Our latest LMS market report is out, and with it the semi-annual update of the famous squid graph.
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.
Almost 30% of Instructure’s higher ed LMS new implementations are international now, with particularly strong growth in Europe.
There has been no material effect of institutional control changes from for-profit to not-for-profit for the periods covered in the DL Compass report (Fall 2012 through Fall 2015).
Distance learning continues to grow, with a little more than half of the total enrollments from students who are taking both online and on-campus classes. That said, the number of students studying on a campus has dropped by almost one million between 2012 and 2015.
One of the most knowledgeable observers of the for-profit sector gives us his take on this unprecedented deal.