Blackboard Mobile™ for K-12 – Teaching and Learning Anytime, Anywhere<br />
A Fundamental Shift Is Underway<br />Smartphones are the fastest growing segment in the cell phone market<br />In 2009, Sm...
Mobile Devices’ Growing Presence<br />By the year 2020, most people across the world will be using a mobile device as thei...
Mobile Devices:  Students have access to a variety of electronic devices<br />© Project Tomorrow 2010<br />
The value proposition for mobile learning<br />- Perspectives of parents and educators  <br />© Project Tomorrow 2010<br />
Parents’ purchase intent for educational purposes<br />© Project Tomorrow 2010<br />
Today’s student is different than just five years ago<br />Active<br />Connected<br />Mobile<br />
Who Am I?<br />Elementary school students who are average tech users<br />PROFILE<br />25% Use e-mail, IM and text messagi...
Who Am I?<br />Middle school students who are average tech user<br />PROFILE<br />80% Own an iPod or MP3 player<br />24% O...
Today’s Mobile Strategies<br />Blackboard Mobile™ solutions are about giving your learners, educators, and community acces...
Blackboard Mobile Central<br />Engage Your Community<br /><ul><li>Deliver Essential Information to All Community Constituents
Uniquely Branded and Customized for Your School or District
Drive Your District’s Mobile Strategy
Join Other Districts in Going Mobile</li></li></ul><li>Blackboard Mobile CentralSchool Chooser<br />
Blackboard Mobile CentralApplication Options<br />
Blackboard Mobile SDK - Dining<br />
Blackboard Mobile Central<br />Common Challenges:<br />Are you struggling to keep students and parents engaged?<br />Are y...
Engaging the Community<br />Blackboard Mobile Central engages the parents, students, and broader community within the dist...
Blackboard Mobile Learn<br />Enrich the Teaching/Learning Experience<br /><ul><li>Engage students and teachers and increas...
Enhance course curriculum
Promote collaboration and facilitate team projects</li></li></ul><li>Blackboard Mobile Learn<br />Common Challenges:<br />...
Teacher and Student Efficiency<br />Mobile Learn supports teacher and student efficiency through anytime/anywhere access t...
Enhancing Curriculum<br />Mobile Learn leverages innovative technology to enhance course curriculum.<br />So What?<br />Te...
DemonstrationsMobile LearnMobile Central<br />
Blackboard Mobile Learnin K-12: Case Studies<br />
VISION:<br />ELIMINATE GAPS, BUILD EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS, RAISE ACHIEVEMENT, AND PROVIDE RESPONSIVE EDUCATION<br />ACHIE...
PILOTING MOBILE LEARNING IN FIVE CLASSROOMS IN ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS</li></ul>HOW BLACKBOARD HELPED<br /><ul><li>PRO...
PROVIDED ANYTIME/ANYWHERE ACCESS TO COURSE CONTENT</li></ul>BLACKBOARD PRODUCTS& SERVICES<br /><ul><li>BLACKBOARD LEARNTM
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Is it becoming more difficult to keep students and parents engaged and informed of critical information? Discover how Blackboard Mobile Learn can impact teaching and learning and extend online learning by giving students and teachers access to course content, and the ability to view documents in multiple formats, post announcements (teachers), create discussion threads and posts, and comment on blogs and journals. Also, learn about Blackboard Mobile Central - a dynamic communication tool that gives students, parents, and teachers on-demand access to district-wide resources and essential information such as directories, calendars, lunch balances and course schedules on the mobile devices they already own.

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  • Main PointsThe student experience has changed dramaticallyStudents today are more connected, more mobile and more active than the students of 10 years ago. This evolution of the student experience to a more connected, mobile and active lifestyle has made it harder for schools to connect with them through traditional means
  • Just a quick look at this team and you will find no rookiesSpent my first 6 months building the teamBroad experience across the teamPrivate companies (entrepreneurial)Running large scale organizations (metrics-driven)Development experience includesIn-house developmentManaging subcontracted development relationshipsLot of experience in all functional areasCore of strong operational executionProvide us the ability to focus on longer-term, more strategic issues
  • Just a quick look at this team and you will find no rookiesSpent my first 6 months building the teamBroad experience across the teamPrivate companies (entrepreneurial)Running large scale organizations (metrics-driven)Development experience includesIn-house developmentManaging subcontracted development relationshipsLot of experience in all functional areasCore of strong operational executionProvide us the ability to focus on longer-term, more strategic issues
  • Leverage Mobile Technology In Your District

    1. 1. Blackboard Mobile™ for K-12 – Teaching and Learning Anytime, Anywhere<br />
    2. 2. A Fundamental Shift Is Underway<br />Smartphones are the fastest growing segment in the cell phone market<br />In 2009, Smartphones constituted 30% of devices shipped in mature markets<br />That will grow to a range of 60-80% in mature markets in 2013<br />Early indicators show that mobile technology can benefit instruction<br />Students technology expertise continues to grow<br />
    3. 3. Mobile Devices’ Growing Presence<br />By the year 2020, most people across the world will be using a mobile device as their primary means for connecting to the internet. –Pew Internet and American Life Project<br />The mobile market has over 4 billion subscribers worldwide. –The 2010 Horizon Report, K-12 Edition<br />Since 2005, ownership of portable digital devices has experienced double-digit growth among children ages 4-14. -NPD Group, 2008a <br />30% of children 6-to-9 have their own cell phone.<br /> –Sesame Workshop, 2007<br />
    4. 4. Mobile Devices: Students have access to a variety of electronic devices<br />© Project Tomorrow 2010<br />
    5. 5. The value proposition for mobile learning<br />- Perspectives of parents and educators <br />© Project Tomorrow 2010<br />
    6. 6. Parents’ purchase intent for educational purposes<br />© Project Tomorrow 2010<br />
    7. 7. Today’s student is different than just five years ago<br />Active<br />Connected<br />Mobile<br />
    8. 8. Who Am I?<br />Elementary school students who are average tech users<br />PROFILE<br />25% Use e-mail, IM and text messaging to communicate<br />54% Play online games <br />38% Participate in virtual reality environments<br />32% Share videos, podcasts or photos via the Internet<br />40% Have a cell phone <br />15% Have access to a Smartphone<br />28% Participate on a social network such as Facebook<br />Source: Speak Up Survey (2008)<br />
    9. 9. Who Am I?<br />Middle school students who are average tech user<br />PROFILE<br />80% Own an iPod or MP3 player<br />24% Own a Smartphone<br />46% Communicate with peers online for learning<br />48% Consider reminders and alerts on cell phone about homework and tests a benefit<br />48% Want access to schoolwork from anywhere<br />64% Not interested in what they’re learning<br />Source: Speak Up Survey (2008)<br />
    10. 10. Today’s Mobile Strategies<br />Blackboard Mobile™ solutions are about giving your learners, educators, and community access<br /> to all aspects of the educational experience on their mobile devices.<br />
    11. 11. Blackboard Mobile Central<br />Engage Your Community<br /><ul><li>Deliver Essential Information to All Community Constituents
    12. 12. Uniquely Branded and Customized for Your School or District
    13. 13. Drive Your District’s Mobile Strategy
    14. 14. Join Other Districts in Going Mobile</li></li></ul><li>Blackboard Mobile CentralSchool Chooser<br />
    15. 15. Blackboard Mobile CentralApplication Options<br />
    16. 16. Blackboard Mobile SDK - Dining<br />
    17. 17. Blackboard Mobile Central<br />Common Challenges:<br />Are you struggling to keep students and parents engaged?<br />Are you struggling to communicate critical information to teachers and families?<br />Are you struggling to ensure the resources you invest in are being utilized by the families in your community?<br />Solution: <br />Blackboard Mobile Central Mobile Central is a dynamic communication tool that gives students, parents, and teachers on-demand access to district-wide resources and essential information on the mobile devices <br />they already own.<br />
    18. 18. Engaging the Community<br />Blackboard Mobile Central engages the parents, students, and broader community within the district.<br />So What?<br />Students and parents are more likely to capitalize on resources provided by the district<br />Families and teachers can contact anyone in the district easily<br />Parents can engage and keep track of upcoming events, opportunities, and alerts<br />This involvement can increase graduation rates and enhance student performance.<br />
    19. 19. Blackboard Mobile Learn<br />Enrich the Teaching/Learning Experience<br /><ul><li>Engage students and teachers and increase their productivity by allowing anytime/anywhere access to classes
    20. 20. Enhance course curriculum
    21. 21. Promote collaboration and facilitate team projects</li></li></ul><li>Blackboard Mobile Learn<br />Common Challenges:<br />Are you struggling to keep students engaged?<br />Are you struggling to meet the needs and expectations of millennial students who want to be able to do everything on a mobile device?<br />Solution: <br />Blackboard Mobile Learn extends and enriches the course experience of the Blackboard Learn platform via native applications built for a range of popular mobile devices.<br />
    22. 22. Teacher and Student Efficiency<br />Mobile Learn supports teacher and student efficiency through anytime/anywhere access to course activity.<br />So What?<br />Anytime/anywhere access increases ease of use and promotes increased interaction with the course.<br />Teachers can disseminate information to their students quickly and easily<br />Students perform better the more they participate in their learning. Increased participation promotes success.<br />This can increase student performance, teacher <br />retention rates & student graduation rates at <br />schools.<br />
    23. 23. Enhancing Curriculum<br />Mobile Learn leverages innovative technology to enhance course curriculum.<br />So What?<br />Teachers create content once and deliver it on multiple platforms, allowing them to focus on teaching rather than technology.<br />Students can access much of their Learn content in an engaging and intuitive way via a mobile device<br />This can increase graduation rates, retention and <br />teacher & student satisfaction at schools.<br />
    24. 24. DemonstrationsMobile LearnMobile Central<br />
    25. 25. Blackboard Mobile Learnin K-12: Case Studies<br />
    26. 26. VISION:<br />ELIMINATE GAPS, BUILD EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS, RAISE ACHIEVEMENT, AND PROVIDE RESPONSIVE EDUCATION<br />ACHIEVEMENTS<br /><ul><li>RECEIVED GRANTS TO DO 1:1 iPAD INITIATIVES WITHIN FIVE SCHOOLS
    27. 27. PILOTING MOBILE LEARNING IN FIVE CLASSROOMS IN ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS</li></ul>HOW BLACKBOARD HELPED<br /><ul><li>PROVIDED A MOBILE APPLICATION TO ALLOW FOR A BLENDED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
    28. 28. PROVIDED ANYTIME/ANYWHERE ACCESS TO COURSE CONTENT</li></ul>BLACKBOARD PRODUCTS& SERVICES<br /><ul><li>BLACKBOARD LEARNTM
    29. 29. MANAGED HOSTING
    30. 30. BLACKBOARD CONNECT™
    31. 31. BLACKBOARD MOBILE™ LEARN
    32. 32. BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE™</li></ul>ARLINGTON, VA • 21,000 STUDENTS FROM 126 COUNTRTIES<br />GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 12<br />“Mobile technology is changing the education experience because it’s making students realize that they have more power within their own learning. It’s giving them the flexibility to do things in multiple locations at any time.”<br />Jeannine Richardson, Office of Instructional and Innovative Technologies<br />
    33. 33. VISION:<br />BRING THE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO HANDHELD DEVICES FOR ANYTIME/ANYWHERE ACCESS TO COURSE CONTENT<br />ACHIEVEMENTS<br /><ul><li>PLAN TO BE COMPLETELY WIRELESS WITHIN TWO YEARS
    34. 34. STUDENT EXPERIENCE IS THEIR PRIORITY AND BLACKBOARD MOBILE LEARN ENGAGES STUDENTS AND PARENTS</li></ul>HOW BLACKBOARD HELPED<br /><ul><li>PROVIDED A MOBILE APPLICATION TO ALLOW FOR A BLENDED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
    35. 35. PROVIDED ANYTIME/ANYWHERE ACCESS TO COURSE CONTENT</li></ul>BLACKBOARD PRODUCTS& SERVICES<br /><ul><li>BLACKBOARD LEARNTM
    36. 36. MANAGED HOSTING
    37. 37. BLACKBOARD CONNECT™
    38. 38. BLACKBOARD MOBILE™ LEARN
    39. 39. XYTHOS
    40. 40. BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE™</li></ul>BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NEW YORK • 650 STUDENTS<br />GRADES 9 THROUGH 12<br />“At this point, offering a teaching and learning application on a mobile device is not a reaction, it’s about offering accessibility. It’s one additional avenue for kids and teachers to be able to access their learning environment.”<br />Erika Beasley, CIO and Systems Manager<br />
    41. 41. Take Your District Mobile in 3 Steps<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />Take Learning Mobile Today<br />Blackboard Mobile Learn<br />Purchase an annual license for Blackboard Mobile Learn and simply download the Blackboard Mobile Web Services Building Block so that instantly your students and teachers can access their Blackboard classes and organizations on their mobile devices.<br />Engage Your Community<br />Blackboard Mobile Central<br />Extend mobile to your entire community with Blackboard Mobile Central. This stand-alone app gives your community on-demand access to essential community information, and can be licensed and implemented in a matter of weeks.<br />Integrate Classroom & Community<br />Blackboard Mobile Community<br />Create a unified mobile experience with Blackboard Mobile Community. With a licensed version of Blackboard Mobile Learn bundled with Blackboard Mobile Central, you get a custom-branded app with all of the services your community needs, all in one place.<br />
    42. 42. Future Directions<br />
    43. 43. Learning In the 21st C. - Taking It Mobile<br />This report identifies key findings from the Speak Up 2009 trends report and from interviews with innovative educators who are leveraging mobile devices for learning. Their stories illustrate emerging trends, implementation considerations and strategies for implementing mobile learning initiatives. This report is one of many in a series called Education in the 21st Century sponsored by Project Tomorrow and Blackboard K-12.<br />http://www.blackboard.com/Markets/K-12/Learn-for-K12/Leadership-Views/Education-in-the-21st-Century.aspx<br />
    44. 44. For more information please go to:<br />http://www.blackboard.com/Mobile/Mobile-Learn/K12-Clients.aspx<br />Contact:<br />Todd Schmid, Regional Vice President Blackboard K-12 todd.schmid@blackboard.com<br />Patrick Devlin, Blackboard Vice President Mobile Solutions<br />patrick.devlin@blackboard.com<br />David Small, Blackboard Mobile Evangelist<br />david.small@blackboard.com<br />

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