asknet Solutions AG and Blackboard promote digital learning environments in the DACH region

June 07, 2021

Join the webinar with Annabell Busch of Blackboard and Petter Nyman of asknet on June 10, 2021, at 9:30am CEST

June 7, 2021, Karlsruhe (Germany) – asknet Solutions AG and the leading EdTech company Blackboard Inc. have launched a series of proactive sales and marketing campaigns as part of their sales partnership. The clear aim is to increase the footprint of Blackboard and its leading products in the German-speaking region. Since November 2020, asknet is the strategic partner for reselling Blackboard's leading software and services in the German-speaking DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). In the coming weeks and months, both partners will host or sponsor a series of events, starting with a webinar on June 10, 2021.

The partnership started at a turning point for academic institutions, as fundamental change in the way learning is organized today is needed to meet the challenges ahead. Ultimately, the Corona pandemic ruthlessly exposed the digital deficits in the education sector. Many existing student portals in German-speaking countries have revealed themselves to be technically outdated and unsuitable for digital education. After all, the requirements for learning nowadays go far beyond the digital extension of physical courses to static digital platforms. Without a state-of-the-art learning environment that makes full use of the vast possibilities of today’s digital world and provides usability and structure based on a full learning ecosystem, frustration and failure is the result.

Consequently, the number of students dropping out of their student programs is rising sharply. According to a study by DZHW (Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung GmbH) almost 32% of students currently leave their bachelor's degree program before completing it. This contrasts with a society and economy that lacks qualified specialists.

To reduce dropout rates, make learning more efficient, and bring more structure and fun to everyday learning, Blackboard is offering a comprehensive digital learning environment that is fully cloud-based and easily scalable, unlike self-hosted open source solutions as well as most competing solutions. The product ecosystem is built on microservices and a data platform along with a modern interface for a true digital learning experience.

Blackboard Learn, with its modern, intuitive and fully responsive user interface, as well as its advanced integration framework and programming interface, provides a simpler, more powerful and therefore more future-proof teaching and learning experience than traditional learning management systems (LMS). Blackboard Collaborate enables an engaging, personalized, and pedagogically innovative experience for learners within a virtual classroom setting. Blackboard Ally stands out because it enables inclusivity while also allowing integration within existing learning environments to provide access to every student. With its cutting-edge solutions beyond the traditional learning management system, Blackboard solutions can also be tailored to meet the needs of customers outside of the academic world, such as corporate training and development programs.

Have we sparked your interest? Then join us at our free-of-charge webinar:

June 10, 2021, at 9:30am CEST
Blackboard x asknet Webinar

KI + Analytics + Bildung 4.0 = Student Retention…ein Blick in die Zukunft
“Wie neue Technologien uns helfen, das Engagement von Lernenden zu steigern und Studienabbrüche zu verhindern” (German only)

Annabell Busch of Blackboard and Petter Nyman of asknet Solution will discuss with you, how you can decrease student retention and increase student engagement. The webinar will be held on June 10, 2021, at 9:30am CEST.

Please register here (German only)

We are also looking forward to meeting you at the following EdTech conferences:

About asknet Solutions AG
asknet Solutions AG, founded in 1995, is a leading procurement, e-commerce and payment specialist focusing on the academic universe. The company offers software procurement and sales services for European academic institutions, including professors, students and alumni. The procurement portals offered by asknet are used by more than 80% of German universities of higher education. asknet Solutions AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Ticker: ASKN; ISIN: DE000A2E3707).

General Contact
Magda Gajny

Sales Contact
Petter Nyman
+49(0)151 24 25 29 80