|Blackboard Adds Multimedia Content from NBC News to the Blackboard Learn Platform|
Thursday October 8, 2009
Digital Content and Supplemental Resources Help Bring Courses to Life
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB), a global leader in education technology, announced today that a wealth of multimedia content from NBC News - covering decades of historic and current events - is now accessible to educators and students through the Blackboard Learn(TM) platform.
Through a partnership with NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, thousands of K-12 and postsecondary institutions in North America now have access to NBC News Archives on Demand, enabling them to more effectively engage 21st century learners with digital content directly in their online courses.
With this unique resource, educators can easily search for instructionally relevant content about real world events - including audio, text and short-form video files - that can be embedded directly into courses on the Blackboard system to enrich the learning experience in a wide variety of subject areas.