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E-Learning & LMS


Watchitoo, Pearson LearningStudio Offer Real-Time HD Video Chat Option for Online Courses

Watchitoo and Pearson eCollege have teamed up to add an integrated collaboration solution, including real-time video chat, to the Pearson LearningStudio SaaS online education platform.

Blackboard Speaks Out on Open Source Move

In this Q&A, Blackboard Learn President Ray Henderson and Moodlerooms Chairman and CEO Lou Pugliese explain why Blackboard is getting into the open source business, what's different about delivering services to those customers versus Blackboard's traditional customers, and what might be next on the open source agenda for the No. 1 learning management system company in the world.

Blackboard Extends Support for Angel LMS 'Indefinitely'

Education customers that are still running the Angel learning management system and wondering what they should do when the product is officially retired have received a reprieve.

Blackboard Buys Out Moodlerooms, NetSpot

Blackboard is buying out two major players in the open source services space: Moodlerooms and NetSpot. Blackboard has also brought onboard Sakai Project founding architect Charles Severance. With these additions, the company is also launching its own open source division: Blackboard Education Open Source Services.

Blackboard Collaborate Gets Agilix, Epsilen, itslearning Integration

Blackboard has made available new integration options for its Blackboard Collaborate that allow for more interoperability and support across platforms for a variety of learning management systems, including the company's own Blackboard Learn 9.1.

Desire2Learn Forms Alliance with Microsoft To Extend Cloud-Based Products

Desire2Learn, a provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms for K-12 and higher education institutions, has signed a four-year Windows Azure global alliance agreement with Microsoft.

Moodlerooms To Launch Plug-In for Live@edu Integration

Moodlerooms will release a free plug-in designed to integrate open-source learning management system Moodle with Microsoft's Live@edu services.

LoudCloud Takes Learning Management Modular

E-learning provider LoudCloud Systems is taking its learning platform modular. According to the company, the LoudCloud Learning Management Ecosystems for K-12 and higher education will be available as individual components to be used on their own or in conjunction with third-party systems to augment their capabilities.

Blackboard Learn 9.1 'Ocho' Update Gets Workflow Optimizations, New Looks

Blackboard has gone into general release with a new service pack for Blackboard Learn version 9.1. Service pack 8, or "Ocho," as it's nicknamed by the company, delivers changes to the user interface of the learning management system, as well as updates to workflow functionality, intended to help instructors and administrators use the application more efficiently and effectively.

K-12 Student Data and Learning Management Systems Miss the Mark

Teachers and administrators both cited technical issues and a culture of mistrust as factors hindering more effective use of school data systems, including learning management systems and student information systems.

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