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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."

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Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. We challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern-day learner and the institutions that serve them. In partnership with our customers and partners in higher education and K-12 as well as corporations and government agencies around the world, our mission is to help every learner achieve their full potential by inspiring a passion for lifelong learning. For more information about Blackboard, follow us on Twitter @Blackboard.

Source: Blackboard Inc.