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Blackboard Exec Starts Blogging

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on June 11th, that Ray Henderson, formerly of Angel Learning and now with Blackboard Inc., started a blog to reach out to the course management system’s users.  Many critics of Blackboard feel the company hasn’t kept up with what professors want and need for online learning, so Ray Henderson’s blog is a place where critics can vent their frustrations.

I took a quick look at his blog today (June 16) to find one posting (June 9) with 17 comments.  Now I know that Mr. Henderson’s job title isn’t “Chief Blogger,” and I also know how difficult it can be to write a new blog entry everyday, so perhaps it’ll just take some more time for him (or for the person helping him with this task) to write more blog entries. Anyway, it’s a first step in Blackboard’s attempt to possibly work more closely with its users, I guess.


2 Responses to “Blackboard Exec Starts Blogging”

  1. Well, the last time I looked at it, there were no comments. Now there are some pretty pointed ones there. At least he’s not censoring everything anti-Blackboard 🙂

    I laughed at the one where someone took him to task from choosing TypePad over the Open-Source WordPress. Interesting observation there….

  2. Sorry I took so long to approve your post, Matt. Teaching and getting ready for a week at the Jersey shore got in the way of keeping up with my blog.


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