Blackboard Offers K-12 Teachers Free Online Courses at National Educational Computing Conference
Blackboard Teacher Coursesites Enable 21st Century Virtual Learning
ATLANTA, GA, Jun 25, 2007 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- 28th Annual National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) 2007 --
Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB), a leading provider of educational
enterprise software and services, announced today that it will extend
a free, one-year Blackboard Teacher Coursesites(TM) license to all
K-12 faculty who visit the Blackboard booth (#940) at NECC 2007.
Blackboard Teacher Coursesites is a hosted online course enabling
teachers to quickly and easily create a 21st century learning
environment with online content, tests, discussion boards and
multi-media learning instruments, among other tools.
The Blackboard(R) Learning Management Platform is used by more than
1200 school districts across nearly all states. In an effort to
encourage increased e-Learning adoption in primary and secondary
schools across the country, Blackboard is extending complimentary
online courses to faculty members who visit the Blackboard booth at
NECC, one of the largest educational technology conferences in the
country. Blackboard Teacher Coursesites will provide the teacher
community with a valuable e-Learning toolset without cost or set-up
"Quality teaching is perhaps the most important variable impacting
student achievement," said Jessie Woolley-Wilson, Blackboard K-12
President. "By offering free and immediate access to online courses
at the largest faculty-attended education technology conference of
the year, we hope to encourage more faculty members to leverage
technology to engage students and get them excited about learning."
The Blackboard Teacher Coursesites offer will be available for
interested faculty members through August 15th. For more information
please visit Blackboard at NECC Booth 940 or www.blackboard.com.
About Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB) is a leading provider of enterprise
software applications and related services to the education industry.
Founded in 1997, Blackboard enables educational innovations
everywhere by connecting people and technology. Millions of people
use Blackboard everyday at academic institutions around the globe,
including colleges, universities, K-12 schools and other education
providers, as well as textbook publishers and student-focused
merchants that serve education providers and their students.
Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in
North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Educate. Innovate. Everywhere.(TM)
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Form 10-Q filed on May 4, 2007 with the SEC. In addition, the
forward-looking statements included in this press release represent
the Company's views as of June 25, 2007. The Company anticipates that
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Senior Manager Public Relations at Blackboard:
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SOURCE: Blackboard Inc.