Today’s learners have a lot of challenges to overcome— not only are they paying a high price for their education, but they’re often juggling work, family, and finances all while trying to earn their degree. It’s why student success and completion have become a priority for almost all institutions. However, positive student outcomes require a […]
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At BbWorld 2015 last week, there was a lot of discussion – and alignment – about how our primary focus should be learner success. Jay Bhatt talked about how “learning never stops,” as well as how and why Blackboard has shifted to a learner-centric strategy. We are not alone in this focus. There is relatively […]
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Last week at BbWorld, we released the technical preview of Learn Ultra. This is part of our strategic design overhaul of all of our products, and is the next application of our emergent design language. Previously, I described how we’ve applied this language to BbStudent and Collaborate. I want to describe how we’ve extended this […]
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Blackboard has undergone a tremendous amount of change since I’ve joined the company nearly three years ago; and I’ve talked a lot about that change. It includes the reorganization of our company to work better with the markets we serve; acquisitions of companies and technologies that we’ve integrated into our core offerings to put forth […]
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In addition to our vision of a world inspired to learn, we also envision a world with increased opportunity for all, through better access to education and technology. One way we’re making this vision come to life is through our charitable giving initiatives. We’re able to leverage our unique resources to improve the effectiveness and […]
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Because we’re born curious, learning is one of our most human traits. We know learning doesn’t end at the classroom door, or at graduation. We want to celebrate life-long curiosity with you. So we invite you to join us in our #100DaysOfLearning journey. Together we’ll share unique moments of discovery, through social posts with the hashtag #100DaysOfLearning. […]
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Our team here at Blackboard is more social than ever, and they’re going to be tweeting up a storm at #BbWorld15. We know you already follow @Blackboard and our CEO @JayBhattTweets for our biggest announcements, but the behind-the-scenes access is the best (and most fun) part of social media. Here are a handful of the top […]
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We’re pleased to announce the live streaming schedule for BbWorld 2015 Live. And we’re even happier to offer this program at no cost to you. After all, it’s for your convenience and we figure, if you could have made it to D.C. with us, you would have. BbWorld 2015 Live features 18 live streaming sessions […]
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According to the latest Speak Up survey conducted by Project Tomorrow: 75% of principals attribute increased student engagement in learning to the effective use of digital content in their blended learning classrooms. 53% of teachers customize the digital content they find online with their own ideas, materials and resources before using it in their classrooms. […]
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When we think about schools we think of red schoolhouses with bell towers, shiny apples, and of course, friendly yellow school buses. Each day thousands of school buses transport millions of students to and from school, but what we don’t see is the months of preparation and planning that go into making sure that each […]
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