence<br />What is Blackboard OpenDB<br />How educational institutions can benefit from Open Database documentation<br />
  3. 3. Openness Opportunities<br />
  4. 4. OpenDB is Here<br />
  5. 5. Example Use Cases<br />Reporting on:<br />Tool usage (how many freshman use the blog tool)<br />Access usage (how many faculty access Bb every day, how often)<br />Role segmentation (review statistics of freshmen vs. seniors, identify any patterns that tie to retention)<br />Data bottlenecks:<br />Optimize web servers, load balancers, and system connections to increase performance and save money<br />Troubleshooting:<br />Identify problem areas before calling support<br />
  6. 6. Other W’s<br />When will it be available?<br />The documentation is available for view right now<br />Where can a client get the documentation?<br />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<br />Why did Blackboard do this?<br />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.<br />
  7. 7. A phased approach<br />Phase 1: Documentation<br />Phase 2: Built in Reports<br />Phase 3: unknown, you help us decide!<br />
  8. 8. Commitment to Openness<br />
  9. 9. Related Resources<br />Behind the Blackboard documentation<br />OpenDB listserv<br />Project Astro slides: http://www.slideshare.net/ekunnen/bb-world09-project-astro-presentation-with-screenshots-1726069<br />Edugarage.com<br />
  10. 10. Please provide feedback for this session by emailingBbWorldFeedback@blackboard.com. <br />The subject of the email should be title of this session:<br />The Open Database Initiative – A new tool of discovery<br />

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