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Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

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Sorry Desire2Learn and Blackboard. Couple of Notes: Blackboard – No way they hit the top ten with their platform which is heavily synchronous based built. My bigger issue with Blackboard is on their corporate side – yeah you have multi-tenant, but your platform is still synchronous – which is nearly non-existent in the corporate world. Pricing is high.

Elgg and the Blackboard LMS Patent

The Learning Circuits

Harold Jarche provides a concise yet powerful defense of the Elgg learning environment against the 44 provisions of the Blackboard LMS Patent in his post Elgg and the LMS Patent.  His analysis from a learning professional's viewpoint is critical. technorati tags: blackboard_patent , Elgg , moodle , sakai , desire2learn Blogged with FlockThis post is a call to action to any learning professional who wants to preserve open and complete competition amongst vendors (for profit or open source) seeking to assist in the learning process. 

Five LMS Lists

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Blackboard Learn - Their mobile while better than before, still has a way to go. . 3. Desire2Learn Learning Suite -  A staple in the education space, but they need an overhaul in terms of UI. Everyone loves a good list.  Whether it is a list of the top food that make you ill or the top 1o of worst flops in learning history, people love to read them.  This is especially true when it comes to e-learning. Okay, maybe not true, but just go with it). So, I figured, let’s do it. Let’s put together a series of e-learning lists that will surpass any other list out there.

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E-Learning: A worldwide perspective

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Well, I have seen a lot with Blackboard, especially in Western Europe – partially because the two other big players Desire2Learn and Instructure, are not marketing themselves in Western Europe and definitely not the rest of the world. A few days ago, I mentioned in my Linkedin group that I was reading the Himalayan Times which had an article about digital technologies and e-learning with education in Nepal. Think about that for a moment, Nepal.  Would you have ever guessed that e-learning would be in Nepal? But there it is for all to see. Italy, Greece, Turkey. Russia.

Review of #ASTD2014 International Conference and Expo

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For example, Desire2Learn and Blackboard were there, Instructure was missing, along with many other well known education focused systems.  Blackboard, eLogic Learning, Biz Library, Docebo, Administrate, Meridian. If you attended last week’s show in Washington D.C., you probably left feeling one of the following. Exhausted, but thrilled at everything you attended/saw. Exhausted and hungry – how can you run out of lunches on day one? Thrilled. Angry – don’t be looking at me, I’m something else. Intrigued. Any of the above plus another or two.

The grades are in for Education focused LMSs

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Blackboard Learn. Although this post is all about pure education systems, leaving Blackboard out would be considered sacrilegious to some folks. Bonus: Why some systems such as Desire2Learn not included – Please read my post on Linkedin. I might as well get this out quickly to avoid the suspense. The best system for the education market is Moodle. Nah, just kidding.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Clayton R. Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] gmail.com. This year, he has cut down the list slightly to cover "selected events." " But its still a massive list. Do Different.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

Second Life ReadyGo Web Course Builder Desire2Learn Learning Environ. Desire2Learn Inc. Too IBook Insiructor OulStart Trainer LearnCenter Blackboard Academic Suite Sakai Suite Custom eLearning Content Designer's Edge SkilISoft Course Customizatio. Desire2Learn Inc. OutStart Learn.com Blackboard, Inc. List of Tools and Vendors: Keynote - KnowledgePlanet On-Demand.

Daily Bookmarks 06/04/2008

Experiencing eLearning

tags: e-learning , highered , opensource , lms , sakai , moodle , blackboard , desire2learn. Gartner: E-learning Market Pushing Toward Open Source. Interview on the increase of open source LMSs Moodle and Sakai in higher education. Clive on Learning: Three tiers in the content pyramid. Clive Shepherd revises his model for e-learning tiers, adding a bottom level of social learning technology to the tiers of rapid development and high-end e-learning. High-end e-learning is a top-down model; social learning is bottom up. tags: e-learning , web2.0 , instructionaldesign , rapid.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Blackboard’s identity crisis, Desire2Learn’s optimism, and Instructure’s coolness GEORGE SIEMENS | FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012. Page 1 of 2. Previous | Next. GEORGE SIEMENS. JUNE 3, 2012. What is the theory that underpins our moocs? If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses ( MOOCs ). JULY 25, 2012. 228 Tweets.

E-Learning Q&A November Issue

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Blackboard. Desire2Learn. Back from Australia and boy are my arms tired (Yes, the worst joke ever!).  Seriously it was a great conference and glad to see so many people who attended as well as readers who stopped by to say “greetings” This week, another installment of Q&A from readers. It is a short week for me as I am heading off to London to speak at the Unicorn Training Conference before zinging over to Berlin to speak at Online Educa Berlin. The United States as you know is quite fragmented and highly competitive.  Uganda. They hit the high notes in the U.S.

50 best articles on Working Smarter for the first half of 2012

Jay Cross

Blackboard’s identity crisis, Desire2Learn’s optimism, and Instructure’s coolness  GEORGE SIEMENS   |  FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012. Curation saves your bacon. If you haven’t had time to keep up with what’s going on in learning, design, social business, and intellectual capital this year, here’s a reprieve: the top 50 articles from the last six months. DOC SEARLS. My God!

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Changing Course Management Systems (CMS): Lessons Learned

ZaidLearn

Meyer) "Converting a Blackboard course to Desire2Learn taught us some of the hazards and benefits of changing course management systems. Link to article (By Kathy A. Smart and Katrina A. Lessons learned from this exploratory study: Institutions and systems seeking to save money by consolidating with one CMS need to factor in the time and effort of faculty who will need to review, correct, and revise content once the course has been converted. Institutions and systems need to investigate and evaluate the conversion tools of potential CMS products. learning learning tools

Changing Course Management Systems (CMS): Lessons Learned

ZaidLearn

Meyer) "Converting a Blackboard course to Desire2Learn taught us some of the hazards and benefits of changing course management systems. Link to article (By Kathy A. Smart and Katrina A. Lessons learned from this exploratory study: Institutions and systems seeking to save money by consolidating with one CMS need to factor in the time and effort of faculty who will need to review, correct, and revise content once the course has been converted. Institutions and systems need to investigate and evaluate the conversion tools of potential CMS products.

eLearning Conferences 2012

eFront

Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences for January to June 2012 Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] gmail.com This 26th version of the conference list covers selected events from four continents. The list focuses primarily on the use of technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. Note also that some events will be cancelled at a later date, such as those in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. Petersburg Beach, Florida, USA. What’sNext?,

Common Cartridge – whither SCORM

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

The Learning Management System (LMS) market currently spans several course delivery platforms including, but by no means limited to, Angel, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle, Sakai and WebCT. And hello! What is this IMS GLC Common Cartridge specification? link]. Everyone seems to be backing it. And they promise a common way to port content to all LMS platforms seamlessly. In order to deliver course content for LMS platforms, content providers find they must build, test and distribute their content for each platform. The Solution. Wasn’t that the promise of SCORM?

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

2009 First Canadian Blackboard Users’ Group Online Conference was held February 29, 2008. Once again, Clayton Wright has been nice enough to compile an incredible list of conferences focused on use of technology in learning. Clayton publishes this as a Word document but does not publish it as a web page. He has generously allowed me to republish here. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com. His notes on the list. Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, check the specific conference website. Note also that some events will be cancelled at a later date.