Oracle has released new mobile functionality for PeopleSoft Campus Solutions addressing institutional expectations to brand, customize, and extend the smartphone application for its students.
The mobile enhancements were developed using Oracle’s Continuous Delivery Model, which protects higher education institutions from disruptive major upgrades by delivering features packs that provide new functionality for immediate needs. Read the rest of this entry »
The HTML5 Moodle Mobile app is now available on Google Play (Android) and Apple iTunes (iOS). Based, on the iOS app “My Moodle,” the newly designed app has been developed to address security, working offline, speed, branding, and customization requirements.
The mobile app will not support all Moodle functions, as Moodle wants to take the time that is necessary to develop secure Web services, properly. Read the rest of this entry »
E-learning vendor Relias Learning has announced the acquisition of Care2Learn from VectorLearning. Relias Learning specializes in developing e-learning solutions for the senior care industry in North America. Through the acquisition, Relias Learning is aiming to expand its Silverchair Learning Systems with Care2Learn’s capabilities to support learning needs for long-term and post-acute care providers and professionals.
Initiated by veteran caregivers, Care2Learn has been used by more than 500,000 healthcare professionals to develop their skills and renew their professional certifications. Read the rest of this entry »
Blackboard Inc. announced a new release of its learning management system (LMS). New functionality focuses on student retention and outcomes.
The release introduces Retention Center, an embedded feature that unveils student performance and engagement. Instructors can recognize risk factors such as missed deadlines and poor grades. Consequently, professors may identify those students that need extra help to improve their performance. Furthermore, instructors have the option to define risk factors on top of the pre-loaded ones. Read the rest of this entry »
Oracle has announced the release of Oracle Learn Cloud 13A, which handles the delivery, tracking, management, and reporting of formal and informal training. Part of its learning and human capital management (HCM) software solutions offering, Oracle Learn Cloud allows organizations to manage learning globally. Read the rest of this entry »
The campus and distance learning solutions vendor Echo360 Active Learning released a new application that provides analytics for student activity before, during, and after class. The tool is able to output summaries that represent individual students’ participation and areas where he/she is encountering difficulties. In addition, it measures student engagement in and out of class. Read the rest of this entry »
Talent management provider Lumesse announced the launch of CourseBuilder 6M—the new version of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) e-learning authoring platform, which allows for content creation for mobile devices. The release supports multi-language and multi-device access to content and therefore ensures that learners can switch between devices during the learning process. Read the rest of this entry »
The former allows users to receive and personalize their messaging options from their mobile devices. This app is targeted at individuals who are or desire to be subscribed to Blackboard MyConnect groups—topic-based subscription lists provided by their institutions. Read the rest of this entry »
Talent management provider, SilkRoad Technology, and learning measurement provider, KnowledgeAdvisors, joined forces to integrate SilkRoad’s GreenLight learning management system (LMS) with KnowledgeAdvisors’ Metrics that Matter analytics platform. Metrics that Matter offers SilkRoad’s clients a 360-degree assessment of how effective educational programs are by analyzing data collected from GreenLight LMS. Additionally, it can incorporate big data collected from other enterprise systems, such as customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and employee surveys to create a more comprehensive picture of the success of learning and training programs. Read the rest of this entry »
CourseSmart, one of the largest providers of eTextbooks, today announced its partnership with Instructure—the company that produces the learning management system (LMS), Canvas. CourseSmart’s collection includes 30,000 eTextbooks and digital course materials. This initiative permits instructors and students to access the CourseSmart eTextbooks via their student/instructor Canvas portal.
One of the benefits of digitizing textbooks is the reduction of cost. According to the press release, eTextbooks are up to 60 percent cheaper than their printed versions. The news signals a more competitive and vibrant LMS market that makes Blackboard’s long-lasting supremacy a thing of the past.
We recently certified SimplyDigi’s learning management suite (LMS) , and I wanted to share my first impressions of the product with you. SimplyDigi was founded in Delaware (US) in 1999 and offers two products: SimplyDigi LMS/LCMS (Learning Content Management System) and DigiCast (for live classroom and meeting events). Both solutions were developed entirely in-house by SimplyDigi, and the company prides itself on being entirely independently financed. Read the rest of this entry »
There are two reasons which led me to write this blog. Firstly, I recently had briefings with vendors such as Learn.com and Xyleme that made me realize that the learning management system (LMS) industry is building up more and more connections with other technologies and enterprise applications. Secondly, a recent article (see Trends in LMS by Don McIntosh) explains how LMS is evolving with Web 2.0, talent management, mobile learning, software as a service (SaaS), and open-source software. Having worked mainly in the product development area in manufacturing, one question popped into my mind—does LMS have anything to do with product lifecycle management (PLM)? Read the rest of this entry »