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Blackboard Acquisition may Solidify Gilfus Education Group Prediction of an Enterprise Education Platform

Reactions about the Blackboard acquisition from students and recent graduates at the Gilfus Education Group’s Education Research Center at George Mason University were mostly positive. Lauren Heimburg, a recent graduate with bachelor’s degrees in both mathematics and psychology from the University of Virginia provided the following insights: “I think Blackboard’s acquisition will cause UVA to intensify its focus on online learning initiatives in order to remain competitive in coming years. Enterprise Education Platforms can improve colleges and universities by enabling them to provide more efficient systems and facilities to their students and faculty and by simplifying their internal operations.”

Blackboard Inc. may execute against Education Industry Prediction and Gilfus Education Group Strategic Whitepaper

The acquisition could result in a single provider of academic and administrative systems for the Higher Education Market and has the potential to bring to life the Gilfus Education Group prediction and elements of a Gilfus Education Group strategic whitepaper called: "Intelligence Emerges from an Enterprise Education Platform" and proposes a reduction in cost of technology fragmentation.