AUSTIN, TX, United States, via ETELIGIS INC., 07/31/2014 – – Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: SIBE), (www.siblinggroup.com) (the "Company"), an educational technology holding company, announced today that its Blended Schools Network ("BSN") division has joined the Blackboard Partnerships™ Program as a Blackboard Signature Partner™. Blackboard Inc. is a leading education technology provider that is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. Through this effort all BSN content courses, units and lessons will be available to schools and districts that use Blackboard’s teaching and learning environment.
The education market has experienced a distinct shift as schools and districts pursue complete solutions to their online education needs. The delivery of the Blended Schools Network content through Blackboard’s teaching and learning environment will help create a complete online education solution for schools. Under the terms of the Agreement, the Blackboard K12 Team members will demo, promote and/or evangelize the Blended Schools Network content and reference its value to teaching and learning within the Blackboard solutions.
"The Blackboard partnership announced today represents a catalytic growth event for Sibling," stated Jed Friedrichsen, the Company’s Chief Academic Officer and one of the founding members of BSN. "We have worked with Blackboard since 2004 and this new partnership is a great testimonial of the success of our ongoing relationship."
The partnership was first introduced at BbWorld®, the company’s annual user-conference held earlier this month. As a Blackboard Signature Partner, the BSN team will engage in strategic business, educational and joint marketing activities.
"As many schools are making the transition to new state standards and blended learning environments, it is incredibly important that there are tools that make the finding, curating and sharing content simple and intuitive," said Mark Belles, senior vice president of K-12 at Blackboard. "We couldn’t be more excited to expand our longstanding relationship with Blended Schools Network to do just that. Together, we will work to help schools and districts have an even better teaching and learning experience and set students up for success."
About Sibling Group Holdings, Inc.: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: SIBE), through its wholly owned subsidiary Blended Schools Network (BSN), provides benchmark quality online curriculum for the K-12 marketplace, complete hosted course authoring tools, professional development for teachers and a learning management system (LMS) environment. Sibling Group Holdings is focused on pursuing market expansion and new product development to meet the global trend towards leveraging educational technology to improve student performance.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning the plans and expectations of Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. and its success within the Blackboard Partnerships™ Program as a Blackboard Signature Partner™. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, that the anticipated benefits of the integration within Blackboard Partnerships™ Program may not be realized. More information about potential factors that could affect our business and financial results is included under the captions, "Risk Factors" in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
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