A total of 45 University lecturers from the Faculties of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health and Sliven Affiliate of MU - Varna have accomplished their training for working with Blackboard - one of the most widely used e-Learning platforms worldwide.
The implementation of the Blackboard Learning System as a supplementary part of student training at Varna Medical University is carried out under a project, entitled "Development of Electronic Forms of Distance Learning in the System of MU - Varna", under OP Human Resources Development, which was started last year at the higher school. During the first two stages a centralized e-storage and electronic and multimedia manuals were developed. Academic staff training - the final stage of the project has already been accomplished, whereas the ultimate aim of the platform implementation is all members of the academic staff at the University to apply its methods in student training.
Blackboard is a global leader in software development in training and communication, and the statistics show that the platform is being used by 70% of the universities in the USA, 80% of the universities in the UK and almost all universities in the Netherlands.