Blackboard Launches Solution to Improve Developmental Education

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Blackboard Inc. today announced the official launch of Blackboard Developmental Education™ (Blackboard DevEd), an innovative approach aimed at improving student outcomes and increasing completion rates in an area where many institutions have struggled. The solution, which was first piloted by several institutions in the fall, now includes built-in assessment and analytics tools that enable course instructors to further personalize their instruction. B

At the pilot institutions, 91 percent of participating students said they were satisfied with the overall course and 75 percent rated the online course as more engaging than a traditional course. Several of the pilot institutions have extended their use of the solution, with enrollments in some cases doubling for the spring semester.

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