e-Learning 2.0 vision update.
e-learning 2.0--the new initiative consists of four bold inaugural projects that Blackboard (1) See Blackboard Learning System.
(2) The traditional classroom presentation board that is written on with chalk and erased with a felt pad. Although originally black, "white" boards and colored chalks are also used. will tackle in collaboration with clients. It represents a transformational shift for how the Internet can improve education. The Blackboard Beyond Initiative calls for the creation of a series of Web properties that connect the institutions, faculty, and students who use Blackboard worldwide across education segments and disciplines. The sites will be shaped and run by Blackboard's client community of practice and developed by Blackboard.
Each of the inaugural projects is designed to advance one of the four defining elements of the company's e-Learning 2.0 vision. Each project will be shaped by the active involvement of clients. The four pillars Four Pillars may refer to:
Extending the platform: e-Learning 2.0 is about personalising the e-Learning environment to be more discipline and pedagogically ped·a·gog·ic also ped·a·gog·i·cal
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of pedagogy.
2. Characterized by pedantic formality: a haughty, pedagogic manner. specific to the educational activity at hand. This more tailored platform experience can be achieved through
specialised Adj. 1. specialised - developed or designed for a special activity or function; "a specialized tool"
specific - (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with software extensions developed by and for educators, as well as with rich, interactive digital resources. As part of the Initiative, Blackboard announces its plans to establish a Global Learning Objects Catalogue, in which any Blackboard user can publish to or search for learning resources to enhance their instructional experience.
Facilitating Social Networking See social networking site.
social networking - social network : e-Learning 2.0 is about enabling a social experience that recognizes the course is but on social-organisational group in a broader education environment. To help foster academically oriented o·ri·ent
1. Orient The countries of Asia, especially of eastern Asia.
a. The luster characteristic of a pearl of high quality.
b. A pearl having exceptional luster.
3. relationships outside of the classroom environment, Blackboard announces plans to connect students and faculties across disciplines and across institutions through a new Scholar.com Web service. Scholar.com will provide users with the opportunity to communicate and collaborate with other experts in and outside of their discipline and fields of interest.
Enabling Lifelong Learning Lifelong learning is the concept that "It's never too soon or too late for learning", a philosophy that has taken root in a whole host of different organisations. Lifelong learning is attitudinal; that one can and should be open to new ideas, decisions, skills or behaviors. : e-Learning 2.0 is about integrating the educational journey students take from elementary school elementary school: see school. to higher education higher education
Study beyond the level of secondary education. Institutions of higher education include not only colleges and universities but also professional schools in such fields as law, theology, medicine, business, music, and art. to the workplace. As more and more faculties and students use e-Portfolios to store and showcase their scholarly achievements, Blackboard announces a unique "e-Portfolios-for-life" service that will allow Blackboard users to post their portfolios to a central site for long-term
Creating Network Learning Environments: e-Learning 2.0 is about moving beyond the course towards a more holistic conception of a networked learning environment. One consequence of this shift is a hunger by educators to conduct research and benchmark various e-Learning strategies and programmes using data from peer institutions. As part of the Initiative, Blackboard has announced a collaborative data warehouse service which will allow clients to share anonymously relevant data and gain better insight into best practices.