Blackboard Expands Presence in Latin America Local Partnership Will Help Drive Use of Education Technology and Services

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. has expanded its presence in Latin America through a strategic local partnership, the company announced today. The partnership with Quanam, an international consulting services firm, will enable the company to help higher education institutions, government agencies and corporations in Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Bolivia and Paraguay support online teaching and learning, drive technology-enabled services, and increase enrollment and student retention.

With local offices in Santiago, Lima and Montevideo, Quanam will work with Blackboard to provide greater access to the company's online learning, mobile learning, Web collaboration, mass notification and learning analytics products throughout the region.

Blackboard products are currently being used in hundreds of higher education and government organizations throughout Latin America for online learning, mobile learning and Web collaboration. This partnership will expand the offered products and services in the region, giving institutions access to a wider range of advanced options to engage students.

"Latin America has seen a growing demand for learning technologies, particularly with changing student preferences and evolving accreditation processes," said Michael Chasen, president, CEO and co-founder of Blackboard. "Working with Quanam will allow us to help more institutions meet their needs with the best in education technology and services."

For more information about Blackboard, please visit http://www.blackboard.com/.

About Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard Inc. is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day. Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. Founded in 1997, Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Blackboard represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release. Actual results may differ materially as a result of various important factors. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company's views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.  

SOURCE Blackboard Inc.



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