Disrupting Blackboard?

I have seen 3 challengers in the Academy to Blackboard’s dominance.  First was a Google-Pearson collaboration that provides a hosted Learning Management Solution (LMS).  Another Blackboard alternative – Sakai – was recently mentioned in Penn’s Daily Pennsylvanian.  Today’s DP mentions Coursekit, an entreprenurial endeavor by former Penn students Jim Grandpre, Joseph Cohen and Dan Getelman. Being…

Findings

There’s an interesting site I discovered via Jeff Jarvis on Twitter.  Findings has submitted quotes* from books which are searchable by keyword or contributor.  You can also search for twittered excerpts using the hashtag #fndgs.  Although Amazon has a similar feature (which they call highlighted passages), Findings seems more user friendly. *YMMV, and you should…