Blackboard is ubiquitous on College campuses. And most teachers use it to varying degrees. Now there is an alternative, Moodle, an open source version. UCLA has made the switch. But, really, regardless of the platform, do these systems really make all that much of a difference in the quality of teaching? I understand that they help desseminate information easier. That’s good. But, I’ve had far too many teachers over use it to the detriment of their students.
I’d rather they use the actual blackboard most of the time. Maybe I’m just old school. Maybe an abacus is where it’s at.