By: Nancy Edwards, State
College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
"JING" – a new
addition to the eLearning lexicon!
Definition: verb – to instantly create and make available an audio/video or
image screen capture. Usage: "
I jinged a demonstration of uploading a
syllabus and sent the link to you."
noun – A presentation created with Jing project. Usage "Could you
send me a jing of the problem you are having?"
By Randall Alberts, Georgia State University
Communicating with students can often be a challenge — especially
when you’re sending a critical message
that needs to go out NOW. So how do you communicate with the campus in a timely
manner? If you find yourself repeatedly faced with this question, then you
should sit in on our presentation at BbWorld 2010, Campus Crisis
Communications Plans in the Age of the Clery Act. This presentation will focus on a tale of two colleges and how
they each use the Blackboard Connect system to help inform their campuses.
The Blackboard Connect system allows Georgia State University and the State College of Florida to communicate to
students, staff and faculty via phone calls, text messages and e-mail.
Situations ranging from weather incidents, like a tornado or hurricane, or other
urgent events require time-sensitive messages. The key is being able to reach a
large number of people in a very short period of time.
By: Glenn Wiebe, The Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas (ESSDACK)
Schools across the country are experiencing a variety of issues related to budget cuts – staff reductions, downsized curriculum and less tech support. But expectations for learning continue to go up and teachers and administrators are looking for help.
From Jessie Woolley-Wilson, President, Blackboard K-12
On behalf of Blackboard, I would like to recognize a recent
accomplishment of one of our most strategic partners in education. Julie Young,
President and CEO of the Florida Virtual School
(FLVS) was just announced as one of Tech and
Learning Magazine’s top 30 Influencers in Educational Technology. This
significant accomplishment recognizes Julie’s extraordinary vision and
leadership in virtual learning as she joins other distinguished innovators such
as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and George Bush. Our warmest congratulations
to Julie for her noteworthy recognition.