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To counter this view, the edupunk/DIY approach to learning has produced an emphasis on personal learning environments and networks. To date, this movement has generated a following from a small passionate group of educators, but has not really made much of an impact on traditional education. I don’t suspect it will until, sadly, it can be commoditized and scaled to fit into existing systemic models of education.
Adobe Connect has somewhat of an academic presence, but it has seen far more success in corporate settings, similar to WebEx and GoToMeeting.
Integration, not the platform itself, is now the critical focus
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Which means that decisions makers are motivated (partly out of fear of appearing ill-informed, partly out of not wanting to take risks) to adopt approaches that integrate fairly seamlessly across the education spectrum. Why buy an LMS when you can buy the educational process?
shift from LMS-as-platform to LMS-as-integration
Blackboard did not buy into the synchronous education market with the Elluminate and Wimba purchase – they bought the market
In the mean time, well played, Blackboard! Your acquisition will have a far greater long term impact in educational technology than most people realize…
trust in Blackboard is low – partly due to their lawsuit and partly due to chaotic integrations with their previous purchases.
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