As we recover from last week’s BbWorld 2010 whirlwind, we’d like to take a moment to highlight a great accomplishment as Blackboard was recently featured on the Dominican Republic’s presidential blog. At this year’s Virtual Educa conference, held at Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), Blackboard’s International President, Juan Lucca, hosted a workshop for attendees on “How to Achieve the Campus of the 21st century: Mobile Technology and Education of Today with Blackboard Connect and Blackboard Mobile” (“Cómo lograr el campus del siglo XXI: tecnología móvil y educación de hoy con Blackboard Connect y Blackboard Mobile”). In leading the discussion, Lucca spoke on the importance of providing “equitable access to secondary and higher education” to students of Latin American countries by “reducing socio-economic and ethnic inequities,” while focusing on the most important goals in education. More importantly, Lucca said, as mobile computing steadily gains prominence within educational space, Latin American institutions can overcome significant challenges to best serve and meet the increasingly digital needs of students by utilizing tools such as Blackboard Connect and Blackboard Mobile.
To read more from President Fernandez, check out his official web site and blog.