Roughly a month after tornadoes swept across the Southeast
, cities and towns continue to lead recovery and relief efforts. Across the region, communities are hosting fundraisers and donation drives to help those who were significantly affected by the tornadoes. Some towns experienced serious damage and communication lines were limited after the storms, so officials turned to Blackboard Connect to deliver important instructions to residents and provide information about local recovery and relief programs.
Guest Post by Misty Cobb, Director of Distance Education, Jacksonville State University
Once upon a time…well maybe not. Last year at this time, Jacksonville State University was considering other learning management systems for their institution. But over the past year, Blackboard and JSU have taken significant strides towards building a relationship that is a true mutual partnership. What does your relationship with Blackboard look like? Have you evaluated other learning management systems hoping that the grass was greener somewhere? If so, this panel presentation may bring you hope.
Guest Post by Alison Marcoff, Assistant Director, eLearning Support & Training, Florida Atlantic University
Are you totally unfazed by the idea of upgrading from Blackboard Learn™ Release 8 to Release 9.1? Do you think that your faculty will adjust easily and thank you for making their lives easier? Do you think your life will be stress-free once you make the switch? If so, then maybe you should just skip this presentation…. No, wait—maybe this presentation is actually perfect for you. You need a wake-up call!
In these times of stretched budgets and tighter resources, here at Blackboard Connect we have watched as mass communication has transformed into a useful, effective tool being used every day to overcome a variety of challenges facing district, campus and local leaders. No longer solely reserved for critical situations, many of our clients, most notably K-12 schools and districts, are using regular, routine communication to enhance the quality of education by implementing cost-effective procedures to help collect outstanding fees or balances.
Originally posted by Lisa Regelman on The Mobile Garage
We really enjoyed reading the blog post by Tim Flood, Senior Technology Consultant and Program Manager, Stanford Mobile Program, just published as part of EDUCAUSE’s 5-Day Mobile Computing Sprint.
In his article, “Who is driving the influx of new technologies?
,” Tim provides expert advice to university technologists when it comes to deploying (and embracing) vendor technologies to transform business processes. A brief excerpt: