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The word Blackboard is synonymous with technology and collaboration. Whether you’re a student or educator, chances are Blackboard has had a positive impact on your educational experience.
As technology expands and we are seeing rapid innovation in distance learning and mobility, Blackboard is no exception. Blackboard Mobile™ Learn takes teaching and learning mobile, giving students and educators access to their courses, content and organizations across a variety of device platforms – Android, Blackberry, Palm, and iOS.
Coming only six months after the initial launch, Blackboard Mobile Learn 2.0 has a newly redesigned interface for threaded, hierarchical discussions and the ability to mark courses as “favorites” to more easily sort and manage classes. Taking mobile learning one step further, Blackboard Mobile Learn is now extending beyond Blackboard Learn, utilizing mobile device capabilities to allow students and professors to create and upload content to their courses, including video and photos.
If you’re interested in hearing more about Blackboard Mobile Learn, check out the official Sprint site, here.
Hey Bibs, how would you like to receive up to $25,000 towards your education? Our friends over at BookRenter.com are making this possible, and it’s SO SIMPLE! All you have to do is go to the BookRenter contest page and follow three simple steps:
1. Like BookRenter on Facebook.
2. Write one sentence telling BookRenter how your education will impact the world.
3. Share this opportunity with your friends!
Whether it’s offering scholarships or selling and renting textbooks, BookRenter is always in the business of saving money for college students. Every day, BookRenter offers up to 80% off the full price of textbooks for students like you. Thanks to BookRenter, you can spend less money on books and more money on food, clothes, and fun.Read More
Springtime is here and that means it’s time for hiring at EasyBib. Specifically, we’re looking for a coder to join our engineering team. This person will get a golden ticket to enter the chocolate factory that is EasyBib and take an elevator ride to unlimited happiness – Or something along those lines =)
To find this individual we are offering a reward for whichever person or group of people refers them. Split $3000 if you’re part of the referral chain that finds a winning candidate. You don’t even have to refer the exact person we hire, if you refer someone who helps us find them you still get part of the reward. Click this link for more details: http://rfr.io/7g9A1WDGRead More
For the past few weeks, we’ve had a new procrastination favorite: The Master Theorem, a website that posts weekly puzzles, which they call “Theorems.”
This “members-only society of solvers” has a back story: Its founder, a cryptic figure referred to only as M, and its website simultaneously encourage people to follow its rules and push boundaries. In the words of the infamous M: “Don’t be afraid to poke around on the website, try outlandish things, break rules, and even— sometimes — be a smartass. Just don’t do that too often.” These puzzles are less like crosswords and more like code-breaking Da Vinci code style things that you have to figure out for yourself.
There’s glory to be had in the form of the master score list, which is like an old-school high score list. You earn points for solving each weekly puzzle, plus bonus points for solving it fast. A new puzzle came out last night at midnight, so you have a whole week to find as many Seals (like badges for mini-puzzles, some of which are easier and some of which are harder than the weekly Theorems) as you can. The next Theorem comes out Wednesday night at midnight.
Leave a note in the comments to tell us what you think about the puzzle and the whole concept. And, if you’re ballsy, leave your username to see how you rank against other Easybib users.Read More
At EasyBib, we understand that procrastination is just a natural part of the writing/citing process. While getting your procrastination on, checkout a very cool website we’ve discovered called The Master Theorem.
The Master Theorem is a “members-only society of puzzle-solvers,” but all you have to do to join is solve the first puzzle. Which happens to be about great works of literature. Bibliography, anyone?
The society was formed by a cryptic mysterious figure referred to only as M – How cool is that? Here’s what he writes about himself: “I founded The Master Theorem years ago at Columbia University as a secret society of puzzle-solvers. We had a Dead Poets Society sort of thing going on for a while, but I don’t make a great Robin Williams. For starters, I’m decidedly more badass.” He posts weekly puzzles (more like code-breaking and James Bond kind of stuff than Sudoku or a regular crossword) which you can solve to earn points. You can also wander around the site to find “Seals,” which are like mini-puzzles (but look more or less like website badges).
The website just launched, but so far almost 90 people have solved the first puzzle. Will you be one of them? Solve it here.Read More