As promised in my note last week, here are more details on attending BbWorld July 13th-16th in Washington, D.C.
As we announced at the AUC and in follow up communications, registration for all ANGEL clients will be free. You can learn more at www.bbworld.com and if you'd like to register, just enter the following
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I really hope many of you will take us up on this offer to join others in the Blackboard Community for what should be a great opportunity to learn more about the road ahead, get to know more of your peers and have a chance to personally connect with the folks from Blackboard. BbWorld will also provide a good venue for you to see, and judge for yourself, some of the organic improvements (including the advancements in “openness” in Project NG) happening at Blackboard.
We’re also putting together ANGEL-specific resources both for those of you who missed AUC and those of you who joined us in Chicago. Things like:
- Ask the ANGEL Expert resources to answer your questions and provide more information about your existing release as well as moving to 7.4.
- ANGEL staff-led sessions including updated versions of some of the most popular sessions from the AUC in Chicago. Topics include advancements in teaching, learning, and administrative tools, upgrading to ANGEL LMS 7.4, and ANGEL under the hood.
- ANGEL road ahead listening session and discussion on planning process for ANGEL LMS 8.0 and the longer term plan for bringing the best of both ANGEL and Blackboard together in Project NG.
The free registration offer extends to the Blackboard Developers Conference (DevCon) which immediately follows BbWorld from July 16-17. The annual gathering of the Blackboard client developer community, DevCon is a great place to learn about the latest efforts to customize and extend the platform.
Again, I hope you’ll give BbWorld a good look and consider taking us up on the free registration offer. There’s no substitute for the personal interactions and information sharing that goes on at these kinds of events. That’s particularly true at such an important time as this when you’re processing a lot of new information and drawing your own conclusions about the future.
As you consider making plans to attend, I encourage you to engage with other BbWorld attendees on Twitter (#bbworld09), Facebook and through a BbWorld 2009 Discussion Group.
See you in DC.
President of Blackboard Learn