While electronic learning will continue to grow in higher education, that growth will be a bit slower than previously anticipated, according to a new report released this week. In fact, that slowing trend will be felt worldwide across nearly all segments--with a few notable exceptions.
McGraw-Hill Higher Education will launch McGraw-Hill Campus, a service that allows schools to integrate the company's course solutions with any learning management system at no additional cost. It will be available July 21.
Wilkes University is consolidating its learning management systems onto a single platform. As a result of the move the school's faculty and approximately 5,900 undergraduates and graduate students will be on the same system beginning in August.
Desire2Learn is gearing up to release an update to its flagship e-learning suite, Desire2Learn Learning Suite 9.4. The company has also previewed new versions of its Campus Life mobile software and its lecture capture tool, Capture 7.1.
Kaltura, the developer of the open source rich media platform of the same name, is getting deeper integration with two major learning management systems: Desire2Learn Learning Environment and Blackboard Learn.
Auburn University, with about 25,000 students, has decided to move off commercial LMS and onto Instructure Canvas following an evaluation process lasting several months. Instructors will be expected to migrate to the new LMS by spring 2013.
Four major education publishers revealed new partnerships with Blackboard Wednesday, including Cengage Learning, John Wiley & Sons, Macmillan, and Pearson.
Blackboard has released an update to its flagship commercial learning management system, Blackboard Learn.
Blackboard has released a new version of its conferencing system, Collaborate, developed from the integration of technologies from Elluminate and Wimba, two companies Blackboard acquired a year ago.
Edvance360 has added video conferencing and plagiarism detection to its learning management system, Edvance360 LMS-SN.