Category Archives: Big Picture

The “Big Picture” category covers larger trends and topics that influence both the problems that technology can help address in education as well as the barriers to implementing high-quality technology-supported education. This includes research-based topics such as learning science and program effectiveness studies, philosophical discussions such as outcomes definitions, and macro-forces such as government policy, markets, and business models.

State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2017 Edition

By Phil HillMore Posts (476) This is the ninth year I have shared the LMS market share graphic, commonly known as the squid graphic, for US and Canadian higher education. The original idea remains – to give a picture of the … Continue reading

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Movement of Canvas LMS to Global Markets

By Phil HillMore Posts (476) We’re coming up on our one-year anniversary of the e-Literate Big Picture: LMS market analysis service and getting our Spring 2017 report ready. One of the things that I love about working with LISTedTECH as … Continue reading

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Do For-profit Institutions Converting to Non-profit Affect Distance Education Enrollment Numbers?

By Phil HillMore Posts (476) In a comment to my post on the new Digital Learning Compass report covering distance education enrollment trends for US higher education, Richard Garrett, Chief Research Officer at Eduventures and Director at The Observatory on Borderless … Continue reading

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Digital Learning Compass: New report on distance education higher ed enrollments

By Phil HillMore Posts (476) The next generation of the long-running Online Learning Survey is here, and it is now called Digital Learning Compass. Originally known as the Sloan Survey of Online Learning, then known as the Online Learning Survey, … Continue reading

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Purdue University Deal To Acquire Kaplan University: Interview with Trace Urdan

By Phil HillMore Posts (476) The surprise news today is that Purdue University has agree to acquire the academic operations of Kaplan University. As stated in the 8-K filing by Kaplan University’s owner Graham Holdings: On April 27, 2017, Kaplan … Continue reading

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