Blackboard adds iPhone and mobile web platform to its product suite

With its acquisition of Terriblyclever Design LLC, which makes a suite of iPhone and mobile web applications for education called MobilEdu, Blackboard has taken a major step in its efforts to support students’ mobile lifestyle, reports MobilEdu allows schools to deliver a rich set of campus life services and content to mobile devices, uniquely branded for each institution, to better connect current students, parents, faculty, prospective students, and alumni to the campus experience in a way that wasn’t possible before. With an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, or other device with a mobile web browser, MobilEdu users can navigate course catalogs and campus maps, eMail professors and classmates, and get real-time updates on their course schedules, campus events, news, and sports teams. San Francisco-based Terriblyclever was started by a group of students who worked with Stanford University to build iStanford, a set of iPhone applications to support campus life. Terriblyclever also has developed iPhone and mobile web campus applications for Duke University, Medical College of Georgia, Texas A&M University, and several other institutions…

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