In the evolution of educational resources, many different ideas have battled to be fittest. The changing climates of desktop, tablet, and mobile platforms have shaped how teachers and students interact with content. Learning Management Systems have stomped across the landscape, sometimes swiping at each other with tiny arms. But from the long view, if you look through miles of teacher lounges and the petri dishes of start-ups, one thing seems certain: when given delightful content tools, teachers will share well with others.
Blackboard has recently given birth to a new kind of creature. For the first time, you can easily search, share, and collaborate with any educator across multiple platforms. This session will review the evolved ways that instructors can author, revise, tag and discover OER within Blackboard xpLor ?, then embed it richly within any online course.
We will also share notes on how xpLor can provide a level of insight into OER usage that has never been experienced before.