Tag Archives: LMS

Recommended Reading: CBE platforms represent a truly niche market

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) Triggered by the news that we broke here at e-Literate that “Ellucian Stops Support for Brainstorm, its CBE platform”, Carl Straumsheim at Inside Higher Ed has a valuable follow-up article today looking more broadly at the … Continue reading

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Vert Capital and Scriba Corp: Institutions losing course data in company’s death throes

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) After last year’s disastrous outage at UC Davis due to Scriba Corp’s change of data center for the Sakai LMS (branded as SmartSite at UC Davis), it turns out that there is more damage to … Continue reading

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Ellucian Stops Support for Brainstorm, its CBE platform

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) In a surprise move, Ellucian has decided to end support for Brainstorm, the competency-based education (CBE) platform it acquired from Helix Education two years ago. All Brainstorm customers are being notified of the end-of-life and … Continue reading

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Schoology Layoffs: Focusing on smaller higher ed opportunities

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) We’ve noticed and had several people ask us about corporate changes at Schoology, the LMS vendor. More specifically, the questions have been based on whether they are laying off staff, and what that means for … Continue reading

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The Intended Consequences of California’s Online Education Initiative

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) Last month we presented two explainer videos on the growing usage of course exchanges, where multiple institutions pool resources in creating or extending online courses. If online courses or programs breaks down the barriers of campus … Continue reading

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