Blackboard Sponsors Second Annual Education Seminar in Taiwan

2008-03-18 07:50 709

Over 300 Expected for March 18-19, 2008 Event

WASHINGTON, March 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB), a leading provider of enterprise technology for the education industry, is pleased to support the second eLearning Seminar in Taipei, Taiwan, an event developed by Blackboard(R) authorized reseller, BEENET.

The eLearning Seminar will bring together more than 300 delegates spanning six locales, including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan. Delegates will share knowledge and best practices on the role of technology in fostering student engagement and will also consider the impact their programs are having on overall institutional assessment.

Juan Lucca, president of Blackboard’s International practice, will deliver the conference keynote address entitled "Building the 21st Century Campus," which will focus on leveraging the momentum and interest in eLearning in this rapidly adopting market. "This seminar in Taiwan provides an excellent setting to build an even stronger Blackboard community in the region," said Mr. Lucca. "It’s an extremely valuable opportunity for us to share news with clients, solicit feedback, and provide a venue for Blackboard users to network, share best practices and foster relationships that continue long after the conference ends."

The event will feature distinguished regional speakers from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, including: Dr. Shi-Shuenn Chen, president of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Dr. Bing-Jean Lee, president of Chinese Information Literacy Association; Dr. An-Chi Liu, vice-president of Feng Chia University; Professor Daniel Tan of Nanyang Technological University; and Dr. Jerry Yu of City University, Hong Kong.

Technology partner support will be provided by Sun Microsystems Taiwan Limited, Stark Technology Inc., and Elluminate, a Blackboard Building Blocks(TM) Partner.

To expand its international business and support growth in the region, Blackboard is proud to partner with BEENET, an authorised channel partner and Certified Support provider for Blackboard in many parts of Asia.

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.


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