Becoming a TxDLA Ambassador Partner:
Marci Powell, Polycom
|Becoming a TxDLA Ambassador Partner:
Jennifer Hicks, LifeSize
AMBASSADOR PARTNERS ($15,000 & above)
Around the globe, Blackboard is helping to improve every aspect of the education experience. Clients are partnering with our consulting services, using our technology, and leveraging our Student Services, to reach more students in immediate, personalized new ways. They are helping their educators become more effective. Keeping everyone informed, involved, collaborating together, and meeting the high expectations of today’s learners. And they’re doing it in a cost-effective way that helps to sustain services and programs, even as outcomes are improved over time—finally, the new generation of education is here.
We can help you:
* Stand up new online/hybrid programs
* Develop Marketing and Strategic Planning for new programs
* Develop targeted Recruitment and Lead Generation campaigns
* Improve individual and institutional performance
* Develop and implement a range of Retention Remediation efforts
* Make teaching and learning more effective—in the classroom and beyond
* Take the education experience mobile
* Streamline the Admissions, Financial Aid, Enrollment processes
* Reach your community with important information anytime, anywhere
* Make more informed decisions and improve outcomes
* Offer a more engaging, interactive, individualized learning experience
* Make life on and off-campus more convenient and secure
* Deliver services and experiences that meet the new expectations of learners
Contact: Andy Wisner, 512.481.0802, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cisco Systems is more than the leading provider of network infrastructure for Education. Visit us to discover how Cisco’s portfolio of solutions can be applied throughout the campus to help you build secure collaborative environments in areas that include:
-Campus Safety – Unify voice, video, data and wireless communications to connect with emergency services and community safety agencies to improve prevention, deterrence, detection and response.
-Virtual Classroom – Engage a wider student audience in a rich online interactive classroom with Cisco WebEx web conferencing that can deliver real-time instruction and multi-media educational content over the network.
-Campus-wide Wireless Connectivity – Provide secure wireless network access to students, faculty, staff and guests so they can access the network at anytime and from anywhere.
-Collaborative Research – Learn how to connect your research facility to hundreds of other colleges and universities, as well as the National Science Foundation, Department of Education, NASA and many international education and research networks.
Contact: John Morgan, 913.709.4913, email@example.com
LifeSize is a pioneer and world leader in big-definition video collaboration. Designed to make video conferencing truly universal, our full range of open standards-based systems offer enterprise-class, IT-friendly technologies that enable genuine human interaction over any distance. Founded in 2003 and acquired by Logitech in 2009, LifeSize, with its committed to relentless innovation, continues to extend the highest-quality video conferencing capabilities to anyone anywhere. As a founding member the the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF), LifeSize partners with leading technology companies to enable interoperability of leading hardware and software solutions. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with regional offices throughout Europe and Asia Pacific and a network of over 1500 channel partner.
Contact: Jordan Caulfield, 512.240.2722, firstname.lastname@example.org
Polycom is the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we're pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.
Contact: Frank Crone, 512.466.4214, email@example.com
GOLD PARTNERS ($6,000-$9,999)
Established in 1987, Data Projections is a leader in unified communications solutions that keep people simply connected. We provide state-of-the-art technology solutions and support to create classrooms that encourage collaborative learning to develop essential skills students need for their future. We continue to innovate and lead the way in expert audio visual engineering and design, unified collaboration, managed services and technology training.
Contact: Robby Turner, 210.598.5910, firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Resources, Inc. is a full service company with expertise in sales, service, programming, consulting, design, and system integration. We represent the finest manufacturers with products that support a variety of industry markets including: Broadcast, Education, Enterprise, Government, House of Worship, Live Event, Medical, Production, and Post-Production.Our corporate office is located in Southlake, Texas which is centrally located between all the major cities in the South Central Region of the United States.
We believe that the success of our clients determines to a great extent the success of Digital Resources.Our role in our client’s success is driven by providing quality solutions and services in a timely and efficient manner.
Digital Resources is at your service!
Contact: Nanette Cook, 866.823.6328, email@example.com
OneVision Solutions distance learning video communication systems and services are available through the Texas DIR purchasing contract. From video network engineering, system deployment, project management and ongoing service and maintenance, OneVision is your one-stop-shop for videoconferencing. OneVision Solutions is an authorized reseller for Cisco (Master Telepresence), Direct Packet Research & Polycom (Ambassador Partner).
Contact: Brian Houts, 972.580.8345, firstname.lastname@example.org
For over 14 years VBrick has been the recognized leader in Enterprise Streaming Video, offering the industry’s only turnkey IP Video solution. With VBrick, you can capture live and on-demand video content and distribute it over any network, to anyone, on any device, anywhere. It's no wonder so many corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, and healthcare institutions worldwide use our high quality, scalable streaming video solutions. VBrick brings together all the key elements of a streaming video solution in one integrated ecosystem, including Video Capture, Management, Distribution, and Display. VBrick’s management system can serve as the core of a seamless, enterprise-wide solution, dramatically simplifying the installation and administration of an end-to-end solution while enhancing the user experience.
Contact: John Copeland, 832.867.9397, email@example.com
Visionality, (Designs That Compute) is an audiovisual company that emphasizes videoconferencing. Since we entered the videoconferencing space we have focused on distance learning, serving many of the school districts, regional service centers and institutes of higher education in the state of Texas. With the evolution of videoconferencing, our skills have been even more valuable in the Unified Communications space. Our background in infrastructure, along with our skills in audio and visual make us the logical choice to help with UC projects. We can assist in the classroom and the boardroom and everything that connects the two.
Contact: Howard Barnett, 214.276.0124, firstname.lastname@example.org
SILVER PARTNERS ($3,000-$5,999)
Dallas Learning Solutions continues its legacy as a premier producer of dynamic faculty generated content that complements the needs of today’s learner. We partner with faculty to engage, excite, and excel all students in a supportive manner by offering a means for deeper engagement resulting in individual student success.
Contact: Cristin Thomas, 972.669.6651, email@example.com
I-2-I Technologies is a Texas-based service provider and value-added reseller of integrated technology solutions with offices in Dallas, Houston, Tyler, and Waco. I-2-I specializes in providing complete turn-key solutions that fully support the educational and distance learning needs of instructors and students by providing comprehensive support of both the network and the application.
Contact: Chris Harmon, 972.422.9292, firstname.lastname@example.org
At LoudCloud, we fundamentally believe that understanding behaviors improves teaching and learning. LoudCloud is an easy-to-use, intuitive, and personalized portfolio of learning and teaching products powered by behavioral analytics which enables educators to be effective in a highly collaborative environment.Our solutions are engineered from the ground up to maximize student retention, facilitate adaptive education, and ensure student & teacher success/improve outcomes.
Contact: Rhonda Blackburn, 979.255.0289, email@example.com
Sonic Foundry, the world leader in lecture capture, will showcase the radical new developments and features of Mediasite 6.0 2013 and beyond. is the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting solutions, providing video content management and distribution for education, business and government. Powered by the patented Mediasite webcasting platform and webcast services of Mediasite Events, the company empowers people to advance how they share knowledge online, using video webcasts to bridge time and distance, enhance learning outcomes and improve performance.
Contact: Victoria Dade, 609.338.8037, firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas A&M-Kingsville seeks to provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs for students of all ages through a judicious blend of liberal and career education programs. TAMUK is dedicated to serving an ethnically and culturally diverse population. The University is committed to its mission of teaching, research, and service in South Texas for the advancement of knowledge and of regional development. The College of Education and Human Performance prepares professionals for positions of responsibility and leadership in a global society. Faculty and staff are dedicated to enabling students to attain high academic, professional, and ethical standards that promote student achievement and lifelong learning.
Contact: Dr. Marybeth Green, 361.593.2598, email@example.com
BRONZE PARTNERS ($1,000-$2,999)
Discover the Island University, the only university in the nation located on its own island at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast. Offering more than 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, our students learn from faculty who engage in cutting-edge research and serve the greater community. Our expertise ranges from conserving the Gulf of Mexico, to publishing national research on energy, sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a first-choice destination.
Contact: http://prospect.tamucc.edu//index.html, 1.800.4.TAMUCC, firstname.lastname@example.org