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The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

In early 2000, Stephen Downes and I started an Open Education initiative that produced several articles, many discussions, but only limited uptake. We will be running an open online course from Oct 8-Nov 16 , 2012, addressing some of the concepts in this post. Registration is free (duh). Our department was the first in Canada to go exclusively laptop. Slides from CANHEIT are below.

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Blackboard Acquires ANGEL Learning - LMS Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

Desire2Learn and Person eCollege are probably the two largest remaining competitors in education. However, Desire2Learn remains in a protracted patent fight with Blackboard. Especially in today’s economic environment, bringing Angel’s well-known focus on customer service and product innovation to Blackboard would ultimately benefit Blackboard’s current customers and products. In July 2000, the university spun off a company called CyberLearning Labs to sell the software to other institutions. Cornerstone announced a partnership relationship with ADP.

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Blackboard Acquires ANGEL Learning - LMS Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

Desire2Learn and Person eCollege are probably the two largest remaining competitors in education. However, Desire2Learn remains in a protracted patent fight with Blackboard. Especially in today’s economic environment, bringing Angel’s well-known focus on customer service and product innovation to Blackboard would ultimately benefit Blackboard’s current customers and products. In July 2000, the university spun off a company called CyberLearning Labs to sell the software to other institutions. Cornerstone announced a partnership relationship with ADP.

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Blackboard Acquires ANGEL Learning - LMS Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

Desire2Learn and Person eCollege are probably the two largest remaining competitors in education. However, Desire2Learn remains in a protracted patent fight with Blackboard. Especially in today’s economic environment, bringing Angel’s well-known focus on customer service and product innovation to Blackboard would ultimately benefit Blackboard’s current customers and products. In July 2000, the university spun off a company called CyberLearning Labs to sell the software to other institutions. Cornerstone announced a partnership relationship with ADP.

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