Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom

August 19th, 2009 A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education, has a starchy academic title, but a most intriguing conclusion: “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”

Blackboard History – History of Blackboard

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Blackboard Inc. was formed on the joining of two companies. CourseInfo LLC, founded by Daniel Cane and Stephen Gilfus, and Blackboard LLC, founded by Michael Chasen and Matthew Pittinsky. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Meade

EDLINE, LLC IS ACQUIRED By Providence Equity

Edline LLC (“Edline”) has been acquired by an affiliate of Providence Equity Partners. MHT acted as the exclusive advisor to Edline.

Social Learning Buzz Masks Deeper Dimensions, An Industry Whitepaper from the Gilfus Education Group

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August 14th, 2009 While on the exhibit floor at NECC 2009 (The National Education Computing Conference) in late June in Washington, DC, I overheard an intriguing conversation about “social learning.” A very distinguished looking university professor was talking with a small group of graduate students. The professor pointed out to her younger colleagues that scores of exhibitors were promoting solutions for “social learning,” but that the vendors were misappropriating a term that had been established in the education field for a very long time. She complained that today’s technology companies were simply cobbling together social networking tools such as blogs, wikis and bookmarking tools, pawning them off as “social learning” innovation. As an e-learning innovator with over a decade of experience in the education sector, this conversation reminded me that several core educational principles were not being thoughtfully considered.

Action Analytics at MnSCU

Posted on August 21, 2009 by barrydahl During this academic…