Tuesday Links – January 19, 2016
Every other Tuesday, Vision publishes links to the articles that we instructional designers have read and found interesting during the previous two weeks. The opinions expressed in these articles don’t always reflect our own. Rather, we share them because we think they compel conversation, which we’re happy to have with our readers in the comments field below.
What Blackboard’s New CEO Needs to Do Now (and how you can tell if he’s doing it) – e-Literate
by Michael Feldstein – January 4, 2016
Feldstein uses the appointment of a new Blackboard CEO to weigh in on the challenges the company faces in order to remain atop the increasingly competitive LMS market. Link: http://mfeldstein.com/what-blackboards-new-ceo-needs-to-do-now-and-how-you-can-tell-if-hes-doing-it/
by Scott Jaschik – January 6, 2016
Covers a recent panel of University Presidents making bold distinctions between the “essential” and “nonessential” expenditures in higher-ed. Bonus: Heated debate in the comments field below the article.
by Kathryn D. Blanchard – January 8, 2016
Blanchard argues against the recent wave of attacks on political correctness in higher education.
by Cory Doctorow – January 6, 2016
Doctorow recognizes the “aggressive digitization” efforts of the New York Public Library.