LearnDash.com has an article about a 2012 survey on the penetration of learning management systems into the marketplace. According to them Blackboard still rules with 74%, with Moodle being its closest competitor @42%. Desire2Learn is a distant third with 14%. [Please note that because schools have multiple LMSs, the numbers do not add up to 100%.]
The membership of Jasig and Sakai, pioneers in the development and adoption of open source software to support education, have voted overwhelmingly to merge their two organizations. The new non-profit entity formed by the merger, Apereo, will continue to foster the creation and sustenance of open source software in support of education and research – but with a significantly enlarged membership and reach. Continue reading →
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.