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Blackboard hits the market for a potential $3B sale

Blackboard hits the market for a potential $3B sale

Yup. New about the largest Moodle Partner worldwide, with the combined clientele of Netspot, Moodlerooms and Remote-Learner UK being up for sale has just been released by Reuters news source. Purportedly the current owners of one of the largest education technology companies in the world, Providence Equity Partners, LLC has enlisted Deutsche Bank [...]

Bb World is free to attend virtually

Bb World is free to attend virtually

Blackboard, one of the largest Moodle Partners (if not the largest) in the world is live streaming BbWorld 2015 for free to your computer over the next three days. This year's BbWorld is less about the product than about empowering teachers and learners according to their announcement, 80% of the main stage time at BbWorld this year won't be [...]

Blackboard Acquires X-Ray Analytics bringing predictive analysis to Moodlerooms

Blackboard Acquires X-Ray Analytics bringing predictive analysis to Moodlerooms

Blackboard recently announced its acquisition of X-Ray Analytics, a learning analytics and predictive analysis technology in Washington, DC. The technology aggregates student performance data and provides feedback to users/staff in order to optimize student outcomes and proactively identify at risk students. According to the Washington Business [...]

In wake of UK sale, Remote Learner positions itself for growth with leadership change/hire

In wake of UK sale, Remote Learner positions itself for growth with leadership change/hire

Remote-Learner most recently made headlines when it sold its UK division to Blackboard. This week it announced some personnel changes which could be key to its growth in the future. First, Jason Cole has stepped into the role of Board Chairman replacing founder Bryan Williams who will remain on the board. Mr. Cole will vacate his position as [...]

Moodlerooms releases Snap theme to the community

Moodlerooms releases Snap theme to the community

While it's not yet in the Plugin database, the Snap theme, developed by Moodlerooms' Stuart Lamour and David Scotson, previously only available to Moodlerooms client, is now available to the community via their Github account: https://github.com/moodlerooms/moodle-theme_snap The release of Snap, a responsive, image centric theme stems from [...]

Capterra Survey on LMS use shows Moodle with largest share

Capterra Survey on LMS use shows Moodle with largest share

Capterra, a business software consultancy has published results from an LMS survey they recently ran. The particular population of respondents show that they range across all industries (only 21% were "Education") and that organizations ranged from small to very large (over 15% were billion dollar+ companies). Based on responses, The most [...]

3 years after its Moodle acquisitions, Blackboard reflects on openness and open source

3 years after its Moodle acquisitions, Blackboard reflects on openness and open source

Two recent blog posts from Blackboard have focused on the company's contributions and ongoing plans for contributing to open source communities (namely Moodle) and pushing the envelope of openness forward through it's involvement in IMS Global initiatives (LTI and Caliper). Read the openness post from November here, the three year retrospective is [...]

LMS data updates from Edutechnica: Moodle and Canvas see gains, Bb declines

LMS data updates from Edutechnica: Moodle and Canvas see gains, Bb declines

The work that Edutechnica has done to pull this information is great, please note that the change from 800+ FTEs to 700+ FTEs since last time the update was released could have a minor effect on the data. All caveats and considerations (and a brief interesting introduction) are available [...]

Cool UX/UI elements for course editing in the new Blackboard Learn

Cool UX/UI elements for course editing in the new Blackboard Learn

I've been looking at a few other LMSes and how they handle editing and the student view of content for inspiration (always good to keep tabs on what new UI/UX trends are in the marketplace). Recently that brought me to the "New User Experience" which is purportedly coming to Blackboard Learn and is covered in this webinar [...]

e-Literate looks at the state of the US Higher Ed LMS Market

e-Literate looks at the state of the US Higher Ed LMS Market

Phil Hill of e-Literate over at mfeldstein.com has updated their Sankey-like growth diagram for learning management systems in the US for 2014. The story in the US is slightly different than that of the international market with growth dominated by Canvas by Instructure and no movement for Moodle. Compared to Edutechnica's data where [...]

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