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Sadly, today I learned that Julian Ridden (@Moodleman) is moving on from Moodle to another LMS (Instructure/Canvas). I'm sure you will agree that his impact on the community was huge and definitely will be lasting. From amazing themes to...
Similar to the new administrative settings that allow you to install plugins right from Moodle.org, here's an initiative by Nadav Kavalerchik to allow users to add LTI tools from the Edu Apps store: https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-40899. I covered Edu Apps recently as one of...
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...
If you've been staying up on edtech and startups you'll notice that a ton of learning management systems and social learning platforms have been getting a lot of attention, and a lot of money. Facebook: launches groups for schools (file...
With the introduction of several new learning platforms in 2011 (Instructure, Sophia, CourseKit, OpenClass and others) there's a new buzz word in the realm of LMSs: "Social".  Which is ironic since Moodle was built to introduce the "use of Open...
Another new LMS launches almost every week to higher ed or k12 clients around the world (just recently we've seen OpenClass by publishing giant Pearson announced to some fanfare). In other news reports of Blackboard and new-comer, Instructure being...
Here's a wicked cool graphic (and article) by Phil Hill (@PhilOnEdTech) of the Delta Initiative that puts down his thoughts on the changing landscape of Learning Management Systems and educational technology in higher education and a snap shot of...
In the LMS world, there hasn't been bigger news lately than the acquisition of Blackboard by Providence Equity Partners this past July 1, 2011 .  The 1.6 billion dollar acquisition of the worlds largest LMS corporation caused a flurry...
It's basically the gist of the press release and ensuing media coverage of "Canvas" by Instructure, a fledgling learning management software company from Utah.  Their base level LMS was announced as the newest open source player to much hoopla...