Archive for the ‘Learning Management Systems’ Category

D2L Signs Loyola Marymount, St. Catherine and DePaul Through Internet2

Internet2 members continue to choose D2L as their learning management system provider. Three high-profile institutions, Loyola Marymount University (LMU), St. Catherine University and DePaul University, are using the learning technology leader’s Brightspace platform to reach every learner. D2L

Blackboard’s All-of-the-Above Strategy

The education company wants to be a cutting-edge software provider and support colleges using older versions. Analysts and some colleges worry the company is stretching itself too thin. Inside Higher Ed

The important elements of LMS design that affect user engagement with e-learning tools within LMSs in the higher education sector

In recent years, universities have been under increased pressure to adopt e-learning practices for teaching and learning. In particular, the emphasis has been on learning management systems (LMSs) and associated collaboration tools to provide opportunities for sharing knowledge, building a community of learners, and supporting higher order learning and critical thinking through conversation and collaboration. […]

UNSW [University of New South Wales] turns to former student Adam Brimo for online learning technology in $100 million makeover

An e-learning platform developed by a UNSW graduate has been chosen by the university as a key part of its $100 million dollar plan to overhaul teaching and put much of it online in the next five years Financial Review

Universities Across Brazil Adopt D2L’s Brightspace LMS to Transform Learning

D2L, a global learning technology leader, announces a range of customers across Brazil have selected its Brightspace learning management system (LMS) to modernize the learning experience. Several universities have chosen Brightspace for ease of use, personalized learning, support for blended and online programs, and its learning analytics capabilities designed to improve learning outcomes. Brightspace is […]

D2L Releases Brightspace Spring17, Empowering Instructors to Reach Every Learner

D2L, a global learning technology leader, announces the Spring17 release of Brightspace, its award-winning learning management system (LMS). With the Brightspace Spring17 enhancements, it’s easier for instructors to reach every learner with an engaging and modern experience. “Mobile and social platforms have transformed the world and we need to make sure that learning experiences are […]

Learning Analytics Research for LMS Course Design: Two Studies

Findings from two research studies at scale reveal the implications of learning analytics research for designing courses in learning management systems. Data-driven interventions shine light on our institutional conceptions of learning, who our students are, and our responsibility — or perhaps our willingness — to support students. By focusing the lens of analytics on course design, we may be able to define success in […]

D2L Expands its Global Reach to Colombia and UAE

D2L to Modernize Education for New Customers in Colombia Higher education and professional organizations select Brightspace to provide flexible learning options, virtual and mobile capabilities D2L, a global learning technology leader, is proud to announce that a range of customers across Colombia have selected its Brightspace LMS (learning management system). Universities and other institutions in South America’s second-most […]

A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask

Over the past 10 years, new learning management systems (LMSs) have sprung on the scene to rival the Blackboards and Moodles of old. On the EdSurge Product Index alone, 56 products self-identify and fall into the LMS category. And with certain established companies like Pearson pulling out of the LMS ranks, where do you start? […]

Exploring the Relationship Between Student Engagement, Twitter, and a Learning Management System: A Study of Undergraduate Marketing Students

Because student engagement is believed to be a predictor of academic achievement, there is significant interest in discovering methods that will improve and increase student engagement at all levels of education. This study investigated the relationship between digital and social media usage and student engagement. In particular, this study sought to investigate how adding (1) […]