– Innovating Together – Todd Gibby – SR VP Operations for Blackboard
-Signs of change:
1. Breadth and depth penetration
2. Communities of Practice
1. Breadth And Depth – BB in 59 Countries -Basic/Enterprise license penetration for K-12 = 269 in 2002 , 346 in 2003 and 391 in 2004 -40% of classes CMS used in classes
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure where this number comes from but this just does not seem right in a K-12 environment, maybe a teacher who uses it just once in a school year is included in this data? Todd Gibby had this nice slide with all the logos for the different school boards, universities, and colleges that were using BB. OF COURSE, he did not have the right logo for our school board on his presentation – we are the Toronto Catholic School Board, not The Toronto District School Board get it right BB, know your customers.
– 39 user groups in 2004 up from 16 in 2002
– Todd also recommended subscribing to the Brooklyn College Newsletter http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu
(I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t find this resource)
Transforming the institution, looking at the path to a networked learning environment.Improved Instruction:
States he has qualitative data that online instruction improved instruction, but not quantitative.
More Blackboard pitch here Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
Talks about Ã¢â‚¬Å“Project CaliperÃ¢â‚¬? code name for the next generation LMS, CMS, Community product combined for enterprise level assessment, test, survey, planning, tracking, with its own SIF agent, and aggregating research. Sounds like for use in consortia and across different organizations or as a federation of set of tools.
School boards in Ontario have been developing homegrown products or purchasing products from Core or Media X to perform these sort of enterprise level tasks for student assessment data management, SIF agents etc. Sounds like this product would offer school boards another choice.