Under the agreement, the project will deliver K12′s adaptive courses through Blackboard Learn. K12′s curriculum, which currently caters to K-12 students, uses interactive demonstrations and animations, CDs and videos, printed books with lots of illustrations, hands-on materials for experiments, online discussions, and assessments to test mastery of a subject.
Community colleges spend $2 billion a year on remediation with very modest success.
“This partnership is about using technology to create a more engaging and effective experience for remediation courses that can be used at any institution that is facing a challenge in this area,” said Ray Henderson, president of Blackboard Learn.
The project is expected to launch in 2011.