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Learning Management Systems | Feature
BYU recently transitioned from a traditional learning management system to a homegrown solution.
C-Level View | Feature
rSmart, the Scottsdale, AZ-based technology solutions provider known for its implementation and support services for education market instances of the open source Sakai (collaboration and learning environment) and Kuali (administrative systems and software suite) platforms, announced on April 11 that Asahi Net International, a company operating in New York with roots in Japan, had acquired the Sakai division of its business. CT asked rSmart CEO Chris Coppola about the acquisition, and about rSmart’s increased focus on the Kuali part of its business.
Learning Management Systems | News
LSCS aims to improve student completion rates for its on-campus and distance learning students by migrating to a new learning management system.
Community Colleges | Feature
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.
ConnectEdu will integrate CoursEval, its online course evaluation software with, Canvas, Instructure's open, cloud-based learning management system.
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Modo Labs has released a major update to its mobile campus portal platform. Mobile Campus 2.0 adds new functionality that allows institutions to bring data from learning management and student information systems to students' mobile devices through a single interface.
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