Join us in the Blackboard Session at eLearning Forum Asia 2014.

Please note that even if you have registered for eLFA, you will still need to RSVP for this session as we will be providing catering within the session


Venue: B1, Department of Engineering Science Building, National Cheng Kung University

Address: No 1, University Road, Tainan City | Map & Walking Directions here.

Time: 9.00AM - 12.00 Noon

We are bringing in Blackboard Solutions Experts into eLFA to share with you the latest trends and technologies that these top universities are using to engage students and  enhance the educational experience by giving students and educators more ways to stay engaged online—both in and outside of the classroom in a cost effective way.


9.30AM        Introducing a Better Blackboard Learn (LMS) - Shaping What's Next
Speakers: Jason Tan, Regional Manager, Blackboardr; Glen Philpott, Director, Education Services, Blackboard
Blackboard is leading the vision with initiatives and innovations to improve education especially with our APAC community. As online programs continue to grow—both in size and relevance—institutions are also  seeking reliability and scalability. Find out how we have refocus on core foundations and how our Learning Management System is making a difference for students and faculty.

10.00AM    Creating a Rich & Collaborative Learning Environment

Speaker: Lindsey Collins, Platform Specialist, Blackboard Collaborate
Students have changed. Are you changing with them? Are you meeting your students' learning expectations in a digital world? The goal of every institution is for students to be more engaged and more connected to their institutions and their courses. Lindsey will talk about 'Blackboard Collaborate which is our collaborative solution which supports synchronous learning, blending learning and flipped classroom models.

Blackboard Collaborate is a live and online collaboration platform designed for education by educators. Providing virtual classrooms to facilitate highly effective and engaging online instruction, as well as informal collaboration and administrative meetings. Giving today’s active learners the interaction they want with live participation in classes and meetings on their mobile devices. Integrations with multiple LMS applications providing a seamless experience through teaching and learning.

10.30AM    Morning Tea Break

11.00AM    Mobile Marketing Best Practices -  Current & Prospective Students

Speaker: Michael Chye, Platform Specialist, Blackboard Mobile
Michael will share how you can integrate a modern mobile solution into your marketing mix, and improve your local and international recruitment and enrollment strategy. Mosaic will support your new communications and outreach campaign and is the only solution that pairs the value of a web-based management system to create the best app for your community – in a matter of hours, not months.

11.30AM    Why Data Analytics Matters
Speaker: Nicole Wall, Senior Consultant, Blackboard Analytics
Often Higher Education clients are too busy dealing with operational matters to step back and act strategically.  The recent advent of both institutional and learning analytics has given universities the opportunity to undertake this strategic direction as a catalyst for continual improvement.  No longer are decisions made based on just a mixture of qualitative and antidotal evidence but rather accurate multi-dimensional quantitative data.
Often the Business Intelligence strategy is driven solely towards management reporting with improvement being driven top down.  During this presentation Nicole will discuss a holistic BI approach that positively impacts all constituents and how to overcome the typical impediments to driving successful outcomes.