Learning Management Systems (LMS)

LoudCloud Takes Learning Management Modular

E-learning provider LoudCloud Systems is taking its learning platform modular. According to the company, the LoudCloud Learning Management Ecosystems for K-12 and higher education will be available as individual components to be used on their own or in conjunction with third-party systems to augment their capabilities.

Blackboard Learn 9.1 'Ocho' Update Gets Workflow Optimizations, New Looks

Blackboard has gone into general release with a new service pack for Blackboard Learn version 9.1. Service pack 8, or "Ocho," as it's nicknamed by the company, delivers changes to the user interface of the learning management system, as well as updates to workflow functionality, intended to help instructors and administrators use the application more efficiently and effectively.

Idaho Board of Ed Deal Looks To Save on LMS Licensing

The Idaho State Board of Education has structured a system-wide deal with Blackboard to save money at its public institutions that adopt the company's software.

Pennsylvania College Moves to Moodle-Based LMS

A private college in Pennsylvania has switched to a LMS based on open source software. The school in La Plume, which is in the process of expanding its online and blended course programs, was looking for a platform that would provide an intuitive user interface and additional communication features, easily integrate with current systems, and cut costs.

SUNY Migrates to Blackboard Learn To Reduce Costs

The State University of New York will adopt a single platform for online learning in an effort to manage costs.

Colorado Community Colleges Gets Early Intervention System

Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is deploying a new early intervention system across their 13 colleges and online consortium designed to identify at-risk students.

Pearson Produces iPad Versions of CourseConnect Courses

Pearson has released versions of its digital library of online courses for use on the Apple iPad.

Schools Test New Analytics Tool for Blackboard

Several schools are piloting Blackboard's new learning analytics solution, Blackboard Analytics for Blackboard Learn, in an effort to provide feedback and help shape the final product.

5 Higher Ed Tech Trends for 2012

As the new year begins, education technology experts look at what's ahead for learners and educators.

Mission Support

The real value of IT in higher ed lies in its ability to support the institution's core mission--quickly and cost-effectively.