Friday, October 23, 2015

RPP #136: ApprenNet: Interview with Paul Freedman, CEO

Duration: 27:19

Friday, September 18, 2015

RPP #135: Disruptive Innovation in Education: Interview with Michelle Weise

  • Podsafe music selection from Music Alley
    • Too Long by Yael Naim, acclaimed singer/songwriter from Israel. She gained fame when her song New Soul played during Apple's Macbook Air ad campaign
    Duration: 39:33

    Monday, August 17, 2015

    RPP #134: Bb World 2015 Recap: SaaS vs Ultra

    • Rod discusses his experience at Bb World 2015, especially what he learned about the new SaaS offerings and Ultra Experience. Listen to the audio podcast as usual or listen and watch accompanying slides via Youtube. 
    • Thanks go to Jim Chalex, Sr. Director of Product Management, and Greg Ritter, Product Management Director at Blackboard Inc, for their BbWorld presentations on this topic. I hope I got it right!

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      • SaaS vs Ultra
      • Bb Learn 9.1 & Ultra Roadmaps
      • Bb Collaborate Ultra Roadmap
      • Bb Mobile Ultra Roadmap
      • New Persona-based Apps
      • Benefits of SaaS
      • SaaS: Standard, Plus & Advantage
      • Transition and Migration Options
      • Ultra Tabs and Modules
      • Blackboard up for sale!
      • Podsafe music selection from Music Alley
        • Don't Be Long: The Beatles v Elken, a mashup of George Harrison's Blue Jay Way by Elken, a 60's influenced band from Dublin, Ireland. 
      Duration: 21:58

      Tuesday, July 14, 2015

      RPP #133: Blackboard Ultra: Interview with Mark Strassman

      • Interview with Mark Strassman, Senior Vice President, Industry and Product Management, Blackboard Inc.
        • Mark Strassman oversees the company's product and integrated
          portfolio strategy to ensure Blackboard continues to build solutions that serve institutions, administrators, educators and students. 
        • We discuss the new Blackboard Ultra:
          • What are Core, Essentials, Insight, Student Retention?
          • What is the update roadmap for hosted systems?
          • Versions of Ultra SaaS, multi-tenant, single-tenant
          • New web REST API
          • Is Ultra completely adaptive/responsive? 
          • New Bb Student app
          • Ultra workflows subset for Community
          • Mobile compatibility; adaptive design
          • Future of Mosaic
          • "Persona Apps" 
          • New Collaborate Ultra
        • Links
        • Podsafe Music Selection
        • Duration: 35:26