Blackboard Reports Surprisingly Strong Growth Among Open-Source Clients

By Henry Kronk September 20, 2018

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Blackboard, once the world’s largest proprietary learning management system (LMS) provider, announced on Wednesday that, following its split with Moodle, the company would be rebranding it’s open source SaaS service provider Moodlerooms as Blackboard Open LMS. At the tail end of the release, Blackboard Chief Portfolio Officer Kathy Vieira, said something astonishing:


Blackboard Brings Ultra Learning Experience to CourseSites

By Henry Kronk July 16, 2018

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On Monday, BbWorld 2018—Blackboard’s annual conference—kicked off with an announcement. The world’s leading LMS provider has put out a new version of CourseSites, a free version of the LMS for individual instructors.


Don’t Count Schoology Out

By Henry Kronk June 26, 2018

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There’s no question that, for Schoology to become a major player in the LMS sector, they still have a long way to go. But it’s also important to make hay while the sun is shining. Blackboard became a household name in edtech by surviving the Dotcom crash, which turned them into one of the only fish in a very big pond. We currently find ourselves in the midst of another season of sunny edtech forecasts. But given enough time, storm clouds will appear on the horizon.


What is Title 21 CFR Part 11–and Why Is It So Complicated?

By Henry Kronk May 27, 2018

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When Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulation Part 11 went into effect in 1997, a good many software providers were left wondering what business the Food and Drug Administration had in regulating their sector. But then again, it was a product of the FDA’s Department of Health and Human Services. The scope of CFR Part 11 covered public health, life sciences, medicine, pharmacology, medical devices, and other fields where professionals were beginning to do a large amount of their work online.


How eLeaP Is Optimizing Its LMS for Learners in Ghana

By Henry Kronk May 18, 2018

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Numerous factors, such as mobile infrastructure, access to devices, government regulation, and even geography factor in to the learning experience in any region. Don Weobong, CEO and founder of the learning management system eLeaP, has been working to optimize his product for a West African context.


Are Learning Management Systems Worth Improving?

By Sherman Morrison April 20, 2018

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As early as 2007 there were people claiming that the learning management system (LMS) as a tool to facilitate learning and training was either dead or dying, despite the fact that it was still a relatively novel product for many businesses and schools. The debate over the utility and relevance of the LMS has continued right up until the present day, in spite of how much the learning landscape and LMS offerings themselves have changed over the years. The question now is perhaps better positioned this way: Are learning management systems are worth improving?


Is Amazon Building Its Own LMS?

By Henry Kronk March 28, 2018

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What’s more, the company has shown its hand through a few telling job postings. John Urquhart, for example, has reportedly joined Amazon’s ‘training and certification’ team. In June of last year, he tweeted, “Have you led a new SaaS product from concept to delivery? Want to see what “serverless” can do? Come work with me.”


Community Colleges, Early Adopters of Online Technology, Hint at New LMS Market Trends

By Henry Kronk February 25, 2018

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“Only 24% [of community colleges] indicated they were considering changing their LMS; consistent with the 25% of respondents in 2016. This is now a five year trend of reduced turmoil in LMS adoptions.”


Accredible and Bridge Partner to Offer Blockchain-Based Certifications

By Henry Kronk February 01, 2018

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“Blockchain technology represents a major part of human innovation and existence,” King said. “We have only begun to scratch the service of what it can do for the for the education sector.


LinkedIn Learning Is Rolling Out Their LMS Partnerships

By Henry Kronk January 17, 2018

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LinkedIn now has the content and the infrastructure to wield it. But while they have built it, it’s unclear whether users will come. Over 500 million professionals use LinkedIn, but the company has not released user stats for their eLearning platform. That said, the integration of partner LMSs is still in its very early stage. LinkedIn is still accepting applications for more companies to join them.