Monday, March 22, 2010

PR > Blackboard Brings Interactive Teaching And Learning To Mobile Devices

Blackboard Mobile Learn Offers
Two-Way Mobile Learning Experience




WASHINGTON, March 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) today announced plans for Blackboard Mobile Learn(TM), an application that will bring two-way teaching and learning to mobile devices, creating an interactive mobile learning experience for students and teachers on the go.

Blackboard's existing Blackboard Mobile Central(TM) application already delivers a mobile campus experience that includes news, events, maps and sports among a range of student life and service options. Blackboard Mobile Learn will take the next step by bringing the classroom experience and learning content to the mobile environment, arming campuses with a high quality option to quickly meet the growing demand from students who want to do more with their smartphones and other Web-enabled devices.

With Blackboard Mobile Learn, students will be able to check grades and assignments, add comments to discussion boards, email instructors and classmates and post comments on blogs - all from their mobile devices.

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Blackboard Mobile Learn will recreate and enrich the course experience of Blackboard Learn(TM), the leading Web-based teaching and learning platform, in native mobile applications that in June will support a selection of the world's most popular mobile platforms including iPhone(R) OS, Android and BlackBerry(R). Like Blackboard Mobile Central, Blackboard Mobile Learn is available through an annual license, will be branded under the school's name, and can be downloaded by students and faculty at mobile application stores.

Schools that are interested in experimenting with mobile learning on their campus for no additional charge can enable Wi-Fi access to Blackboard Mobile Learn on devices such as the iPhone and iPod touch(R) and, through a special partnership with Sprint (NYSE: S), on select smartphones powered by the Now Network(TM). The no cost options are intended to help institutions get started quickly without extra investments.

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Blackboard Mobile Learn will be available initially for U.S. and Puerto Rico higher education and professional education clients on Blackboard Learn Releases 8, 9 and higher. Details on availability for K-12 and international markets, as well as for previous versions of Blackboard Learn and the WebCT and ANGEL platforms, will follow. Blackboard Mobile Learn will be enabled with the free Blackboard Mobile Web Services Building Block(TM), which is available for download today at Blackboard's client support Web site, Behind the Blackboard(TM).

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Source

[http://www.blackboard.com/Company/Media-Center/Press-Releases.aspx]

Blackboard Mobile Learn Information Site

Overview / Mobile Central/ Mobile Learn / Clients / Resources / Meet the Team / Are You a Student? / Contact Us

[http://blackboard.com/Mobile/Overview.aspx]

!!! Thanks To / Michael Feldstein / e-Literate / For The HeadsUp !!!

News Coverage

[http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Blackboard-Bets-on-Mobile/21949/]

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