Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. Billionaire Bill Gates announces a $1.7 billion investment in U.S. schools Washington Post Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced Thursday that his foundation will invest […]
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As part of our ongoing 20th anniversary celebration, over the next several weeks we’ll be featuring interviews here on our blog with both our clients who are doing amazing things around the globe, and some of our talented #IamBlackboard team members who are passionate about education and embody our Blackboard values. Today we are happy […]
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With the change of administration, the prospect of legislative change and shifting funding on the horizon has prompted school districts to intensify efforts to reduce costs without negatively impacting education outcomes for students. With budgetary pressures and uncertainty looming, schools must find ways to do more with less. With Blackboard Classroom, you can do more […]
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This is a guest post by Rick J. Kaufman, APR, Executive Director of Community Relations and Emergency Management for Bloomington (MN) Public Schools. Providing a safe and secure environment for students to learn and staff to work is critical to the success of any school. Creating that environment while balancing the equally important welcoming atmosphere […]
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Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. Which public colleges have the top graduation rates for students in financial need? Washington Post …Among 100 major public universities across the country — […]
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This post was originally published on the WCET Frontiers blog. Problem: How can institutions tackle the accessibility of their online courses and course materials? Accessibility is a hot topic in education today for good reason. Thanks to advances in educational technology, we are seeing an increased demand for more options and more flexibility when it […]
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With social media having been around for nearly a decade, many of us have opened the door to welcome social media just as we do with trick-or-treaters on Halloween, yet others have avoided it like a deadly plague. Your time of being a social media zombie has passed and believe it or not, you no […]
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10 Tips to take the scary out of social media No tricks, just 10 simple tips to make social media less scary for your district and schools. Xenophobia (Fear of the unknown) How do I get started? Start small and do the research to find out what channels your parents prefer. How will I learn […]
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As part of our ongoing approach to delivering new capabilities and refining existing experiences, our team at Blackboard is debuting a considerable update to the Blackboard mobile app. The updates reflect both the ongoing requests of our users and continued iteration we believe is at the heart of great product development. These updates correspond to […]
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Districts can maximize curriculum investments by transitioning from print resources to digital content and Open Educational Resources (OER). Open educational resources are resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use by K-12 educators. According to EdNET, at least two-thirds of K-12 school […]
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