I filled out a survey for my Blackboard use for Oregon State today. There wasn’t a single question about alternatives to Blackboard. Not one. The survey pretty much naturalized Blackboard. So I mentioned open source alternatives in each and every open ended question the survey asked. I don’t understand why a university that pours so much money into open source research would pay so much money to a proprietary company for its course content management systems. It’s not financially smart, and it’s not ethically smart. That, and it appears Blackboard is going even more the way of big brother.
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Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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