The University of Manitoba uses a wiki as an online textbook for their Emerging Technolgies for Learning certification program. I like how they are practicing what they preach about the use of open source technology.
Here’s a reminder to think twice before posting something on a social networking site. It doesn’t appear as if the people mentioned in this article were thinking at all.
You have to be kidding me. Congress wants proof that online students are who they say they are. Has any of them ever taken an online course from an accredited institution? It would cost a lot of money to hire someone to take one of our online courses. There is so much student-student and student-instructor interaction that it would be very difficult and costly to have someone else do all of your work. We have successfully used proctors for online exams for ten years. How does congress plan to address this issue with the growing number of online K-12 students?
New Mexico chose Blackboard for its K-20+ elearning solution. All public institutions of learning will use Blackboard. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. There are advantages and disadvantages to standardizing on a single learning management system. Training should be simplified. However, I find most LMS software to be intuitive. Will K-12 teachers be required to post content on Blackboard? New Mexico probably received a pretty good price break. Could they save more money by using their budget to customize an open source LMS like Moodle? There’s a lot of talk now about next generation LMS. What if Blackboard’s Project NG flops? Stay tuned.