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Calhoun Manager Named To Blackboard MVP Program

June 21, 2017

Chris Alexander, Digital Media & Distance Learning Manager at Calhoun Community College, was selected to participate in the Blackboard MVP Program. Run by education technology leader Blackboard Inc., the program consists of faculty members, administrators, educators, and instructional designers who have proven themselves as leaders in the education technology community. They regularly demonstrate expertise in Blackboard technologies, share their expertise with other clients, and actively share feedback with Blackboard on the company’s products and services.

Members of the Blackboard MVP Program are selected through a competitive application process and possess the following qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable: MVPs stand out as experts in either technical aspects or application of Blackboard technologies.
  • Engaged: MVPs demonstrate leadership in the community and foster a collaborate community of users by volunteering to present, lead and share readily.
  • Accessible: MVPs represent the voice of the community and openly share feedback with Blackboard. They are accessible to help other clients in a timely manner.
  • Collaborative: MVPs are committed to answering questions, sharing best practices, knowledge of Blackboard products and their expertise with the educational community. They work with their fellow Blackboard users to improve the application of Blackboard technologies for the benefit of all users and education overall.

Members of the Blackboard MVP Program receive exclusive access to professional development trainings and are invited to private product briefings and roadmap sessions with Blackboard executives. They will also share their expertise by answering questions and assisting other users on the Blackboard Community site and through their own personal blogs, Blackboard blogs, social media, Tweetups, virtual office hours and more. 

“I am proud to welcome our newest MVPs and recognize their commitment to sharing knowledge and best practices around educational technology with the larger education community,” said Bill Ballhaus, Chairman, CEO and President of Blackboard. “Blackboard MVPs are truly helping improve the learning experience and addressing important challenges in education.”

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