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  • Washington Post
    September 21, 2017

    The Education Department’s Office of Inspector General wants the agency to claw back $713 million in loans and grants from Western Governors University, claiming that the limited role of faculty in courses makes the online university ineligible for federal student aid.

  • Inside Higher Ed
    September 13, 2017

    This month's episode of the Pulse Podcast features an interview with Jim Chalex, vice president of product management at Blackboard. In the conversation with the host Rodney B. Murray, Chalex discusses the company's plans for Blackboard Learn, its learning platform, amid other topics.

  • Inside Higher Ed
    September 06, 2017

    A couple of days before Hurricane Harvey devastated much of southeast Texas, administrators at the University of St. Thomas in Houston gathered to talk through contingency plans. On the list was a discussion of online options for face-to-face classes that could be affected by flooding and adverse weather. The team decided to encourage faculty members reach out to students about the possibility of conducting class remotely on Blackboard.

  • EdScoop
    August 30, 2017

    A new white paper on the future of higher education predicts artificial intelligence, analytics, augmented and virtual reality, robotic telepresence and cyber defense will be driving forces in digital-learning at colleges and universities over the next 20 years.

  • VC Daily
    August 10, 2017

    Blackboard Inc. this year celebrates 20 years of existence. Over those two decades it has been one of the few consistent winners in education and eLearning, generated hundreds of millions of dollars in funding and shareholdings, and generally dominating the way schools from K-12 to college and beyond function online.

  • Inside Higher Ed
    August 09, 2017

    With the polarizing debate continuing to swirl, “Inside Digital Learning” had a few questions for experts in the field: Does the fact that Harvard has turned to 2U for this certificate program contradict the assumption that the OPM business is on the ropes? Are there elements of the Harvard-2U arrangement that make this exceptional rather than a barometer of market trends? What is your prognosis for the five- to 10-year outlook for the OPM industry?

  • EdScoop
    July 28, 2017

    Blackboard, an education technology company best known for a popular learning management system, has introduced a new mobile app designed specially for teachers, professors and educators.

  • Campus Technology
    July 26, 2017

    Students love to hear good news about how well they're doing in their courses or how their performance — good or bad — compares to other students in the class, according to a research project undertaken by Blackboard's analytics and research team.

    July 25, 2017

    Blackboard CEO, Dr. Bill Ballhaus, has made a long and successful career out of shaking up the education system.

  • DealCrunch
    July 25, 2017

    Founded in 1997 in the traditional world of education, Blackboard has evolved to become a tool used by more than 1,800 businesses keen on keeping their workforce on the cutting edge.

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