Elearning and global competency #flatclass #globaled 06/13/2012

  • Using Blackboard Collaborate 11 to deliver a global online conference | ALT Online Newsletter

    Stephen Downes pointed to this article from his blog and noted that the conference was well organized. We use Blackboard Collaborate as the underpinning of our Flat Classroom projects as a key essential tool. It is stable and pretty simple to administer after receiving a little training. This best practices article is a must read for anyone working to organized global conferences. From the Association for learning technology.

    tags: flatclass blackboard globaled news

  • In Five Years, Most Africans Will Have Smartphones | TechCrunch

    Collaborating on mobile devices is going to be an essential part of connecting students. We've only begun to understand collaboration but those of us who are doing it now know the challenges inherent in connecting with schools in Africa. If we're going to do it, we'll have to resist “bandwidth” and “device” snobbery and have ubiquitous access for the platforms where we connect. Everything used in collaborating globally will need to be mobile friendly.

    tags: flatclass sms smartphones news education

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