Moodle's developers have formally released version 2.3 of the open source learning management system Moodle. The latest release includes about 50 new features for end users, including major enhancements to the course interface and file management.
Teachers, administrators, and students who are part of the Cisco Networking Academy will soon have access to a cloud-based LMS.
McGraw-Hill Higher Education and Instructure have partnered to expand support for McGraw-Hill Campus, a service specializing in providing digital resources and course integration, within Instructure's Canvas, an open source LMS.
Today, instructional designers at community colleges have exciting opportunities to improve instruction and service to students, as their toolkit has grown to include an amazing array of Web 2.0 tools and new media. CT asked Michael Medlock, the director of Instructional Design and Technology at Rio Salado College how instructional designers and a team of faculty, subject matter experts, and media developers follow instructional design principles and strategies that leverage technology and new media to create robust learning designs that advance instruction at Rio Salado College.
After a process that began in December 2009, the University of Massachusetts Online has selected a replacement for its learning management system, about 11 months later than it expected to.
The acquisition of Moodlerooms by Blackboard brings two archrivals under the same tent. Just what does Blackboard have in mind for open source education?
Babson College, a Boston area school with about 3,300 students, will be upgrading its learning management system to the newest version of Blackboard Learn.
A nine-month evaluation process has led the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges to begin contract negotiations with Instructure to use its learning management system, Canvas.
The 34 institutions that make up the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges are dropping their legacy LMS and moving to a cloud-based system.
There's ample evidence of a cultural shift in focus in higher education, from teaching to learning, from classroom-centric to learning-centric, from lecture to activity. These and other examples, especially the shift from learning in courses to continuous learning, represent areas that may have an impact on the LMS. Is it possible that the values of the LMS will become more aligned with those of the ePortfolio? Will these two previously distinct technologies merge to serve more common purposes?