E-Learning & LMS

An Education in Open Source

At Maryland's Chelsea School, free and open source software is helping deliver services to the school's elementary students inside the classroom and out--from audio editing software to learning apps for special needs students to course management. In fact, open source so permeates Chelsea that some students are even working to contribute code back to the open source development community.

Blackboard Adds Standards Support to Blackboard Learn 9.1

Blackboard this week announced support in its learning management system, Blackboard Learn, for two open standards--Common Cartridge 1.0 and Basic Learning Tools Interoperability.

Edvance360 6.0 Gets Streamlined Mobile Access, Course Content Cloning

Edvance360 has released version 6.0 of its flagship learning management system, Edvance360 LMS-SN. The new release expands mobile access to the online systems and adds enhancements for cloning courses and sending out notifications and reminders to users.

Moodle 2.0.1 Brings Dozens of Enhancements to LMS

Developers have released Moodle 2.0.1, a minor update to the popular open source learning management system.

Blackboard Learn Adds Common Core State Standards Support

Blackboard has added support for Common Core State Standards to its flagship learning management system, Blackboard Learn 9.1.

Virtual Schools Adopt Moodle-Based LMS

The state-run virtual schooling programs in South Carolina and Utah have adopted learning management systems based on the open source Moodle platform.

Moodle 2.0 Boosts Integration and Web 2.0 Features

Following more than two years of development, the Moodle community has formally released Moodle 2.0, a major update to the popular open source learning management system.

Indiana K-12 School District Moves to Collaborative Learning System

Vigo County School Corp., a K-12 district in Terre Haute, IN, has adopted Follett Software's digital learning environment Cognite in an effort to consolidate digital resources and provide an easy-to-use collaborative learning system for its students and teachers.

D2L Learning Suite Gets Live@edu Integration

Desire2Learn is integrating Microsoft's Live@edu service into its Learning Suite, an educational software package that includes a learning management system, electronic portfolio, learning repository, and analytics tool.

Learning Platform Simplifies Pricing Structure

Education solutions provider it's learning has overhauled the pricing structure for its individual student-centered learning platform. Effective immediately, the platform will be available to all K-12 schools throughout North America for $995 per individual school building or facility.