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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Webinar: New Directions In Online Education

Inside Higher Ed has just released a new booklet called New Directions In Online Education and announced a corresponding webinar.  Information about the booklet is available here.  The webinar information is provided below with a link to the registration page.

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New Directions in Online Education

Online education is ubiquitous in American higher education. Some colleges deliver most or all of their instruction online. Other colleges – including institutions with traditional-age students and residential campuses – also have embraced online education. And hybrid education mixes face-to-face with online elements.

This webcast will explore some of the ways colleges are delivering instruction to students online, and some of the innovations in learning technologies and pedagogy. Increasingly, developments in online education influence traditional face-to-face instruction, so tracking online education has never been more important.

Join Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman for a lively discussion on these topics Thursday, September 7 at 2:00 PM ET.

 

Scott Jaschik
Editor
Inside Higher Ed

Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher Ed, has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and Salon. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Doug Lederman
Editor
Inside Higher Ed

Doug Lederman, Editor, Inside Higher Ed, has been published in The New York Times, USA Todaythe Nieman Foundation Journal, and The Christian Science Monitor. Doug was managing editor of The Chroniclefrom 1999-2003.

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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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2017 Babson Distance Education Enrollment Report

Babson Distance Education Enrollment Report

The Babson Distance Education Enrollment Report for 2017 was recently released.  This is a new iteration of the report, a series which has been around for a decade.  This new endeavor is a collaboration of a number of leaders in the space that have decided to join forces.  As the website says:

Realizing that we accomplish more together (and that we liked each other’s data wonk personalities), the three organizations partnered in 2017 to create the Digital Learning Compass. Our goal: To be the definitive source of information on the patterns and trends of U.S. postsecondary distance learning.

 

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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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