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What to Expect at the Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference Asia 2019

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In a few weeks we will host our annual Teaching and Learning Conference Asia (TLC Asia), and for the first time it will be hosted in Seoul, South Korea on October 15-16. 

Blackboard held its first TLC ten years ago in the UK and it has steadily expanded to include additional TLCs around the globe since then, gaining a unique reputation amongst educators.  As previous TLC attendees can attest to, it’s the ideal platform for our clients to discuss future trends, share best practices, network with peers and discover the latest in education technology. 

Technology has the power to transform the education landscape, from the way students learn to where they are physically located when they consume educational material.  At TLC Asia 2019, attendees can look forward to discussions on issues that are most relevant to Asia, identifying the successes in both mature and emerging markets within the region and how innovation might be applied in those that are newer in nature.

Student Engagement and Success Is the Key to the Future

As we enter a technology era known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, digital disruption is ensuring institutions look beyond imparting hard skills and instead focus on skills the students of today need to be successful in the future workforce.  Institutions are increasingly holding themselves accountable not only for student completion of courses, but also for improving their outcomes, enhancing their employability and ensuring pathways to success.  Providing learners with the ability to develop the right skills and attributes that are needed to prepare them to be job ready is critical in today’s market.  Join keynote speaker Dr. Sanghoon Bae from the Sungkyunkwan University as he shares with TLC attendees insights on how student engagement and success looks in the Korean higher education sector.

Cloud deployment brings endless possibilities

We are seeing whole industries move to cloud computing and higher education is no different.  Institutions can clearly see the benefits – lower costs, faster delivery of features and enhancements, zero downtime updates – and it makes sense to adjust the way their LMS is deployed.  An EdTech platform that is integrated is the next step for institutions to consider: scalability, robustness and the same look-and-feel throughout different solutions and devices for an enhanced and more engaging user experience.  Blackboard’s executives will share during keynote presentations how a move to the cloud could benefit your institution.

These are just a few topics that we will discuss in October at TLC Asia 2019.  We’ve closely collaborated with clients from top institutions across the region to create a program that we believe reinforces our reputation as an innovative industry leader.  You will also hear from Blackboard leaders about what’s next in our roadmap, our commitment to the Asia Pacific region and the continued investments we are making to support you, our clients in delivering a world-class online experience to your teachers and students.

See you in Seoul!

Discover more about TLC Asia 2019 at http://bbtlcasia.com/


Philip Murray, Regional Vice President of Asia, Blackboard

Philip is passionate about how education and technology converge, and how innovative technologies have supported institutions worldwide to build a better education globally. This is a core theme in Philip’s career and he has presented and written about this subject across Asia over the last 15 years. Philip is the current Regional Vice President of Asia at Blackboard and was previously Regional Manager at SkillSoft Asia.  Philip works with regional thought leaders and is often in discussions on how education technology companies like Blackboard can help develop and implement learning strategies to achieve outcomes such as improved student learning, increased student engagement, faculty efficiencies and successful mobile learning.

Combined with his love for travel and technology, Philip enjoys his regional role and the opportunity to discuss education technology in some superb locations in Asia.