June 8, 2012 - Plenary Session

John Fontaine, Blackboard (CourseSites), Senior Director of Platform Evangelism at Blackboard
Adrian Sannier, Pearson (OpenClass), Senior Vice President for Product at Pearson
Jared Stein, Instructure (Canvas), Solutions Engineer
Takashi "Take" Takekawa, (manaba), President and CEO of manaba (Asahi Net International, Inc.)

Panel Moderator: Jon Rubin, Director, SUNY COIL Center, SUNY System Administration

Summary: Over the past year, new cloud-based LMS's have been released that in some cases, allow individual faculty members to launch a course for free, thereby providing flexibility for faculty exploring globally networked learning at campuses where the campus LMS is tied to registered students. Some of these new LMS's are also very mobile device friendly, making them easier for students to access, more often. The developers of Blackboard (CourseSites), Instructure (Canvas), manaba, and Pearson (OpenClass) will join us to demonstrate their LMS, to provide case studies of their use in globally networked courses, and to participate with us in a discussion about the future of these tools.

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