Blackboard President, CEO, and Co-Founder Michael Chasen said he'll resign from the company at the end of the year. Blackboard has already chosen Chasen's replacement, Jay Bhatt, a corporate executive from outside the ed tech realm.
Lightspeed Systems is adding a Parent Portal component to its LMS, My Big Campus, that will allow parents, students, and teachers to communicate and share information online.
Students in a grade six math class at Geeter Middle School in Memphis are participating in a pilot program of the Samsung Smart School Solution, an integrated 1:1 learning platform that enables teachers to lead interactive lessons through Samsung tablets.
Social learning management system Lore has added a new feature that lets on-campus clubs and groups collaborate using the free tool.
Moodle HQ has released updates to the Moodle open source learning management system. The new Moodle 2.3.2 and 2.2.5, available now, incorporate several minor fixes and enhancements and resolve a number of security-related issues.
Naperville Community Unit School District 203 in Illinois is adopting a cloud-based learning management system across all grade levels in its 22 schools.
Blackboard has integrated standards for teacher preparation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education into Blackboard Learn.
Desire2Learn has released updates to three of its mobile solutions: Desire2Learn Campus Life, Capture, and Assignment Grader. The updates were announced the this week at FUSION 2012, the company's ninth annual users' conference.
Turnitin and Desire2Learn have announced enhancements to the integration of OriginalityCheck and GradeMark with Desire2Learn Learning Suite 10.
Ed tech developer WizIQ has released an updated version of its virtual classroom plugin for the open source learning management system Moodle 2.3.