Solano Community College / Pearson eCollege Deal

A Northern California school, Solano Community College, has cut a deal with Pearson to allow its students using Pearson textbooks to pay a flat fee to use the textbook but receive usage of Pearson’s LMS Learning Studio (formerly eCollege) and supplementary material for free.  Instructors are not mandated to use Pearson products, but this deal would apply to electronic materials for face-to-face, blended, and online courses.

This deal was struck after the college announced its decision to move from eCollege to the Instructure Canvas LMS.

The full story is at Campus Technology.

The State of Learning Management in Higher Education Systems – Delta Initiative

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The Delta Initiative has posted a their webinar on “The State of Leaerning Management in Higher Education.”  It provides a brief history of the development of the learning management system (LMS) and the growth and consolidation in the LMS market.

The primary focus is looking at the acquisition of LMSs by state wide systems or consortiums.

The slide deck is available here.

The video of the webinar is available on their website here.