People have been contacting me all day about the Blackboard iPhone App. Both Blackboard and the Chronicle of Higher Education posted blogs about its release.
- Blackboard + iPhone = Learning on the Go (Blackboard)
- Blackboard Releases iPhone Application (Chronicle.com)
I find it interesting Jessica mentioned a Georgia student is the inspiration in the Bb blog post. There are over 200,000 students in Georgia who cannot use this application because it relies on Blackboard Sync which only operates for Academic Suite (Classic) products. Blackboard says the Sync product isn’t available to the CE/Vista products used by all but a few schools in the University System of Georgia.
The odds are good the poor student who needs the app can’t use it.
Also, the USG is exactly the kind of client who Blackboard says should wait and see before migrating to Learn.