Higher education recognizes a range of high-impact experiences proven to enhance student learning, but as Virginia Commonwealth University's Vice Provost for Learning Innovation Gardner Campbell points out, the curriculum has been sorely missing from that list. CT asked Campbell why, and how digital technologies might help as higher education sharpens its focus on curriculum and student learning.
ePortfolio technology has evolved over time — or maybe it's more accurate to say that the understanding of eportfolio and its application, or eportfolio practice, is still evolving. How will eportfolio define its place in education?
Blackboard excels in "playing well" with the enterprise resource planning and student information systems in a school but its ability to "scale seamlessly" is middling. D2L's Brightspace "integrates with (nearly) everything," but the product roadmap is little influenced by its customers' requests. The Canvas platform from Instructure "meets or exceeds" the core requirements from the "vast majority" of colleges and universities, but its training and support relies heavily on its own community of customers.
Those are just a few of the findings from the 2016 report on learning management systems, published this week by education advisory firm Eduventures for its clients.
A company that synchronizes video and audio course presentations has committed to a deeper partnership with Instructure, which produces the Canvas learning management system.
Ballhaus likes what he sees at the company he now leads, especially the breadth of its offerings and its capabilities.
The world's largest vendor of learning management systems has expanded its software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings.
A Web-based learning management system introduced earlier this year that allows instructors to deliver quizzes, courses and training online has been updated.
LMS maker Instructure and registration software maker GoSignMeUp will integrate systems to give one-stop service for professional development.
Stanford University is moving to an online LMS as its campus-wide learning management system following a pilot launched last year.
Sharp Electronics' imaging and information division has partnered with Blackboard, providing a paper-to-digital workflow for the Blackboard Learn learning management system.