Content Management Systems

Google Course Builder Software

The Chronicle of Higher Education posted a rather interesting article in their blog titled “Google Releases Open-Source Online Education Software“. As the video notes they have repackaged a number of Google products that consumers are familiar with into  a product family that can be used to offer online learning opportunities…. if Course Builder makes it out of the beta…

Blackboard 9.1: Discussion Forums

Discussion forums can serve as a learning tool that fosters in-depth, academic discussion, an arena in which students work collaboratively or conduct peer analysis, or simply a place where they can virtually communicate with each other. Discussion forums used well can be an effective learning tool that encourages students to engage in higher order thinking…