martes, 31 de marzo de 2009

New Blackboard Learn(TM) for Apple(R) iPhone(TM) Application Lets Users Take Learning on the Go
Hacía mucho que no hablábamos de plataformas, ya sabéis que no son objeto de mi devoción y concretamente esta (recuerden el caso Blackboard y la lucha judicial con Desire2Learn que lleva para patentar determinados procesos del e-learning del que ya hemos hablado... y que por cierto mañana también hablaremos, ya que hay noticias muy recientes)....Hoy traemos esta noticia sobre Blackboard learn (plataforma fruto de la fusión de WebCT y Blackboard) ... sobre el acercamiento a los dispositivos móviles...

Free Application Lets Users Tap Into Mobile Learning Opportunities

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Building on its efforts to engage students and learners in a more personalized learning experience, Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) today announced the release of a free application that lets users of the Apple(R) iPhone(TM) and iPod touch(R) take learning on the go by accessing course information wherever and whenever they prefer.

With the application, millions of students and learners accustomed to logging in to their institution's Blackboard(R) platform every day can now tap in to mobile learning opportunities by receiving updates and alerts on grades, assignments, tests and other information from courses as well as groups and organizations of which they are part on their iPhone or iPod touch.

"Many of today's students and learners live in a mobile world, and now they can learn in one too," said Michael L. Chasen, president and CEO of Blackboard. "This application is part of our focus to help students more deeply engage in the educational experience by creating learning opportunities that are not bound by time or place."

Mobile learning has drawn the attention of administrators and educators as handheld devices, PDAs and smart phones have become increasingly popular in educational settings and among young people. The Blackboard Learn(TM) for Apple iPhone application is available as a download from the Apple iTunes(R) App Store and makes mobile learning a reality by linking course information to devices that are quickly becoming commonplace in high school hallways, on college campuses and in the workplace. (leer más...)

Fuente: [Blackboard]