This article got me thinking…

Schools make an investment in their online learning technology, and want to increase its use to meet student demands. LMS adoption is a high priority for teachers and students alike; I have heard from many students that they wish their teachers used Blackboard more. On the other side of that coin, educators tell me that they want to use Blackboard more, but have concerns about fitting it into their already full schedules or how to use it well. Our goal is to help teachers be more efficient and effective — Blackboard has the tools to make that happen.

We have pulled together tips and resources to help our customers increase Blackboard use at their institutions in the article, Best Practice: Increase Adoption. The article suggests how institutions can support faculty by:

  • Building a framework of support around the technology
  • Increasing effectiveness of online courses
  • Making it worth their time

This article connects to resources such as Toolkits for rolling out online learning programs, help.blackboard.com articles for quick help on features, and links to Blackboard tools and products that directly address faculty concerns and campus needs.

Later today, I am moderating a panel at EDUCAUSE that will discuss this issue. Lessons from the Front Lines will be a great conversation about driving successful mobile and learning management technology adoption on campus. If you are attending EDUCAUSE 2013, join us!

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