If you find that conversational organization of your email makes your inbox a little easier to deal with, then you likely switched from your previous email client to something like Gmail. If you find that sitting high above the traffic gives you a sense of security and comfort on the road, then you are likely still driving that SUV, even with gas prices rising. If your day begins just a bit more pleasant at the local coffee shop than the more convenient one on your morning route, you are probably still walking that extra block to go there before work, even on a busy day.
Several weeks ago, John Fontaine and I had the opportunity to participate in JISC’s Developer Happiness Days
. This event is a testament to the level of innovation that is taking place in both higher and further education in the UK. Hundreds of developers from institutions around the UK convened in London to learn from each other, prototype code, and pool resources to support projects of interest. Blackboard was a sponsor
of the event and contributed some cool demos of our own – including a course
imported into CourseSites
from Open University
UK using Blackboard’s new support for the IMS Common Cartridge format. (You may have learned about the importance of Common Cartridge in an earlier post
written by Julie Kelleher.)
Today marks the start of the NCAA Tournament, easily one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year. Following Selection Sunday
, the Blackboard team took a close look at the 68 selected teams and are proud to report that 66 of the 68 schools are Blackboard users.
One of the many reasons why I enjoy working for Blackboard is because of its mission. Who doesn’t want to be part of a company that seeks to better the education experience? The work is fulfilling and challenging. But over a year ago I found myself asking the existential question: is my work making a difference?
Originally posted on The Mobile Garage by David Small, Mobile Evangelist
Last week, Kayvon Beykpour, Olivia Spain, and I traveled to the UK to meet with university administrators as they begin to think about their mobile strategies. We had three spanning much of the country – we started in Wales at Cardiff University, then headed northeast to the Aston Business School in Birmingham and finally southeast to foggy London-town for our last session at BPP University College.