Blackboard President, CEO, and Co-Founder Michael Chasen said he'll resign from the company at the end of the year. Blackboard has already chosen Chasen's replacement, Jay Bhatt, a corporate executive from outside the ed tech realm.
Online higher education institution Nixon University is adopting an open source course management system to help its instructors customize course delivery and assessment to the needs of individual students.
Students can answer e-mail, get a daily wrap-up of new assignments, and access course materials with WebStudy's new mobile app for Android and Apple smartphone users.
Social learning management system Lore has added a new feature that lets on-campus clubs and groups collaborate using the free tool.
AAEEBL's President and CEO Trent Batson examines trends in the ePortfolio marketplace. Through a series of recent interviews with 14 companies that provide the technology, Batson identified key areas to watch as this fledgling market blends with other important technologies and begins to find some real maturity.
In a move to cut costs and add features, a Florida university has deployed a new open-source learning management system.
Ivy Tech Community College will integrate an enterprise student success system with its existing learning management system, student information system, and degree-audit system in an effort to foster student success systemwide.
Moodle HQ has released updates to the Moodle open source learning management system. The new Moodle 2.3.2 and 2.2.5, available now, incorporate several minor fixes and enhancements and resolve a number of security-related issues.
With today's emphasis on student success and retention, along with more restrictive funding that's increasingly performance-based, community colleges are sharpening their strategic decision making and gearing up their toolboxes with predictive analytics.
Western Illinois University is finalizing its shift to Desire2Learn from Blackboard WebCT software to run Western Online, its distance learning system.