Blackboard buys Moodle partners: open source?

Challenge to Learn

I was surfing the web to prepare for that post, when I saw a BlackBoard press release and immediately switch subject: Blackboard acquires Moodlerooms, Netspot. Blackboard is one of the largest LMS vendors in the world and is considered state enemy #1 in the Moodle community.

An Open LMS: CourseKit

Kapp Notes

According to an article in Forbes called Will Coursekit Launch Up-End Blackboard? Wharton dropout Joseph Cohen just launched Coursekit — the ultimate disrupter of academic course software, Blackboard (Providence Equity Partners bought it last month for $1.64 Web 2.0

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Blackboard Expands Presence in Latin America

CLO Magazine

28 Blackboard Inc. With local offices in Santiago, Lima and Montevideo, Quanam will work with Blackboard to provide greater access to the company's online learning, mobile learning, Web collaboration, mass notification and learning analytics products throughout the region. Blackboard products are currently being used in hundreds of higher education and government organizations throughout Latin America for online learning, mobile learning and Web collaboration.

Leadership, Blackboard, Networks, Instructional Technology, & Flock

Big Dog, Little Dog

A Personal View On the Blackboard-D2L Patent Case Resolution - Stephen's Web. Lanny Arvan expresses his anger at the Blackboard patent case, not from the perspective of technology or prior art or any of that stuff, but collegiality. The Pepsi challenge - Fortune.

Top 10 Higher Ed/EDU LMSs for 2017

eLearning 24-7

I’m not talking about video conferencing/web conferencing, because synchronous learning isn’t about that, rather it relates to the course/learning design. 8 Blackboard Learning Insight (HE) – I know, I know. A good tiding to you all. Ahh, the new year.

Four Ways Technology Is Changing How People Learn [Infographic]

SHIFT eLearning

In web sessions or web-enabled class, students from all over the world turn to each other for help and connect in virtual classrooms. They turn to the web to directly access information and, eventually, solve a problem. The web offers them a plethora of data, not just text.

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

Mozilla’s Open Badges project is working to solve that problem, making it easy for anyone to issue, earn and display badges across the web through a shared technical infrastructure. For issuers, there is BadgeKit , which is Mozilla’s back-end web app for creating and issuing badges.

How We Helped Faculty Move Their Courses Online

Allison Rossett

I introduce resources we’ve organized in Blackboard. Most reside in our organized Blackboard space. It offers up announcements, a discussion board and web-conferencing for staying connected. . Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger.

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How We Helped Faculty Move Courses Online

Allison Rossett

I introduce resources we’ve organized in Blackboard. Most reside in our organized Blackboard space. It offers up announcements, a discussion board and web-conferencing for staying connected. . Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger.

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The Current Top 5 Highest-Rated Learning Management Systems (LMS)


Learning Management Systems (LMS), are systems, usually web or cloud-based, used to create a learning environment by administering, documenting, tracking, reporting, and delivering electronic education (also known as e-learning), or training programs. Blackboard Learn© by Blackboard, Inc.

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013


An API is basically a web-based application’s interface that allows other applications to interact with it to provide improved or added functionality to their users. It is an evolving programming language that could lead the future of mobile web.

The Learning Experience as a Mobile Endeavor

CLO Magazine

Moreover, tests, quizzes and assessments were also often administered via the Web — most of the time as I sat in my underwear with a big bowl of cereal, a side of beef jerky and a healthy helping of Steely Dan. I had the opportunity to discuss mobile learning with two representatives of Blackboard Inc. , This is the visualization Blackboard, and other e-learning vendors, are beginning to take.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Cloud-Based Technology for E-Learning

Training Industry

The recent evolution of the internet has seen it move from a place to visit web pages to an environment allowing users to run software applications. For that reason, cloud computing is a rapid growth area of the IT sector, with Web 3.0 In response, key players like Blackboard and Moodle now have cloud-based versions of their applications. Having your head in the clouds now holds a whole new meaning with the development of cloud-based technology.

Welcome Camtasia Relay 1.2!

Visual Lounge

Camtasia Relay makes it easy for instructors and presenters to record live lectures, training or presentations on a Mac or PC and publish the videos automatically in multiple formats (for Web and portable media devices). Good news! We've been busy at TechSmith working on Camtasia Relay!

Concerning Open Source, LMSs and SCORM: Correcting Some Common Misconceptions

The E-Learning Curve

Tags: SCORM e-learning e-learning ecosystem open e-learning environment open standards web based training web-based learning Blackboard ecosystem ISO LMS Moodle open source standards

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

That is like calling Blackboard, WebCT, since they bought them more than 15 years ago. Blackboard. When the report is available for purchase, you will receive a link with a discount code to the web site to purchase it. It’s nearly here. In a little over two months, my 2016 Top 50 LMS Report will be available for purchase. This post isn’t so much a “buy, buy”, rather it is to give insight into the process, considerations, and factors.

A Not-So-Serious Debate on The Serious eLearning Manifesto


Make sure to turn off your pop-up blockers to download this (Blackboard Collaborate web-conferencing) session. THE QUOTE: “ We have been deeply concerned about the state of elearning. We’ve talked about it, lamented it, grumbled to each other, and wondered how things might change.

Presidential Thoughts on Innovation and Technology

Kapp Notes

If you don't like my summary, you can read the whole thing at John McCain's Technology page at his web site. Gordon Synder of Gordon's Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Blog has a great post titled Obama on Technology and Innovation where Gordon summarizes Obama's policy.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

Web browsers. 11- Moodle 86- eFront 94- Blackboard. Web conferencing. 32- Adobe Connect 50- Blackboard Collaborate 54- WebEx.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with e's

I regularly present live (synchronous) webinars or web seminars, and other teaching sessions from my home office, or from a hotel room, and conceivably just about anywhere else there is connectivity to the internet.

Top 15 Learning Management Systems mid-year 2014

eLearning 24-7

13 Blackboard - What is their to say about the most well known synchronous based platform best suited for education and has a strong core of users in the education market? 11 Meridian Global - Don’t let the web site fool you – because it really needs an overhaul, this is a strong system. I love to travel. I especially love it when I get the opportunity to present all over the world on a variety of e-learning topics.

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Growth of online learning


With the creation of the World Wide Web in the 1990s, educational institutions soon began to incorporate technology within their educational practices.In More and more educational resources began to emerge from this point, including BlackBoard in 1997 and SmartThinking in 1999.

Review of ASTD International Trade Expo

eLearning 24-7

Demos – 50% of the time, but 50% of the time – vendor sends you to their web site – specifically you can visit us at blah blah. The downside to the latter is how many people after the end of the day, many of whom attended the seminar sessions, remembered the url of your web site? I get it that you are focused on sales, but how about letting people know about the other – especially since you are marketing it on the web.


Saudi Arabia, E-Learning and What’s Next (the industry)

eLearning 24-7

As earlier noted, the term was designed to mean, online learning (web based learning or WBT). Web conferencing. Based on my discussions with attendees, Blackboard and Moodle dominate. I admit it. The apprehension was there. Uncertainty. Unknown. Rumors. Tell you friends you are going to Saudi Arabia to speak, and they are stunned. Tell others and they are surprised. “Isn’t it dangerous?”, ”, said one.

Top 50 LMS Mid Rankings Report – What you need to know

eLearning 24-7

I had one on my web site in 1994. Volatile - in that people change systems more than say some other e-learning products (ex: authoring tools, web conferencing products). Blackboard. It is that time of the year, okay, not really, but it is time or more specifically near the time for the release of my Top 50 LMS mid-rankings report. The report available for acquisition arrives on June 16th.

Are we there yet? Latest Trends in the LMS/LP Industry

eLearning 24-7

We support or have mobile learning – Always remember that the term m-learning or mobile learning when pitched with a learning system vendor simply means that you can view their system on your mobile web browser. – Big name Higher Education platforms rumbling into the corporate market; Blackboard was first (similar to HE version), Instructure was second (Bridge), and Brightcove by D2L is third.

Proactive, Not Reactive: Strategic with Technology

Web Courseworks

It shows the most popular LMS for many countries around the world: Moodle, Blackboard, Articulate, and others. Managing eLearning is written by the Blog team at Web Courseworks which includes Jon Aleckson and Meri Tunison. A Research Review.

Looking for a computer help?

Bottom-Line Performance

Enter a great Web 2.0 Maybe you won’t have to create a BlackBoard tutorial, you could direct new users to one from uTIPu. emerging trends and technologies help uTIPu Web 2.0

E-Learning: A worldwide perspective

eLearning 24-7

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. Thus, if they are visiting your web site and interested in your system, then the whole “I am not marketing there” or “that is not in our strategy”, should be removed from anyone’s mouth at your company.

K-12 and LMSs are Broken, Who’s to Blame?

eLearning 24-7

Blackboard, Brightspace (formally D2L) and Instructure. Blackboard is the oldest player in the education space and the most dominant (revenue/sales wise). Web conferencing. Back in the 90’s I taught high school and loved it. To this day, I still have very close friends who are teachers (middle school and high school).

M-Learning: Where’s the app for that?

eLearning 24-7

Regardless if the vendor is m-learning specific, content authoring tool, LMS, web conferencing or a hybrid. Blackboard Learn? Outstart, who purchased Hot Lava, a mobile learning company, and who advertises in large size on their web site about mobile learning, doesn’t have an app. Web Conferencing. I mean, virtually all new tablets hitting the market these days, has a camera and a vid/web cam. As I write on my iPad, thoughts swirl abound.

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eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Kindly retain the contact information when you re-distribute the list or mount it on the web as that is how I receive updates. link] December 8-10, 2011 International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL), 10 th , Hong Kong, China. Clayton R.

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Ignatia Webs , October 9, 2009. Game-Based Learning Impacts Youth Behavior/Attitudes - Web Courseworks , October 15, 2009. A few web 2.0 Blackboard reinforcing the Status Quo , October 12, 2009. Open Source E-Learning 4: KompoZer Web Editor , October 12, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. October 9, 2009 to October 16, 2009. Upcoming Free Online Events. New Possibilities with Mobile Learning 2.0. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Mobile Learning Gains Momentum.