Documents of Education Innovation
References and Resources from Past Activities
Innovating the Education Industry
The following list of items has been referenced in numerous other works, articles, and doctoral theses, as well as in-depth studies on the evolution of online learning and the eLearning education industry.
- April 25, 2000, Blackboard Learning System was inducted into the archives for inclusion in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s IT Innovation Collection and received the ComputerWorld Smithsonian Award for its leadership in using information technology to improve society.
- Gilfus, Stephen (2000-12-20). “Product Strategy and Development Roadmap“(PDF). Blackboard Inc.(Product strategy for the core Blackboard platform from V4 – V6 and beyond.)
- Gilfus, Stephen; Pittinsky, Matthew (2000-11-04). “Blackboard Building Blocks – Blackboard Product Strategy and Vision White paper on the (B2) Initiative” (PDF). Blackboard. (Pragmatic partner program for the extension of the Blackboard platform.) Building Blocks,
seeds the vision for a sophisticated infrastructure that enables the integration of tools, system services, and interfaces developed independently of Blackboard.
- Roberts, Judy; Beke, Jensen, Mercer (2000-12-20). “Harvesting Fragments of Time. “ McGraw-Hill Ryerson. (Team Researcher) (Led by McGraw-Hill to design a model around “mobile learning” device distribution for students. Stephen Gilfus as original comittee member and dedicating Blackboard resources.)
- Yaskin, David; Gilfus, Stephen (2001-01-10) “Introducing the Blackboard Learning Management System“. Blackboard Inc.(1st extension of the product strategy outlined in 2000. This is V5)
- Yaskin, David; Gilfus, Stephen (2002-03-23) “Blackboard LMS Platform Overview“. Blackboard Inc.(A Release 5.5 Update.)
- Gilfus, Stephen (2002-09-15) “Release of Bb SCORM Player. “ Blackboard Inc. (SCORM 1.2 Player in collaboration with the National Defense University, ADL Co-Labs, and the Department of Defense.)
- Gilfus, Stephen (2004-12-20) “Educational Technology Framework. “ – (A Framework for Educational Technology adoption.)
- Ellis, Cathy (2004-04-23) “Benchmarking Blackboard– From Champions To Transformers. “ BbMatters. (An independent article on the Gilfus Model – Educational Technology Framework.)
- Gilfus, Stephen, et al. (2009-04-10) “Social Learning” Buzz Masks Deeper Dimensions. “Gilfus Education Group (One issue with today’s offerings for social software in education is that they are being presented as “social learning” solutions but not being designed, packaged, or integrated with the more significant concepts of social learning theory in mind.)
- Gilfus, Stephen; (2010-09-05) “Lifelong Learning: The New Normal for Higher Education.” Gilfus Education Group (There is a growing need to provide new capabilities to power the workforce while meeting the dynamic needs of today’s 21st-century students.)
- Gilfus, Stephen, et al. (2009-10-25) “Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform.”. (One of the most acute information technology gaps at colleges today is the massive discontinuity between the LMS and the ERP.)
- Gilfus, Stephen (2009-10-27) Education Think Tank, Predicts Top Five Education Innovation Trends.
- Gilfus, Stephen (2010-12-20) “Educational Technology Framework 2010” Blackboard Inc. – Stephen Gilfus (Updated Educational Technology Adoption for 2010, for educational technology adoption.)
- Gilfus, Stephen; (2010-12-10) “Promise of Community changes Educational Paradigms.” Gilfus Education Group (Educators will make significant progress in combining existing technology capabilities with the practices and theories of learning communities).
- FORBES, Crotty, James Marshall “Why Is Archipelago Outpacing All Other Education Stocks?” (FORBES and Gilfus on Archipelago – Gilfus Education Group referenced as industry expert resource.)
- Campus Technology, 5 Higher Ed Tech Trends for 2012 from the Gilfus Education and Karen Cator of the Department of Education.
- The Journal, 5 K-12 Ed Tech Trends for 2012
- Gilfus, Stephen (2020-12-20) “Educational Technology Framework 2020”. (Updated Educational Technology Adoption for 2020 movement to the cloud.)