Thursday, 18 July 2013

Blackboard MOOC Gains 15 More Colleges - Education - Online Learning

Blackboard MOOC Gains 15 More Colleges - Education - Online Learning:

Find out what happened in Vegas. See highlights from BbWorld.

  • Blackboard Inc. says 15 colleges and universities have signed up to runMOOCs using its software this summer and fall.
  • The company is making  MOOC services free to partners, with one Blackboard official saying: "If they couldn't profit, then we shouldn't profit either."
  • An upcoming version of Blackboard Learn, its flagship system, will include social learning capabilities with course management.
Schools that are currently licensing Blackboard’s learning management system, Blackboard Learn, will have access to the MOOC platform at no additional cost. Now Blackboard partners can use CourseSites to run free unlimited MOOCs as well. CourseSites is hosted on Blackboard Learn 9.1. Non-partnering schools and instructors can use CourseSites to create and manage MOOCs. However, individual instructors cannot offer more than five MOOCs to students at once.
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