Bbworld 2010 – The difference one year has made

Observation 4 No, I am not on Blackboard’s payroll. Shame on you! But did you notice this? This photo is Jeff Longland, long time technical administrator of WebCT /  Blackboard over at Western Ontario University. Just a few weeks ago he took a new job with University of Vancouver (also a Blackboard client). This year as a client he was recognized as contributing to the Blackboard company by spearheading innovative way for clients to assist in prioritizing the bug fixes of products which they use. I was a part of the user group (BbSwat) where we first prioritized which fixes … Continue reading Bbworld 2010 – The difference one year has made

Bbworld 2010 – The difference one year has made

Observation 3 This photo was taken by Phil O’Hara of Dalhousie University and posted in Facebook. Phil is part of Dalhousie’s Integrated Learning Online effort. He shot this photo of Blackboard’s Ray Henderson during a KeyNote in which Ray is discussing the promises he made a year ago when he stepped in from VP of Angel to President of Blackboard’s Learn group. Ray constructed a report card style report and gave us some responses from clients like us as to how he has come along on his goals of the last year. He also did a blog post “My Freshman … Continue reading Bbworld 2010 – The difference one year has made

Bbworld 2010 – The difference one year has made

Observation 2 This is "Dr. Chuck," or Dr. Charles Severance, of the IMS Global Learning Consortium. He is the leading voice of the leading organization in interoperability for systems handling teaching, learning, and course data. He was at Blackboard’s Developer’s Conference this year (sniff…I was not), as well as Blackboard’s general user conference where I met him. The IMS Global Learning Consortium is THE standards organization, working out standards which, when adopted by the leading vendors, make interoperability a shoo in. A few years back Blackboard became an IMS Global Consortium key sponsor, and participant, and assigned one of their … Continue reading Bbworld 2010 – The difference one year has made