Blackboard unveiled several new e-learning tools at the Educause 2013 conference Wednesday, including an integrated virtual classroom for Blackboard Learn, an updated mobile learning app, and a free student response system.
E-Learning provider Lectora has released Lectora Express, a new hosted learning management system.
Instructure is awarding $100,000 in grants to K-12 schools, colleges, and universities for innovative technology programs. Instructure is the maker of the Canvas learning management system and the Canvas Network MOOC platform.
Ed tech newcomer OpenEd has launched a new online resource that aims to be the largest catalog of Common Core-aligned videos and games on the Internet.
Lawrence Public Schools in Kansas is bringing blended learning to all 20 of its schools following a pilot last spring.
Jupiter Ed has launched Jupiter iO, a cloud solution that combines a student information system, learning management system, analytics, and gradebook for K-12 schools.
Edvance360 LMS-SN has added support for digital badges through integration with Credly, a credentialing and badging service.
Three updates have been released for the open source learning management system Moodle for the 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5 branches. The minor updates include security patches, bug fixes, and small functionality improvements.
Social learning platform Edmodo has received a facelift. The K-12 platform sports a simpler interface, according to the company, which announced enhancements during a free virtual conference it held this week.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Moodle HQ has released minor updates to the open source learning management system Moodle. The latest updates (available for the 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5 branches) fix security flaws and bugs and also include minor functionality enhancements.