As you all know the state is in a budget crisis and next fiscal year doesn’t look much better than this year. There is a very good chance the System Office will NOT be funding Blackboard for the Community College System after 2010. I have presented these issues (concerns) at the March Faculty Executive Committee meeting and it was requested that I set-up a committee of faculty to explore our options. Dr. Emory also wants us to present a plan to the Director’s in the near future. Please post your thoughts concerning Moodle and how CCC can prepare itself if Blackboard is is not funded by the System Office. We are looking at well over $20,000 to pay for Blackboard here at CCC and I don’t believe this will be possible considering the reversions we are being asked to make and our current (limited) budget.
Here are 2 links to my personal blog about my thoughts on Moodle and the training I received. I have been teaching on it for a year now just so I can be prepared to train our faculty. It is a good product but as you all know…there is a learning curve to any CMS.
Please post and and all thoughts, ideas, comments concerning the Moodle issue to this Blog.