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What does the future of online learning look like?

Aloha käkou,
With the recent DOE report to the Senate saying that they (DOE) "underestimated the demand for on-line learning and they now have a goal that by 2011-2012, each student has to take at least one class on-line," I've been thinking that this could finally be the break-through that we need in Hawai`i in regards to considering distance learning as not only a viable, but also a valuable, alternative to f2f classes and even brick & mortar schools. I found this article in the Threshold magazine that's a quarterly journal dedicated to education and technology. It's done in collaboration with NACOL and seems like a very good resource. I liked the article because it's done in a forum with leaders in the online learning field giving their opinion on "What does the future of onlinel earning look like?" So, before you read the short (sorry, yes it is only text) article, think about what your answer to this question would be? Will the future be a h…

Blackboard Release 9 Webinar

I attended the BB Release 9 Webinar to see the movements to NG taking shape. Their touting the Web 2.0 interface and some of the upgrades look very appealing. The new release integrates journals and blogs, improved dashboard and gradebook capabilities, with easier dropdown navigation.

I think the product overview on their site provides a good look into what's to come vs. attending the Webinar but I'm excited to see what other Webinars they will provide in the future.

http://blackboard.com/release9/