The LMSPodcast series consists of interviews with people who use learning management systems. It primarily focuses on the Blackboard learning management system, but other systems are also covered. And most of the discussion is not specific to any one learning management system.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

BbFS 07 Sanford Arbogast, Middlesex CC

This 20 minute interview with Sanford Arbogast focuses on the Virtual Education Research Group (VERG) at Middlesex Community College. VERG is a group of three faculty members who experiment with new learning technologies, and work with the Middlesex Interactive team to evaluate, understand, and spread successes. Sanford's team supports on-line learning. VERG leads the way in trying out technology solutions. This is a fascinating win-win success story that could be applied at any institution, and a wonderful example of creating a community or practice that crosses disciplinary lines.

Listen to BbFS 07 (20 minutes)

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

BbFS 06 Larry Lambert, Southwest College

Larry Lambert has helped develop the Blackboard system at Southwest College from the first group of 15 faculty members, back in 2000, to almost the entire 15,000 FTE college, today. Larry's experience in faculty training and support served him well as he developed student and faculty support for Blackboard in multiple ways, including e-mail, on-line forms, telephone, and walk-in. They currently respond to around 600 requests per day during the first few weeks of the Fall semester. Training, likewise, is provided in multiple formats ranging from on-line, to one-on-one, to training sessions. Southwest uses Blackboard for both traditional face-to-face and fully on-line courses. They have taken Blackboard from something being tried by a few instructors to the foundation of much of their teaching system.

Listen to BbFS 06 (30 minutes)