The University of Manchester, the co-host of BbWorld Europe ’08, was featured in an article published this week by Crain’s Manchester Business. The university implemented the Blackboard Learning System and will make its features – including SafeAssign – available to 13,000 students next month, and then plans, over the course of the year, to roll out access to all of its 40,000 students.
The strategic project manager for teaching and learning at U of M, Sarah Morgan, is quoted in the Crain’s article. While providing reasoning for Manchester’s use of Blackboard software, she cites an interesting fact that exemplifies the seemingly exponential growth of the student population in the UK during the last decades:
“The whole of the UK had as many students in the 1960s as Manchester University has today. That’s good but it means we are chock-a-block with students, and it’s challenging to meet the needs of so many.
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