Many students today would complain about blackboard; incomplete downloads, website failure, an annoying and difficult login, multiple subject headings with no material inside, lost work and research, and more. Even professors have complained about the failures and difficulties of blackboard and as a result many don't use it. I must say that it has served well but as we well know technology is always progressing. Could blackboard be outdated?
Education now is becoming more efficient than ever. We have permithian boards, tablet pc's, pens that record a lecture as you take notes, the iPhone with its many applications can benefit the students education but how does blackboard interact with all these new developments? Isn't all blackboard is capable of doing is posting microsoft office docs, pdfs, and internet links. Can you save research? Blackboard doesn't even keep information on a specific topic more than 15 months. I believe we are in need of an update.