Flipped, Blended & Online Learning


Social VR Platform AltspaceVR Says Goodbye

With around 35,000 active monthly users, AltspaceVR is shutting down due to financial difficulty.

Report: Cloud Eases LMS Migration, Leads to Market Change

A shift to the cloud is causing market change for learning management systems, according to a new report from education technology research firm e-Literate.

Nobody's Watching: Proctoring in Online Learning

There is no single best way to handle proctoring for digital courses, as this community college system pilot discovered.

2017 Ed Tech Trends: The Halfway Point

Four higher ed IT leaders weigh in on the current state of education technology and what's ahead.

Students More Likely to Read Alerts that Deliver Good News and Comparisons with Peers

Students love to hear good news about how well they're doing in their courses or how their performance — good or bad — compares to other students in the class, according to a research project undertaken by Blackboard's analytics and research team.



Blackboard Intros Mobile App for Instructors

Blackboard today unveiled Blackboard Instructor, a mobile app designed to help faculty manage their courses, engage students and complete course-related activities inside and outside the classroom.

Acrobatiq Adds New Course Authoring and Analytics Capabilities

An upgrade to Acrobatiq's adaptive learning and analytics platform boasts enhancements to the Acrobatiq Smart Author digital publishing application as well as improvements to the Acrobatiq learning analytics engine.

Major Coding Bootcamps Going Out of Business

Two major coding bootcamp operators, Dev Bootcamp and The Iron Yard, are shutting down, citing the lack of a viable business model for a nascent market.

Examity to Provide Online Proctoring for Open edX Platform

This fall, courses delivered on the Open edX platform will be able to incorporate live, recorded or fully automated proctoring from online proctoring and identify verification company Examity.

Kahoot! Adds $10 Million in Funding, Launches Mobile App

Kahoot!, the popular game-based learning platform, has added $10 million of funding to its series A financing round, the company said Wednesday. A group of new private investors from Norway, where Kahoot! is based, led this series A extension funding round, joining current investors Microsoft Ventures, Creandum and Northzone.

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