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Wilmington University Launches Blackboard Mobile Learning Application

Smartphone Interactive Teaching and Learning Experience is Powered by Blackboard

Wilmington University today announced the availability of Blackboard Mobile Learn, a mobile application that brings two-way teaching and learning to mobile devices and gives students full access to their course information directly from their smartphones. With elegant, intuitive applications designed specifically for the iOS and Android mobile platforms, students can check grades and assignments, view documents, create discussion posts, and much more. Instructors can also post announcements and upload content to their courses.

Students and faculty will also be able to check any of the Blackboard Organizations they are enrolled in. Organizations, which were introduced mid-September 2012, provide an easy way for WU clubs, committees, cohorts and other groups to have a virtual meeting space in Blackboard.

Students, educators, and staff can download the app through the App Store and Google Play. iOS and Android devices on all carriers and networks will be eligible to use the application which is now available. Once users have downloaded the app, they can elect to subscribe for $1.99 for one year of access, or pay a one-time fee of $5.99 for unlimited access. The app was developed by Blackboard Mobile, a division of education technology company Blackboard Inc.  “With our focus on rapid development and innovation, we’re committed to being a leader in mobile learning and education,” said Kayvon Beykpour, Vice President of Blackboard Mobile. “We're making big investments to continue innovating our mobile learning tools. We're excited to see how instructors and students will use our content-creation tools to interact with their courses from their mobile devices in new and interesting ways.”

Dr. Sallie Reissman, Senior Director of Online Learning and Educational Technology, said, “Mobile Learning from any cellular network is a true step forward in giving our students the ability to access their courses from anywhere, anytime. This flexible option will help to enrich learning outside the classroom. Many students already bring their smartphones and/or tablets with them wherever they go. This application extends the classroom so you can learn whether you’re on the go, on campus, waiting at the airport, or at home.”

For more information about Wilmington University’s Blackboard Mobile Learn application, please visit: wilmu.edu/onlinelearning/blackboard_mobile.aspx

About Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a private, nonprofit university committed to offering flexible and career-oriented undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs while maintaining small class sizes, individualized attention and affordable tuition. For more information, contact Wilmington University at 302-356-INFO (4636) or toll free 877-967-5464, via email at infocenter@wilmu.edu or visit our website at www.wilmu.edu.

Published: Monday, October 22, 2012 - New Castle, DE