The following post is from Lisa Bennett, Senior Director of Public Relations & Marketing at Kaltura.
As a Premier Partner
of Blackboard, we are delighted to be part of BbWorld
again this year. No doubt that this is the year’s biggest event for “all things Blackboard” and our EDU
team will be there in full force. We have all sorts of activities planned, so make sure to stop by our Booth #129
and catch a demo of the new version of our Video Building Block for Blackboard. The Video Building Block will be coming out in a few weeks, in time for the conference. You can also check out a live demo of our ‘Campus YouTube’ application
– Kaltura MediaSpace, which provides universities and educational institutions with their own private video portal, and more.
In addition to stopping by booth 129 to meet the team, you are invited to participate in our session about how video is becoming a key to learning and engaging students across campus. Below is the description of our session and what we will discuss. We hope to see you there!
In the meantime – you can learn more about the Kaltura Video Building Block for Blackboard
, start a free trial
, or download our recent case study with Indiana University/Purdue University – Fort Wayne
Thousands of faculty, instructional designers and system administrators demonstrate their Blackboard Learn expertise every day, but only one can be named the winner of BbWorld 2012 Jeopardy (Blackboard Learn edition).
That’s right! This year, we’re hosting a live version of Jeopardy at BbWorld (think lots of Blackboard Learn questions and answers sans Alex Trebek…although we may have a pretty decent look-a-like) on Tuesday, July 10th from 6:30 – 6:40PM,
and we’re looking for 3 contestants
to compete in it and show off their Blackboard Learn expertise. The first place winner of Jeopardy will walk away with a brand new spankin’ iPad!
Here’s How You Become a BbWorld 2012 Jeopardy Contestant
- The first step is easy! Simply submit this form and enter to become a BbWorld 2012 Jeopardy contestant.
- Next, decide whether you want to record and upload a video to YouTube and tell us in 1 minute or less “Why You’re a Blackboard Learn Expert” OR upload an image that visually depicts “Why You’re a Blackboard Learn Expert” to your Facebook page.
- Then you’ll want to tweet about the contest and why you believe you’re a Blackboard Learn expert to @Blackboard using the BbWorld 2012 hash tag- #BbW12. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your entry was received.
School’s out for summer – which means more time to catch up on that foot-tall stack of books on your nightstand! Or better yet, that long list of downloads on your favorite reading device! Just in case you’ve been too busy to begin a summer reading list of your own, we’ve gone ahead and gotten you started with a few book & blog suggestions to kick your summer off right.
Social Media for Educators – Tanya Joosten
Understandably, the majority of the conversation on the functionality and utility of social media in education has been online. If you haven’t read what author Tanya Joosten
has to say about online learning – definitely check out her blog
and you’ll instantly recognize why this book is a must-read examination of the best strategies for integrating social media and technology into your lesson plans. This detailed, thorough, yet totally approachable book will get you excited to strategize for next fall.
The Muses Go To School – Herbert Kohl and Tom Oppenheim
Encouraging creative approaches to conveying information is a huge part of tailoring your classroom to active learners, but without that inspirational artistic spark many students will remain unengaged. In The Muses Go To School
, Herbert Kohl
and Tom Oppenheim
have curated an elegant mixture of interviews with artists and commentary by educational scholars that examines the merits of placing a dynamic arts based philosophy at the center of your curriculum. This energetic read is sure to get you thinking about innovative ways to incorporate the arts into a social learning atmosphere in your classroom.
Are you dreaming about going to the EdTech event of the year? Well, with the help of your peers, you can bring back the BbWorld 2012 Early Bird Rate! If 100 people fill out the interest form by Thursday, June 21st
, participants will see BbWorld prices drop for the last time. Indicate your interest below and once we reach 100, you will receive a promo code via email. Rally up, make sure to send this to your colleagues, and go to BbWorld for 20% off the regular rate!
Price is not eligible for current registrants.
Participating does not require you to register for the event.