Monday Jun 06, 2011

Blackboard World

I registered for BB World today. It should be a really good event this year with it being held in Las Vegas, the new momentum with SAIP and Blackboard corporate relationship and hearing the keynote from Sir Ken.


Sir Ken Robinson


Friday May 20, 2011

Next Up, Ed Tech 2011


After a week in Long Beach with the good folks at the IMS Learning Impact despite the rain. Highlights included Gerry's update on Merlot and the Affordable Learning Solutions program they have put in place for OER resources to save student's money. Other cool stuff on Common Cartride at the GLRC and the semantic web, Gates Foundation on digital learners and the Florida Virtual School. Of course the best part was seeing Linda's killer demo of SAIP with Blackboard and Marc's talk on the print-to-digital revolution in libraries and the power of Oracle UCM to get help get there. Next up Monday morning and the SIIA Ed Tech Forum fortunately taking place a BART ride away.




Monday May 09, 2011

Quest to Learn

The transformative new School for Digital Kids in New York City called Quest to Learn has recently completed their first quarter of assessments piloting Oracle Student Learning as a platform for 21st century learning with promising results. Last week I signed up Amy from our curriculum design partner Flattoads for OBIEE training so the teachers can start delivering their reports for parents and administrators. In a surprising development, it's rumored the new Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emmanuel and former Chief of Staff to President Obama accelerated the new ChicagoQuest site to open a year earlier than expected to position Chicago as a leader in digital educatio.n To get an idea of why game design, systems thinking and collaborative learning using digital media are the now and future of learning, check out this PBS Special on New Learner's of the 21st Century


Watch the full episode. See more Digital Media - New Learners Of The 21st Century.

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