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Episode 3 of BiblioTech: Campus courseware

Rochelle explores the current state of university courseware and suggests how an ideal system should work.

BY UA/AU | NOV 08 2010

Welcome to BiblioTech – the podcast about emerging technologies for academics. Your host is Rochelle Mazar, an Emerging Technologies Librarian at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Every month you can listen in as Rochelle talks about what’s new in technology and what academics should be paying attention to. It’s hard to keep up all of the new software, tools and gadgets. That’s where Rochelle comes in.

Episode 3 – Campus courseware

In this episode, Rochelle takes a look at the current state of courseware on campus. Blackboard, Sakai, Moodle – which one does your school use? Rochelle looks at the pros and cons of having a courseware system and how an idea system would run.

Love ’em or hate ’em, courseware systems are here to stay. What features do you wish your school’s courseware system had? (Running time: 16:45 mins).


If you’d like to get in touch with Rochelle about something you heard in the podcast, please
leave a comment at the bottom of this page.

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  1. Julia Hengstler / November 12, 2010 at 02:18


    Re. “In this episode, Rochelle takes a look at the current state of courseware on campus. Blackboard, Saccai, Moodle – which one does your school use? ”

    I think by “Saccai” you are referring to “Sakai” LMS system. See:

  2. Wendy / November 21, 2010 at 17:44

    I love this vision of an open and interoperable Learning environment….thanks Rochelle

  3. Rochelle / November 21, 2010 at 23:16

    Yep, it’s Sakai! Funny, we only ever trade in audio. Will drop an email..