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Creating Engaging E-Learning

Patrick Dunn has an excellent four part presentation (using Prezi) on Creating Engaging E-Learning at Networked Learning Design. . Be sure to check out his tools page for some useful tools to help with the process.

Rapid E-Learning -"Give Me 5" for Your SMEs

In an excellent case study produced by Kineo about the line managers' portal they developed with and for Marks and Spencer.  It is available here.
There's lots of gems, including a list of the five key questions you need to ask a subject matter expert if you want to take out the knowledge and build the learning environment. They are excellent and  straightforward.

Blackboard Learning Management System Patent Invalidated by Appeal Court

A federal appeals court has invalidated 38 of Blackboard Inc.’s contested patent claims to be invalid in ongoing litigation between the D.C.-based education software company and its Canadian competitor, Desire2Learn Inc. 

The ruling brings to an end one portion of a year's long dispute between Blackboard and Desire2Learn.  Claims 1 through 38 (out of 44) have been invalidated by the appellate court, Unfortunately, claims 39 to 44 were not an issue in the appeal, though the US Trademark Office is also continuing it's re-examination of Blackboard's patent. 

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