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After Customer Feedback And Further Delays, Blackboard Changes Learn Ultra Strategy For LMS

By Phil HillMore Posts (413) A full seven months after BbWorld 2015, Blackboard has yet to move any new functionality for Learn Ultra from “in development” or “in research” to “available” according a new public webinar. That is, Learn Ultra … Continue reading

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LearningStudio and OpenClass End-Of-Life: Pearson is getting out of LMS market

By Phil HillMore Posts (413) Pearson has notified customers that LearningStudio will be shut down as a standalone LMS over the next 2-3 years. Created from the Pearson acquisition of both eCollege and Fronter, LearningStudio has been targeted primarily at fully-online … Continue reading

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Launch Of Moodle Users Association: 44 members sign up, mostly as individuals

By Phil HillMore Posts (413) The Moodle Users Association (MUA), a crowd-funding group for additional Moodle core development, announced today that it is open for members to join. Technically the site was internally announced on its web site last Friday, but the … Continue reading

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The Massive Decline In Larger Education Company Market Caps

By Phil HillMore Posts (413) After our coverage of Blackboard’s CEO change last week, we were both interviewed by the Washington Business Journal, with the following lede: Analysts and sources I spoke with Monday, both on and off the record, … Continue reading

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Blackboard Replaces CEO Jay Bhatt: What happened

By Phil HillMore Posts (413) Just over four years since Providence Equity Partners acquired Blackboard and three years after they brought in Jay Bhatt to replace co-founder Michael Chasen, the company announced another change in CEO. Blackboard has removed Jay … Continue reading

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