Notes from BETT 2019 show in London looking at Microsoft Teams and potential as a learning platform competitor
While Moodle has global market share that far exceeds any other academic LMS, their number of new implementations seems to be dropping off substantially across the international regions that we track.
The Case for Learning Platform Grade Book
Online grade books are expensive for ed tech companies to build, almost impossible for them to build well, and hard for faculty and students to learn. Here’s a recipe for using final and near-final interoperability standards to enable faculty and students to just use their same LMS grade book in every ed tech app.
A Flexible, Interoperable Digital Learning Platform: Are We There Yet?
Whether you call it NGDLE, an LMOS, a learning platform, or something else, people have been wanting a next-generation post-LMS for a long time. We finally have both the interoperability standards and the market incentives to make it possible—if the LMS vendors are willing to take a risk.
Exclusive: University of Phoenix moving from homegrown platform to Blackboard Learn Ultra
The University of Phoenix has a history of using its scale to develop and rely on homegrown platforms, including the adaptive learning platform branded as “Classroom”. I wrote about this investment in 2013. The full significance of the University of Phoenix bet on adaptive learning platforms goes beyond pure dollars and became clear when the […]
U of Phoenix: Losing hundreds of millions of dollars on adaptive-learning LMS bet
It would be interesting to read (or write) a post mortem on this project some day. Two and a half years ago I wrote a post describing the University of Phoenix investment of a billion dollars on new IT infrastructure, including hundreds of millions of dollars spent on a new, adaptive-learning LMS. In another post I […]
An Example Why LMS Should Not Be Only Part of Learning Ecosystem
In Michael’s initial post on the Post-LMS, he built on this central theme: Reading Phil’s multiple reviews of Competency-Based Education (CBE) “LMSs”, one of the implications that jumps out at me is that we see a much more rapid and coherent progression of learning platform designs if you start with a particular pedagogical approach in mind. The idea […]