eLearning & LMS


The Future of Blackboard

Gartner researcher Marti Harris provides her perspective on the Blackboard acquisition and what it means for the company and its customers.

Blackboard To Be Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Blackboard reported it's being acquired by a private equity firm with a big stake in the education market.

Prof-desk Offers Free Online Course Management System

Social networking and online chatting might be a distraction for some, but the makers of the online course management system Prof-desk are using Web-based collaborative tools to connect teachers and students to assignments and to each other--for free.

Desire2Learn Opens Mobile Developer Program

An acquisition done by Desire2Learn in November 2010 is extending its reach. The learning management system vendor has announced a new mobile developer program to encourage programmers to expand the functionality of the company's mobile platform, Desire2Learn Campus Life.

Rio Salado College Works with New York Times System to Deliver Teacher Training

A community college in Arizona is teaming up with the New York Times to produce online teacher preparation courses.

SaaS Module Lets Schools 'Bolt' Social Networking onto Learning Management Systems

A company with its own learning management system (LMS) for academic and corporate use has taken the social networking aspects of its LMS and turned them into an add-on product that will work with competing LMSes.

OLAT 7.2 Broadens Ajax Support in ePortfolio

A new version of the free and open source learning management system OLAT has been released.

Moodle 2.0.3 Gets 230 Fixes and Improvements

Moodle 2.0.3 has been released, incorporating more than 200 new features, improvements, bug fixes, and security tweaks (some of them classified as major).

Free SIS Adds CALPADS 2.0 Compliance

Novachi has updated its free combined student information and course management tool to be compliant with version 2.0 of the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System.

The annual Horizon Report focuses on the key technology areas that researchers identify as likely to have a major impact on educational institutions and other learning-focused organizations within the next five years

6 Technologies That Will Change Education

Over the next five years, six technologies will have a profound impact on teaching and learning--and some are already beginning to have an impact.

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