FERPA: Basic Guidelines for Faculty and Staff

August 12th, 2004 You may read the original article at the NACADA web site. The following article will outline the disclosure requirements in the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). First, I will define the educational records that are covered under FERPA, and set out the types of records that are not considered educational records.

Blackboard: A Big Name on Campus?

JULY 20, 2004 Blackboard (BBBB ) entered the market on June 18 at $14 a share, then rose to $23.38 and finally closed the day at $20.01. With 5.5 million offered shares, representing 21.5% of the company, Blackboard raked in $77 million. IPO analyst Tom Taulli liked what he saw: "This IPO seemed to excite investors, and they seemed to go ahead and jump on the bandwagon," he says.

Educational Technology Framework – (Gilfus Model)

April 23rd, 2004 The Gilfus model, based on Blackboard adoption in over 2000 institutions, is interesting as it attempts to define the emergence of a new curriculum paradigm. Teachers can be switched on to using ICT for a number of reasons but let’s not forget that a key catalyst to eLearning will be students themselves and their expectations that the technologies they take for granted in their everyday lives (instant messaging, mobile devices etc) should be available for them as learners.

Benchmarking Blackboard– From Champions To Transformers

‘Champions’, ‘pioneers’ .. the words convey something…