Ed tech developer it's learning has added support for externally hosted extensions and an application store to its eponymous Web-based course management system. The company has also added more than 120 other new features to the system.
Blackboard is buying out ed tech developers Elluminate and Wimba, whose technologies are in use by more than 2,600 schools, colleges, and universities in the United States and around the world.
Pearson has launched SuccessNet Plus, a new learning management system combining curriculum, assessment, and administration features into one package.
- By Evan Tassistro
Moodle has released an update to its open source, cross-platform learning management system. Moodle 1.9.9 includes fixes for minor bugs and also addresses four security vulnerabilities, including two that Moodle developers have labeled as "critical."
Following the release in April of Mobile Learn for Apple's iPad, Blackboard has released the mobile version of its learning management system for Android-based phones; Apple iPhone and iPod; and BlackBerry devices.
One in five schools and districts that don't already offer online courses expect to do so in the next two school years, according to a set of new reports produced by the Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association, a trade association for the software and digital content industry.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
No disrespect to readin’, writin’, and ’rithmetic, but Jim Amaral has quite a whole other notion in mind when he speaks of the three R’s. “It’s about trying to get the relationship,” he declares, “to get the relevance, to get the rigor.”
Did you hear what James Tracy did? If you haven’t, you should consider spending more time at the faculty watercooler, where Tracy has been a trending topic since last summer...
- By Jeff Weinstock
Edvance360 has updated its learning management system, Edvance360 LMS-SN, expanding course development and reporting features and adding in new learning outcome management tools.
- By Geoffrey H. Fletcher