#BbWorld14 Notes – Blackboard Product Development State of the Union


Presenter: Gary Lang (@garylang), Blackboard
Date/Time: Thu, July 17, 2014, 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: San Polo 3403

Description: Following Blackboard’s corporate keynote, this session will provide more specific information about Blackboard’s long term vision for product development



Trends Driving Changes in Education

  • Education is truly global
  • Non-traditional learners
  • Consumer preferences/alternative models
  • Learner centric education
  • Big-data in the mainstream
  • Online and mobile everywhere

Moving from a little “t” to a big “T”

  • Technology culture, developed product technology affinities
  • Key Trends

    World-class foundation teams formed

    • Architecture Team
    • Core Mobile Services

    • Engineering Services
    • Integration Services
    • User Experience