Archive for the ‘Learning Management Systems’ Category

A Learning Analytics Tool for Usability Assessment in Moodle Environments

The use of analytics technologies is increasingly successful in the e-learning domain. In this paper, we propose a novel model aiming at evaluating usability of interfaces adopted by Learning Management Systems and Massive Open Online Courses platforms based on the comparison between desktop and mobile versions, using specific native indicators. The indicators obtained from log […]

D2L Brightspace LMS

D2L is not new to online learning. Founded in 1999, D2L (then Desire2Learn) created one of the very first learning management systems (LMS). Today, Brightspace remains one of the most popular platforms in the educational space, behind only Blackboard, Canvas, and Moodle, according to a recent Edutechnica report. Brightspace stands apart from other platforms in […]

Understanding Faculty Use of the Learning Management System

The learning management system (LMS) has become a critical tool for nearly all institutions of higher education, and a driving force in online learning. According to a 2014 report by the Educause Center for Analysis and Research, 99% of higher education institutions have an LMS in place, and the LMS is used by 85% of […]

Open Source and the NGDLE

If the transformation to an NGDLE implies a disaggregation of the “services formerly known as the LMS,” factors other than technical feasibility and pedagogical desirability come into play. Customization provided by open-source software creates rich soil for innovation. EDUCAUSE Review

Edsby, The Learning Management System For K-12, Announces Explosive Growth

Edsby is a learning management system (LMS) devoted entirely to the K-12 market. Many LMS available today are systems designed for higher education that have been retrofitted for grade school and high school. Edsby is the K-12 platform of the future, today. NIBLETZ

Moodle Educational Experts Get A Lesson In Accessible, Universal Course Design

…The purpose of this course was to “develop skills in accessible, universal course design,” and a blog post by the Moodlefairy shares some of the key takeaways, most of which are likely to influence the upcoming versions of the Moodle MOOC, and maybe even Moodle itself. Moodle News

Future Forward: The Next Twenty Years of Higher Education

Twenty years ago, when technology-assisted learning was still in its infancy, Blackboard launched one of the first learning management systems. Since then we have been committed to helping learners and institutions thrive in a complex and changing educational environment. We understand that educational technology and services improve access and make higher education possible and available […]

International Perspectives on Next Generation Digital Learning Environments

How can higher education institutions worldwide support transforming educational needs with the right tools at the right time? Next generation digital learning environments must meet the requirements of evolving learning methodologies, the realities of the new life-long student demographic, and constantly evolving hardware and software technologies. New, openly defined, and evolving models, standards, and data […]

The Origins of Innovation in the Edtech Ecosystem

The learning management system as we have known it is fading in its importance. Supplanting it are hundreds of tools and innovations, created by a plethora of vendors, institutions, students, and instructors in a frothy, bubbling world known as the edtech ecosystem. EDUCAUSE 

Southern New Hampshire University Selects D2L’s Brightspace as Its New Learning Management System

SNHU will implement Brightspace to modernize and personalize learning and provide a better student experience