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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 [...]

Weekly Wrap up from around the Moodleverse

Weekly Wrap up from around the Moodleverse

I'm off to a wedding in Vermont, USA so am out today.  But that's not to say there weren't some great posts from around the Moodle community worth sharing.  Here are just a few, Moodle is Mainstream by Michael de Raadt http://salvetore.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/moodle-is-mainstream/ Moodle 2 Cheat Sheet by Fran [...]

Get Ready to XPLor

Get Ready to XPLor

A few months ago I had a the privilege of seeing a sneak peek of a new project by Moodlerooms called originally "FolkLOR".  The premise: a curated repository of learning objects that teachers could easily search for, locate and add to their course, no advanced integration necessary.  The whole process, whether for a test of community (or [...]

Blackboard’s contributions to open source

Blackboard’s contributions to open source

The debate surrounding the acquisition of Moodlerooms and NetSpot by Blackboard has died down over the past few months.  Without much news from the Open Source Services group since then an important announcement was made recently which highlights the continued efforts of NetSpot and Moodlerooms to remain good stewards of the Moodle Partner [...]

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