Recent studies show that students with involved parents are more likely to… Achieve better grades and test scores. Tackle more rigorous classes. Advance grade levels and earn credits. Exhibit positive behavior and attendance. Graduate with honors. Parent involvement and support is a key priority amongst most communications leaders. In fact, 64% of communications leaders said that […]
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The Latin word communitas refers to a collection of individuals who, motivated by a common goal, come together and act as one. Community is powerful. Common approaches to college and university rankings can sometimes have the unfortunate effect of pitting institutions against each other in a battle for students and prestige. As the U.S. turns its […]
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In my previous blog post about student recruitment strategies, I talked about the importance of thinking like a student. To do this, it’s best to begin with a clear picture of who that student is. Considering the shifting demographics of today’s college student, particularly as the “non-traditional” adult learner becomes the new norm, there is […]
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We’re excited to announce that our very own Blackboard Personalized Learning Solution stands among one of District Administration magazine’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2016. Every year, K-12 leaders across the country cast their vote for the top educational technology products that make a difference in their schools and districts. According to District Administration […]
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I wanted to pause on this #GivingTuesday and reflect on the wonderful work being done by the Blackboard Charitable Giving Program. The program recognizes nonprofit organizations whose outstanding work is helping provide a world with increased opportunity for all through better access to education and technology. I’d also like to recognize the generosity of our […]
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This is a guest post by H. Kyle Anderson, CPA, CMA, CGMA. He is an E-Learning Strategist and Lecturer in the School of Accountancy at Clemson University. Kyle works with Blackboard’s Premier partner Wiley as a Faculty Reviewer. I started using remote access and screen sharing software in my CPA practice in the early 1990’s. […]
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Have you ever thought about what it means to be visually impaired and how it impacts student learning? Meet Jessica. Since her early teens, her vision has been slowly deteriorating. As a high-achieving student, Jessica didn’t want anyone to know there was an issue, so she worked to find her own way through the impacts […]
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This is a guest post by Brian M. Morgan, Chair and Associate Professor of the Computer and Information Technology Department at Marshall University, and Blackboard MVP. Think for a moment about your higher education experience. How did you best absorb material when you were enrolled as a student in college? How did course materials and lectures […]
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This is a guest blog by Rhea O’Connor, marketing manager at Peachjar. Blackboard has partnered with Peachjar to provide school districts with a way to further streamline their school-to-home communication. Peachjar provides an innovative solution that allows schools to send digital flyers directly to parents as visually engaging images. Millennial parents are a rapidly growing […]
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I was recently approached by a soon-to-be college graduate, and he asked me my thoughts about careers in analytics. I have had assistance and guidance from many folks over the years, so I’m always more than happy to share insights with those who are just starting out in their professional careers. Traditionally, breaking in to a new […]
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