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Senior Systems Engineer Sought by Blackboard

Senior Systems Engineer Sought by Blackboard

Blackboard is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to join it's Moodlerooms-based Baltimore staff and Open Source Technology Operations team. You can find information to apply at https://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=54&rid=6778 POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Moodlerooms, the Open Source Technology Operations team is responsible for delivering [...]

Edutechnica updates LMS market adoption with 2014 numbers, Moodle’s share increases

Edutechnica updates LMS market adoption with 2014 numbers, Moodle’s share increases

Edutechnica has pretty interesting dataset that they've compiled about the LMS market for institutions with greater than 800 FTE (full time equivalent students). This is the 2nd annual release of the data, in 2013 we looked at it here. When comparing 2013 and 2014, Moodle and Canvas both see a sizeable jump in market share while D2L, [...]

Moodle named most popular LMS for 3rd consecutive time

Moodle named most popular LMS for 3rd consecutive time

Capterra, a site to learn more about different software programs, has published its third update to the "Top 20 Most Popular LMS Software" lists this past June and Moodle is once again at the top. The rankings are determined by a weighted score that includes measurement of total users, number of customers, social presence and vendor [...]

In recent Analysis, Moodle Adoption outpaces Blackboard in Small Institutions

In recent Analysis, Moodle Adoption outpaces Blackboard in Small Institutions

In a recent analysis published at Edutechnica (http://edutechnica.com/2014/02/10/lmss-of-smaller-colleges/) some interesting information about the LMS market was unearthed. This update to a late 2013 report includes a larger sample of institutions (including  those with fewer than 2500 students) and the information related to Moodle [...]

Many of #Blackboard World’s Keynotes and Sessions available free online #BBworld13

Many of #Blackboard World’s Keynotes and Sessions available free online #BBworld13

There's a little overlap of the Blackboard and Moodle World now that Bb has a stake in the Open Source LMS. Looking at all session archives there's not a huge Moodle contingent (though I expect that will grow in the future). There were four sessions (of the many presentations and keynotes from this years' Blackboard World) that were applicable to [...]

@Netspot Launches joule support for its New Zealand and Australian clients #blackboard

@Netspot Launches joule support for its New Zealand and Australian clients #blackboard

About a year after the announced acquisition of Moodlerooms and Netspot by Blackboard, the largest LMS company has moved to streamline its enterprise solutions with Netspot also supporting Moodlerooms' joule platform. Netspot clients can now transition to joule, built upon the Moodle framework and gain access to the same stable code base managed [...]

xpLor coming to a Moodle near you for free?

xpLor coming to a Moodle near you for free?

Yesterday at the Baltimore Moot I participated in an extended look at xpLor, Moodlerooms and Blackboard's slick content repository and activity tool which allows you to create once and distribute to one or more courses, sites or even different learning management systems all using Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) as a common [...]

Blackboard Doubles Down on Development and MOOCs

Blackboard Doubles Down on Development and MOOCs

Blackboard World was last week and Blackboard CEO, Jay Bhatt and Bb Teaching and Learning President, Ray Henderson, exclaimed the companies efforts to keep on top of the elearning market. Both articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education focused on the announcements by the company in regards to its future [...]

Moodle tops list of the “20 Most Popular LMS Software Solutions”

Moodle tops list of the “20 Most Popular LMS Software Solutions”

This recent market research by Capterra, a software guidance company, highlights the most popular learning management systems around and Moodle tops the list. Three measure contribute to LMS scores: number of clients, number of users and social network score (a combination of likes, followers and more). While there might be some variations in [...]

Best. Job. Ever. StraighterLine’s Moodle based course delivery platform

Best. Job. Ever.  StraighterLine’s Moodle based course delivery platform

Let me tell you about the best job ever.  I read this article back in 2009 and was immediately struck by the audaciousness of $99 a month access to college courses. While working with AP teachers and other Moodlers across  the US I had quickly realized that education could be much more efficient. So I emailed the contact us form on the website [...]

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