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E-Learning & LMS


Adobe Project Rome Brings Multimedia Authoring to Education

Adobe has launched a new multimedia authoring tool for education. Dubbed Project Rome, the hosted service (also available as a desktop AIR app) went into public preview Sunday morning. Adobe said it's looking for schools to participate in pilot programs using the software, especially those schools that have adopted Google's Apps for Education or the open source learning management system Moodle.

ATutor 2.0.1 Updates Media Player, Boosts File Size Limits

A new version of the free and open source learning management system ATutor has been released. Version 2.0.1 is primarily a maintenance update, although it does incorporate a number of functionality improvements as well.

OLAT 7.0 LMS Improves Integration with External Apps

The free and open source learning management system OLAT has been updated to version 7.0. The latest release, which rolled out in late September, has gained a new course creation wizard and enhanced integration with external tools.

Blackboard Expands Consulting Services into Mobile Arena

Blackboard is expanding the parameters of its professional services beyond technical services and training. The company recently announced that it would offer its clients consulting help specifically in planning and deploying mobile solutions. The company also announced version 9.x of Learn, launched in January 2009, has been more widely adopted than any other version of its learning management system and is now in use by 1,000 organizations.

TH(i)NQ Ed Takes journ(i)e Network Mobile

On the heels of its introduction of a mobile application for Android mobile phones, online education solutions provider TH(i)NQ Ed has introduced an application for the Apple iPod touch and iPhone mobile devices for users of its learning network journ(i)e.

Elluminate, Wimba Collaborative Tools Get Third-Party LMS Support

Following up on a commitment made at the time it acquired the two companies, Blackboard has announced that Collaborate, its new collaborative learning suite that taps into technology from Elluminate and Wimba, will work with competing learning management systems. This will allow Collaborate to pull user, course, and enrollment data from the various LMSes.

DC High School Adopts Learning Platform for Internship Program

McKinley Technology High School (MTHS), a STEM-focused school located in Washington, DC, has chosen the it's learning individual learning platform to organize and manage logistical data and student productivity in its expanding internship program, which gives its students the opportunity to acquire practical workforce experience at partner businesses throughout the DC area.

Toward a More Collaborative Curriculum

Bakersfield City School District is using its new online learning system to introduce electronic textbooks, aid teachers with lesson plan creation, automate tasks, archive materials, and bring digital content into the classroom. And now it's looking toward a future in which technology helps teachers become more collaborative with one another.

Texas District Expanding Use of Online Teaching Platform

A school district in Texas is broadening its use of a Web-based platform for managing math and English instruction. It tested the platform last year as part of a 1:1 computing experiment in four elementary school classrooms.

A Hybrid Approach to Education

A Las Vegas charter school is taking the concept of home schooling to a new level with the help of technology.

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