EdTech Accepts Blackboard’s Catalyst Award at the BbWorld Conference, New Orleans, LA. October 4th, 2017 | Posted in Innovations Newsletter, Uncategorized Carlos Guevara, George Rosa and David Dos Santos accept the Blackboard Catalyst Award from William Ballhaus, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Blackboard, Inc.. All the winners of the Blackboard Catalyst awards are called to the stage at the BbWorld conference in New Orleans, LA. and presented by William Ballhaus and Katie Blot, Chief Stategy Officer, Blackboard, Inc.. Hostos EdTech was recognized by Blackboard, Inc. for the development of the “Are You Ready” online learning readiness course. Blackboard’s Catalyst Award for Optimizing Student Experience, described as an award that “honors those institutions whose educational and administrative innovations have markedly improved the total learner experience” was presented to Carlos Guevara, the Director of EdTech, George Rosa, Senior Instructional Designer and Hostos Blackboard Administrator, and David Dos Santos, Instructional Designer by William Ballhaus, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Blackboard, Inc..The award was presentes at a festive reception sponsored by Blackboard for their Catalyst and Exemplary Course Award winners during the BbWorld Conference in New Orleans on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. This was followed on the following day with a presentation of the award winners at the general reception of the BbWorld conference. This was especially an honor for the award winners since the reception also included a keynote address by Mae Jemison, first black female astronaut and leading education innovator and businesswoman. EdTech is proud of its role bringing national recognition to Hostos as a leader in education innovation.