Digital Learning Group
Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach (CPHEO)
So, on THE Journal this morning, they wrote that Blackboard developed an iPhone application. It's a very quick article, but I'd be interested in hearing more about how it will actually be used. The commercial LMSes I find clunky and unreasonable to navigate, so I wonder if some of the old design decisions will transfer to the iPhone design.
Posted by Sara Hurley on March 26, 2009 9:38 AM | Permalink
There's been a mad rush in the last year for schools/educators to finally get into the world of social networking. Facebook has been a primary focus because of how it has caught on with the student population. It's structured differently than sites like Myspace, which looks and is a little more chaotic and anarchic in structure.
To think, however, that Facebook is any more 'professional' than Myspace is to fool ourselves. Additionally, we should always remember that there is a reason social networking sites are free - advertising and data-mining.
I don't want to be Chicken Little here - I don't think the sky is falling - but the new syncing of our surfing habits with automatic endorsement advertisements on the site poses a problem for organizations like schools.
Posted by Sara Hurley on November 12, 2007 10:05 AM | Permalink