Tag Archives: learning-management-systems

Instructure Goes Open Source

Update: The video was briefly broken as Instructure inexplicably chose the day after their big announcement to change their YouTube account. I have updated the post with the new URL and it should be working now. Note that anybody else … Continue reading

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Social Network Analysis and the LMS

Many thanks to George Siemens for pointing out SNAPP: Social Networks Adapting Pedagogical Practice. This is something I’ve been urging various LMS communities to¬† build for seven or eight years (since I was involved with dotLRN). SNAPP extracts information from … Continue reading

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Blackboard's Response to Open Source: Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt

Blackboard has not been having a good time in the state of North Carolina. As I noted recently, the University of North Carolina (a Blackboard customer) reported highly favorable results of their pilot study of Sakai, with an outcome of … Continue reading

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Why All LMS's Are 'Pretty Good/Bad'

I got a lot of positive feedback on my “Advice for Small Schools on the LMS Selection Process” post, so I’m going to continue the occasional series. You can find all the posts in the series at any time by … Continue reading

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Advice for Small Schools on the LMS Selection Process

I have volunteered to give my local community college some advice regarding some LMS migration decisions they have to make—if to migrate, when to migrate, how to migrate, and so on. In many ways, they’re a pretty typical school with … Continue reading

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