Tag Archives: Higher Ed

LMS and Open: The false binary is based on past, not future markets

D’Arcy Norman has an excellent blog post up titled “On the false binary of LMS vs. Open” that captures a false framing issue. We’re pushed into a false binary position – either you’re on the side of the evil LMS, working … Continue reading

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ITC Survey: Four trends to watch in LMS market for community colleges

The Instructional Technology Council (ITC), an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), has conducted a distance education survey since 2004 focusing on online education trends among community colleges in the US and Canada. With this focus, … Continue reading

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The Resilient Higher Ed LMS: Canvas is the only fully-established recent market entry

For a few years starting in 2009, it seemed one of the best ways to raise VC funds or corporate internal investment was to say “we can beat Blackboard with a new cloud-based platform”. Witness Coursekit / Lore, Instructure / … Continue reading

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Education M&A Activity in 2013: Still growing, but changing

Like it or not, education is an industry, and much of the change we see affecting higher ed and K-12 institutions is driven by investment from the private sector. It can be useful to get a high-level view of the … Continue reading

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State of the Anglosphere’s Higher Education LMS Market: 2013 Edition

I shared the most recent graphic summarizing the LMS market in September 2012, and thanks to new data sources it’s time for an update. As with all previous versions, the 2005 – 2009 data points are based on the Campus Computing … Continue reading

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