This conference is the first in the Middle East to bring together the CE and Vista user communities with users of the Blackboard Learning System, to network and share best practices, discuss product news and direction, and learn implementation and upgrade lessons and tips that can be brought back to home institutions and enacted immediately.
There will be 33 user presentations, six workshops and a Blackboard Certified Trainer Program. Other program highlights include:
- Opening remarks by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Education and Chancellor Higher Colleges of Technology
- Keynote address by Michael Chasen, Blackboard President and CEO
- An Executive Forum attended by leaders from higher education institutions
The Khaleej Times online recently reported on the conference and an important development for the Blackboard Academic Suite, which probably will be one of the main topics of conversation amongst attendees: the release of right-to-left language support. Blackboard software now can better serve speakers of Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi and other languages that are read from right to left.
If you’re attending the conference and blogging about your experiences, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy the conference!