A private school in Florida has begun tackling the challenges associated with its impending iPad rollout, one of the first in the state that will place the mobile devices in the hands of every high school student.
- By Bridget McCrea
Pearson has released an update to Equella, a digital repository for higher education and K-12. The latest release, version 5.0, gains new interface enhancements, as well as support for customizing dashboards and building portlets.
Instructure, the relative unknown that swooped in last December and won learning management system business away from entrenched competitors at the Utah Education Network, has just finished a new round of financing that will help the company scale up its staffing.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
ConnectYard is bringing its social channel communication functionality into BlackBoard Learn through a Blackboard Building Block.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Moodle's developers have released an update to the popular open source learning management system. The latest Moodle 2.0.2 and 1.9.11 releases address several major security vulnerabilities and also include some bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Ed tech developer Cengage Learning has launched a new online learning platform. Called MindTap, the platform is designed to work across devices--traditional computers, smart phones, and tablets--to deliver coursework, learning management, and a range of educational materials.
Echo360 has debuted a major update to its flagship lecture capture platform, EchoSystem. The latest version, 4.0, will include new mobile capabilities, HD and dual display support, and social features designed to boost student engagement.
Desire2Learn has released Campus Life, a new mobile communications and collaboration tool for education.
Software developer Serebra has released an update to its flagship learning management system, Serebra Campus. The latest release gets performance enhancements and new administrative capabilities.
Desire2Learn is releasing a new version of Learning Suite, an educational software package that includes a learning management system, electronic portfolio, learning repository, and analytics. The new release, version 9.2, expands support for mobile Web users and also brings several enhancements in the areas of assessments and grading.