Notes from Blackboard Learning Solutions Roadmap #slate14
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Notes from Blackboard Learning Solutions Roadmap #slate14

Notes from “Blackboard Learning Solutions Roadmap” presented by Brad Koch, VP Higher Ed Industry Management for Blackboard, at the 2014 SLATE Conference. Naturally, these are forward-looking statements that may change at any time. Brad starts by reminding us that they are taking a holistic, learner-centered approach including services, technology, and data. They are also simplifying … Continue reading

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Notes from Friday keynote on Reimagine Education: A world inspired to learn #slate14

Notes from the Friday Morning keynote “Reimagine Education: A world inspired to learn” by Valerie Schreiner, VP of Product Management at Blackboard. A great session from a very successful NIU alum! Issues facing Higher Ed Retaining Students (58% of administrators & faculty say “Retaining Students” is most critical issue facing higher ed) Rising Costs & … Continue reading

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Notes from edcast Knowledge Cloud #slate14

Notes from “edcast Knowledge Cloud – Building New Revenue & Engagement Models” presented at the 2014 SLATE Conference by Karl Mehta from edcast. Building for Personal Learning Designed for social (community has to be designed) Plan content mobile first, rather than adapting traditional content & strategies Build bite-size learning (snackable learning) rather than full meals, … Continue reading

Notes from Designing an Exemplary Online Course #slate14
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Notes from Designing an Exemplary Online Course #slate14

These are my notes from the session “Designing an Exemplary Online Course” presented by Jason Rhode at the 2014 SLATE Conference. You can view a recording of a similar presentation by Jason below. You can access his slides at jasonrhode.com/exemplarycourse What Constitutes Quality Online? Standards are important to allow everyone to start from the same … Continue reading

Notes from Thursday Keynote on Redesigning the University for the Whole Person #slate14
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Notes from Thursday Keynote on Redesigning the University for the Whole Person #slate14

Apologies, as I was listening and forgot to take notes at the beginning of the presentation. This is more of a summary than detailed notes. The keynote was presented at the 2014 SLATE Conference by Randy Bass of Georgetown University and was very interesting. Dr. Bass positions the challenges facing higher education (and education in … Continue reading

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Notes from “Trial & Error in Accelerated Online Programs” #slate14

These are my notes from “Trial & Error in Accelerated Online Programs” at the 2014 SLATE conference, presented by Amanda Ladig & Lisa Runda from the Indiana Institute of Technology. Indiana Tech has 65 degree programs, including face-to-face programs at 14 regional campuses and online programs. All undergraduate courses are 5 weeks, and it is … Continue reading

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Notes from “They Won’t Come to Workshops…” #slate14

Notes from “They Won’t Come to Workshops…” at the 2014 SLATE Conference, led by Rachel Bicicchi (Millikin University), Mike Sukowski (Chicago State University), and Linda Wareck (Oakland Community College). This was a great session with many ideas of alternative methods used at the presenters’ institutions that have been more helpful or better received than traditional … Continue reading