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Schoology, NEO, Claroline, Chamilo: The beginning of the LMS long tail -

Schoology, NEO, Claroline, Chamilo: The beginning of the LMS long tail - | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Phil Hill
With reporting contributions from Jeanette Wiseman and O'Neal Spicer

We have described how the global LMS market is converging in the sense that the Big Four - Moodle, Blackboard, Instructure, and D2L - end up being the primary competitors in more and more global regions, often with similar dynamics. We have also described Sakai and its decline in some detail. But what about the next level down? Let's consider four LMS solutions that are still quite active but with fewer institutional users than Sakai - Schoology (whom we have described before), NEO, Claroline, and Chamilo. The following graphic shows both primary and secondary system usage in higher education in six different global regions, and all four systems have more than 100 active implementations.

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

Want an insiders advice on Learning Management Systems, look here!  The LMS market is deep, complex, and always evolving.  Choosing an LMS means a lot of hand wringing, committee work and significant risk for those that make the decision. 

 

Everyone has a favorite, most don't want to give up the one they know and be forced into climbing a new learning curve. 

 

Ultimately,  you land in an LMS that might not be your 1st Choice.  When this happens my best advice comes from Stephen Stills: "If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you are with."

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What's Important about the Blackboard Market Share News -

What's Important about the Blackboard Market Share News - | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
My last post on Canvas' US market share surpassing Blackboard's predictably got a fair bit of attention, including some follow-up press elsewhere on the internet. There were a few comments to the press made by Blackboard executives and industry experts that merit some further examination.
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Overview of the evolving LMS ecology.  Time marches on.  

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Moodle Vs Edmodo: Which One Is Right For You?

A video tutorial that takes you through the difference between Edmood and Moodle. If you are a teacher and you want to know about the differences betwee

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, stevebatch
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It always helps to compare how two course management systems work. 

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The Best Moodle Modules and Plugins

Workshop presented at the annual Moodle Day at Dawson College (Montreal). May 27th, 2016

Via Gisele Brugger, João Greno Brogueira
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Moodle remains the strongest open source LMS. Check out this slideshow!

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 29, 2017 3:49 AM
Une liste à parcourir avec les collègues pour voir ce qui vaut la peine.
Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, August 29, 2017 4:28 AM
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Juanita Amiel Townsend's curator insight, September 1, 2017 12:21 AM

Moodle remains the strongest open source LMS. Check out this slideshow!

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Moodle and Blackboard Cut Ties - The Odd Couple call it quits

Moodle and Blackboard Cut Ties - The Odd Couple call it quits | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Moodle just announced that Blackboard "will transition out of Moodle’s Certified Moodle Partner program in the coming months."

This is consequential for both Moodle and Blackboard.On the Moodle side, we have written about Moodle's financial dependence on Blackboard as a partner and how that creates some risk for the community. Since those posts, Moodle has received $6 million in outside investment. According to Moodle Pty's press release, that investment, combined with a decline in Blackboard's financial contributions to Moodle made it feasible for Moodle to break off from the partnership.

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Big LMS Changes. I remember when they got together. Ugh.
The LMS scene remains tumultuous. Disruption is the name of the game. The ground under these huge database systems is jello.

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Penn State Releases Headless Authoring Experience for Online Courses

Penn State Releases Headless Authoring Experience for Online Courses | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Penn State’s Headless Authoring Experience (HAX)
As recently reported on Penn State News, the idea for HAX started on a white board about three years ago. As Ollendyke recently told Penn State News, “We needed a way to make it easier and faster to produce high-quality, accessible online courses. HAX is a course-authoring solution for faculty and staff that does not require them to know HTML to make pages, removing a barrier to participate and leveraging user experiences, such as those found using Weebly, Wix or SquareSpace.” So, how easy is HAX? Ollendyke and Kaufman use Lego pieces to explain it. Essentially, HAX builds the bricks but what one does with the bricks is entirely up to them.
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Headless authoring experience? Not sure about the acronym, but this system holds some promise for those that would like to snap together a course Lego style.

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Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market - EdSurge News

Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market - EdSurge News | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
It’s terribly confusing, but perhaps no coincidence, that three of the world’s most prominent consumer technology companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft—each boast a “Classroom” tool aimed at K-12 educators and students. After all, what better way to secure a foothold in the market than impressing one’s brand to future consumers at a young age?
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Here's an overview article to help you understand the current k-12 online classroom environment. 

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Frank Napoli's curator insight, January 11, 8:55 AM
This is a battle that most systems are having 
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State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2017 Edition -

State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2017 Edition - | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This data source provides historical and current measures of institutional adoptions, allowing new insights into how the market has worked and current trends.
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This infographic shows the growth of various LMS over the years. Important for those thinking about acquiring an LMS or changing from their current system. 

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SerkanTAN's curator insight, May 20, 2017 3:06 AM

This infographic shows the growth of various LMS over the years. Important for those thinking about acquiring an LMS or changing from their current system. 

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, May 24, 2017 9:37 AM
Interesting chart. Open Source is booming.