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Blackboard’s Moodle Strategy

Blackboard’s Moodle Strategy

Phil Hill recently posted on Michael Feldstein's e-Literate site about his trip to Colombia to take a tour of Blackboard's recent acquisition there: Nivel Siete.  A good deal of the article is rightly dedicated to Nivel Siete and how that company is being used as a focal point and center of excellence for the greater Latin American market. It [...]

Blackboard Acquires Nivel Siete, Moodle Partner from Colombia

Blackboard Acquires Nivel Siete, Moodle Partner from Colombia

In its latest acquisition and 10th in the last 18 months or so Blackboard, largest Moodle Partner and largest education technology service provider in the world has grown by a bit and expanded into the Latin American market by purchasing Nivel Siete of Bogota, Colombia. This carries forward the Blackboard mission of being the premier edtech [...]

Remote-Learner: Past, Present, Future

Remote-Learner: Past, Present, Future

I had a chance to talk candidly with Ron Olsen, CEO of Remote-Learner this week at the MoodleMoot in Minnesota and he provided me with some insight behind the decision to not renew the Moodle Partnership that Remote-Learner had held since essentially founding the Moodle.com Partnership program nearly a decade ago: it was not a decision that the [...]

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 [...]

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