Banner integration for Sakai is now ready

You can now setup course sites in Sakai for Fall 2010. In addition to the “Where’s My Course” session on Monday, August 16 (12:15 – 1:15 in Green 162), we have added two additional session – Wednesday, August 18 at 3:15 – 4:15 in Greene 162 and Monday, August 23 at 12:15 – 1:15 in […]

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Debunking myths about open source

A few months ago, Blackboard authored a document titled “Top Five Risks to Consider When Evaluating Open Source”. This document was in response to a favorable evaluation of Moodle in comparison with Blackboard in the North Carolina Community College System. Michael Feldstein wrote a response to this document on his blog debunking many of the […]

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Sakai pilot at UNC a success

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has recently produced their Sakai Pilot final report. This report identifies their pilot as a success and recommends that the campus continue funding for expanding their pilot, adding student information system integration, and identifying a path to migrate from Blackboard to Sakai. The report states that faculty […]

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Pedagogy and Course Management Systems

An interesting article published recently in First Monday, an Internet journal, addresses how the inflexbility of many course management systems determines pedagogy. Author Lisa M. Lane states that course management systems “influence pedagogy by presenting default formats designed to guide the instructor toward creating a course in a certain way.” Lane recommends using an “Opt-In” […]

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