2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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Featured Presentation by Blackboard: The Cultural Impact of New Learning Technologies

Everhart, Deborah         (202) 463-4860
      Senior Requirements Manager in Product Development
      Blackboard, Inc.

Abstract (up to 200 words):
The movement from ad hoc, individualized development of course content and Web pages to standardized, enterprise-wide implementation of learning management systems involves profound cultural changes and challenges to closely-held traditions. Questions as fundamental as "who owns course materials?", "who has access to courses?", and "what pedagogical tools and strategies meet the needs of students?" come to the fore, as well as a host of practical, technical, and policy issues. This presentation will analyze the long-term cultural impacts of new learning technologies with regard to issues such as intellectual property, data management and control, security, and privacy. Most importantly, it will consider the challenges institutions and instructors face in an increasingly learner-centric educational world.

Session type:
Long presentation (45 minutes)

Time slots:
C6 - Fr 1:00 - 1:45

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