Jenzabar has released the newest version of its learning management system, Jenzabar eLearning (formerly eRacer), with synchronous collaboration tools and the ability to grade from within discussion forums.
A new initiative to encourage development of Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) applications for education will reward developers with "bounty" money. The program is sponsored by a group of education technology vendors and the IMS Global Learning Consortium.
A university study comparing learning management systems has concluded that the latest crop of learning management systems evaluated have made "significant progress" since the assessments started in 2005. However, one of the report's authors noted, "We believe much more needs to be done."
At decentralized universities, it can be difficult to share knowledge about teaching with mobile devices. A users group can help bridge the divide.
Online learning program provider Edmentum is making it easier to search its 100 units in reading, writing, and math to prepare adult learners for college or career. The update to Edmentum Higher Ed courseware, which includes content modularization, is available now.
Moodle HQ has released an all-new HTML5-based mobile app for both Android and iOS.
Blackboard has updated its online collaboration and Web conferencing system, Blackboard Collaborate, and launched a version for Android.
Desire2Learn has introduced new functionality to its learning management suite, including new predictive analytics tools, improvements on the mobile and e-portfolio fronts, and an important addition in the area of accessibility.
Social media offer a way for students to collaborate in a familiar environment, whether in a public forum, private network, or somewhere in between.
BYU recently transitioned from a traditional learning management system to a homegrown solution.