Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Turmoil in the LMS Marketplace

This year has been quite tumultuous in regard to the LMS (Learning Management System) marketplace. In the spring, Blackboard announced a major change in its business model in that it would start supporting several LMSs including open source, instead of focusing just on its own solution (Inside HigherEd "Blackboard's Open Source Pivot"). Since then, it seems like the "Wild Wild West" in the marketplace! Many institutions are evaluating their current LMS environments, scanning new options, and evaluating opportunities. Since CGU selected Sakai in 2007 there are many new and exciting LMSs to consider, including Desire 2 Learn and Canvas. Additionally, Moodle has made major inroads into the marketplace while Blackboard is quickly losing ground. The image below (in an e-Literate blog post) provides a visual to illustrate the current LMS MarkeetShare.

For more information regarding newer offerings like Desire 2 Learn and Canvas, you may want to visit:


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