eLearning & LMS

Kaltura Releases Blackboard Building Block To Add Video

Kaltura, a company that develops open source products for creating and managing video on Web sites, has published a Blackboard Building Block that allows users to integrate video into their Blackboard Learn environments.

Desire2Learn To Expand Mobile Offerings

Desire2Learn this week unveiled an update to its mobile learning management system client, Desire2Learn 2Go.

It's Learning LMS Adds Third-Party Application Support

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 To Chalk Up Elluminate, Wimba

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.

SuccessNet Plus Integrates Assessment Driven Personalized Instruction into Curriculum

Pearson has launched SuccessNet Plus, a new learning management system combining curriculum, assessment, and administration features into one package.

Moodle 1.9.9 Released

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."

Blackboard Brings Mobile Learn to Smart Phones

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.

Education Trends: More Mobile, More Distance Learning, More LMS Usage

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.

Web-Based Hope

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.”

Turning the Page

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...