Online Learning Update

July 12, 2013

Blackboard Announces New MOOC Platform

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Jeffrey R. Young, Chronicle of Higher Ed

Blackboard announced at its annual conference here that it would create a new MOOC platform that colleges could use free if they were existing Blackboard customers. The company has already hosted a couple of dozen MOOCs on a service called CourseSites, but the new platform will be enhanced with features to help colleges run courses for large numbers of students—and it will let colleges make some connections between their on-campus courses and their free open courses, if they choose to. CourseSites will remain in operation, but in the future it will be reserved for its original purpose—not to offer MOOCs, but to let professors experiment with Blackboard’s software for their traditional courses.

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