e-Literate Report: Cloud Eases LMS Migration, Leads to Market Change

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e-Literate has released a new report about market trends in the learning management system (LMS) space.  Phil Hill and Michael Feldstein reviewed LMS usage, implementation, and decommissions within higher education throughout the globe.  The note an increase attributable to the retirement of Peason’s LearningStudio LMS.  Phil Hill noted that two things had eased migrations: cloud-based solutions and reliability.

Some of the findings included are:

  • Canvas is the fastest growing of the LMS platforms
  • Blackboard is the second-most used system globally
  • Moodle is the dominant LMS outside of North America
  • D2L Brightspace had the same number of implementations as Canvas in North America
  • Voluntary migrations are driven by faculty demand for “improved system usability”
  • the market is being impacted by large migrations by California Community College System to Canvas and University of Phoenix to Blackboard

Michael Feldstein said regarding the overall trend worldwide:

“Although there is a lot of speculation about the future of ed tech today, one thing is certain: There is an oligopoly emerging.  We’re seeing smaller, more regionally focused LMSs decrease and a few dominant players emerge globally.”

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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Georgia Tech Signs with Canvas

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Georgia Tech has adopted Canvas by Instructure as its new learning management system (lms) for both its global learners both in residence and for online courses.  They plan on rolling out a few courses this fall and then a large scale implementation in the  Spring 2018 semester.  Migration will be completed in 2019.  The decision was made after a two-year lms review by the Office of Provost and evaluation by faculty, staff, and students.

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Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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Instructure Launches Its Canvas VLD in the United Kingdom

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Instructure has announced its launch of its Canvas Virtual Learning Environment in the UK.  They have opened an office in London and are working with University of Birmingham, Henley Business School, Condè Nast College of Fashion & Design and Wolsey Hall Oxford.  Canvas runs on a multi-tenant, native cloud architecture, hosted in Ireland on industry-leading Amazon Web Services, with a 99.99 percent uptime guarantee.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1811994#ixzz2xdvlECWd

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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