The following post is written by guest blogger Kenneth Rogers. Kenneth has served as the Blackboard Administrator at University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) for the past three years.  With over 7 years in the E-Learning Industry, Kenneth has a passion for emerging technologies and seeing how technology can enhance education.

Almost three years ago, I was at Blackboard World in DC with a co-worker when Blackboard Mobile was first unveiled.  As soon as we returned to San Antonio, we continued the dialogue with the Mobile team and proceeded with the first phase of UIW Mobile.

A short three months after we signed our agreement, UIW v.1.0 was live in the Apple App Store. Download our app to check it out here: Android: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.blackboard.android.central.incarnate&hl=en Blackberry: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/6768 iOS: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/uiw/id347428414?mt=8# Others: http://m.uiwtx.edu/ Join me (@KRogersSA) and Trent Gillaspie (@TrentBbMobile), Mobile Solutions Manager for Blackboard Mobile at BbWorld 2012 for a joint discussion about about why UIW first decided to go mobile and why we have continued our mobile initiative.  We will also chat about how Blackboard Mobile has helped us take our mobile strategy to the next level (and continues to help us).

Most importantly, we will unveil the ROI we have seen from licensing both Blackboard Mobile Learn and Mobile Central. As UIW has continued to build our mobile presence and we are preparing Phase 5 of our App, our relationship with Blackboard Mobile has proven to be invaluable.

But, this session will help show all attendees – current Blackboard Mobile customers or not – the importance of mobility and the cost savings to Blackboard Mobile. I hope you join me and Trent at our session at BbWorld 2012 in New Orleans.  BbWorld is an integral part of my personal and professional development.  The relationships, conversations and presentations at Blackboard World are why I go each year.

If you won’t go for these reasons, at least come for the food in New Orleans and Client Appreciation Party! Stay tuned for more coming attractions from Client Presenters and visit the BbWorld Program for more information.

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