Monday, February 7, 2011

The Next Big Thing in Digital Education: The Blackboard and McGraw-Hill Higher Education Partnership

Readers - Here is a great resource for those of you who are interested in "the next big thing in digital education". :) Enjoy!

Millennial Professor
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

The Next Big Thing in Digital Education: The Blackboard and McGraw-Hill 
Higher Education Partnership
Thursday, February 17th @ 
2:00pm Eastern

The evolution of mobile and digital technology has reached its next milestone 
within education – interactive, digital content – only a few, simple clicks away. 
Recent data shows that Amazon sold more eBooks than printed. And, the 
increasing popularity of smart devices and mobile tablets (iPads) enable quick 
and effortless, mobile consumption of content. The confluence of these 
technologies with education is leading educators to the next frontier in how 
they use technology in the classrooms. The next big thing in digital education 
will allow educators to pull content – eTexts, video, labeling exercises, and more 
- from proven learning object repositories directly into their courses with just 
two or three clicks.

During this insightful webinar, Katie Blot, Senior Vice President of Consulting 
at Blackboard and a former CIO at the U.S. Department of Education, will lead 
the conversation on technology changes within education and how 
technology can:
  • Shape the daily lives of educators and learners
  • Promote student success, educator efficiency and thriving institutions
Plus, take a look inside Blackboard and McGraw-Hill’s new, integrated solution. 
The solution makes McGraw-Hill Connect®, a leading homework management 
system in the publishing industry, and McGraw-Hill CreateTM, a tool to create 
custom textbooks and eBooks, accessible from within the Blackboard LearnTM 
Platform. It represents the deepest, state-of-the-art integration of 
publisher content within a learning management system, to date. This 
Webinar is sponsored by Blackboard and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher 
Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Blackboard.

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