Top Hat further expands, or subdivides the OER movement; and the move doubles down on the company’s bet on faculty engagement
Despite initial questions about Top Hat Marketplace, the deeper I look the more convinced I am that this is something to watch
Our latest LMS market report is out, and with it the semi-annual update of the famous squid graph.
In my view, the work itself is a significant contribution. It also is a positive indicator about Pearson’s future direction as a participant in and influencer of that community, although how strong an indicator is a much harder question to evaluate. And it gives us another clue about the co-evolution of educational institutions and ed tech vendors that we are likely to see over the next years and decades. In this post, I’m going to evaluate each of these aspects in turn.
By: Phil Hill and Justin Menard. Cross-posted at LISTedTECH Three and a half years ago Phil wrote a post “Snapshot of LMS Market for Large Online Programs in the US” giving a view into this growing segment of higher education. Large online enrollment institutions typically mean a centrally-coordinated provision of online courses, often with duplicate course […]
Last month Cengage Learning released a white paper titled “Open Educational Resources (OER) and the Evolving Higher Education Landscape” where the headline called out expected increases in OER adoption:
“Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education have the potential to triple in use as primary courseware over the next five years.”
As I have described to several executives at D2L, there is an interesting gap between the progress we have seen with the company’s product improvements and the reaction we hear from many of their customers. With the tighter integration with LeaP and the improved usability, particularly in content authoring, I would have expected to hear more […]