Learning Management Systems (LMS)


Opening Up Learning Analytics for the Community College

The Open Academic Analytics Initiative, an NGLC grant recipient, is seeking to engender an ecosystem for learning analytics based on open source technologies. Its research includes scaling factors for learner analytics, the portability of predictive models among different types of academic institutions, and intervention strategies that leverage Open Educational Resources. Marist College, the lead institution on the grant, has partnered with two community colleges and two HBCUs to accomplish OAAI goals.

City University of New York Adopts New LMS To Expand Online Learning

In an effort to grow its online learning program, a New York university will deploy a new learning management system across its 24 colleges and institutions, including its growing continuing education program.

Coker College Adopts New LMS To Improve Retention

South Carolina's Coker College has selected a new learning management system as part of an effort to improve enrollment and retention.

5 Business Schools Adopt New LMS

Five business schools have recently gone public with their decision to implement the same new learning management system because it complements the schools' emphasis on educational innovation.

Campus Wide Clicker Implementation: A Faculty Choice

Iowa Central Community College implemented student response systems campus wide this fall. The initiative originated from the interests of faculty, and the college has kept faculty choice as the key factor in the deployment and use of the clickers in any course or program. Here, CT asks Jennifer Condon, the dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences, about the progress of the clicker initiative and lessons learned.



Video Tool Adds Integration with Blackboard Learn

Students using Blackboard Learn can now view high definition video from the LMS on their PC and Mac computers or mobile devices running iOS.

Pearson Adds Mobile App, Social Media Integration to OpenClass

Pearson will be showcasing three solutions this week at Educause 2012 designed to foster personalized education and access to Open Educational Resources (OER).

Desire2Learn Expands Support for Web Conferencing, Captioning

Desire2Learn has unveiled new capabilities for its flagship learning platform, including integration with several collaboration, communication, and accessibility tools.

Blackboard Updates Student Interface in Learn Service Pack 10

Blackboard checked in with 600 students through focus groups and interviews, surveys, and usability testing to come up with a number of new features that appear in the latest service pack update of its learning management system. Likewise, the company said it also worked with 600 educators to refine Blackboard Learn SP10.

Blackboard Debuts Cloud-Based Learning Object Repository

Blackboard has started beta testing a new LMS-agnostic, cloud-based learning object repository, xpLor. Seventy-two K-12 schools, colleges, and universities have joined the beta program as of Nov. 5.