Eleven months ago, I wrote a post about Instructure entering its “awkward teenage years.” That was a setup for the inevitable alternative metaphor that was coming, along with Instructure’s inevitable fall from grace. Now that they’re off the pedestal, it’s time to address the crazy way we talk about ed tech companies.
LMS & Learning Platforms
The IMS has been amazingly successful. I take a deep dive into both the what and the why, and then look at how the next challenge of learning analytics is going to mean the next decade of interoperability work will be different from the last one.
Instructure is not the same company it was just a year or two ago. Thanks to public reporting, the changes are out in the open.
Moodle HQ more aggressively pushing into pro-ed market with Moodle Workplace with a change in how open source code is deployed (hint, it’s not universally available).
If you want story of aggressive migration to SaaS model (public cloud) for an LMS company, look no further than D2L and Brightspace. Transformation to be complete in 2019.
Blackboard shares news with e-Literate about Learn SaaS and company updates.
New release of LMS market data for the US and Canada for higher education, with a market in transition.