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What are learning platforms?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

These include Blackboard , ANGEL , and WebCT (now owned by Blackboard), among others. Most proprietary LMS are geared specifically toward the college/university or corporate training markets, and are thus quite expensive.

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Help! Google Cut off my ability to send out email via gmail!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the meantime, I have written on a blackboard 100 times: I will not spam for good. However, Google thinks I'm a spammer now and has disabled my email account. I'm not sure how long this will last - I read 24-72 hours. No good deed goes unpunished. I need to figure out a way answer email. Update: Digital Inspiration has some tips

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When Worlds Collide

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Bricklin has spoken of watching his university professor create a table of calculation results on a blackboard. His idea became VisiCalc, the first application that turned the personal computer from a hobby for computer enthusiasts into a business tool.

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2009 NTC Preview: Kevin Lee on Search Engine Optimization


When I hear the words "search engine optimization," I picture blackboards covered in chalky scrawl, like in A Beautiful Mind It all seems complicated and hard -- and math-y. Last year, we were lucky enough to have Kevin Lee join our community. Though Kevin, we've learned that lots of SEO is not scary at all. You can do it, too!

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Mike Remixes My CC Entry

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I use a 'non-commercial' license on my stuff because I don't want some company pulling a Blackboard on it - using it commercially then turning around and claiming it's their property. do a blackboard on me??? Stephen Downes replies here. I thought long and hard about my previous default ???Attribution, Attribution, Non Commercial???

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Gen Z Hearts AHA

Connection Cafe

Facebook, iPads, Blackboard, Wikipedia (don't judge me, but there's good stuff there). Now, I had a pen and paper, and a severe writer's bump, when I was in school. However, today's Generation Z , also known as the Net Generation, has loads of über-technologically advanced resources at their hands.

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17 Ways We Made our Exhibition Participatory

Museum 2.0

They wanted to invite visitors to engage in spontaneous wedding ceremonies in the chapel, and so we brainstormed together until we decided on a blackboard with fill-in-the-blank wedding vows. In a traditional museum, I suspect people would see the blackboard as "part of the art" and not touch.

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Using Cartoons To Make Sense of Your Data

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Or if you want to draw attention to a word or phrase, write it in big letters on a blackboard or a lined flip chart, or draw it on a napkin — whatever context makes sense for the underlying idea. Or engage your inner pre-schooler to chart changes in education funding: make a line graph by gluing macaroni onto construction paper.

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