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July 30, 2019: The day the OPM market changed

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The zeitgeist of online education, at least of the OPM market, changed today as the market leader "recalibrated" their business.

Postscript on D2L Fusion and LMS Market Slowdown

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Despite some wins for D2L this summer, we maintain our view that the LMS market has slowed down since last year with fewer competitive bids available.
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D2L Fusion: Continuing product approach and market differentiation

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D2L continues its recent path of product improvements and partnership approach, but in the market they're running in place.
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InstructureCon 2019: A study in contrasts

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Instructure is going through changes, with contrasting views apparent between 2015 and 2019 and between executives and staff.
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Online student community: What do they need from us?

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Pat James and Kevin Kelly moderate a student panel at the Online Teaching Conference 2019
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Schoology NEXT 2019: Increased focus on K-12 LMS Market

Schoology focuses on its K-12 roots and shows increasing market strength
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The Equity Rubric That Became a Community College Initiative

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Leveraging course quality rubrics to reduce achievement gaps at Peralta Community College
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Pearson’s Digital-First Textbook Initiative and Student Choice

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This morning Pearson announced a bold move into a digital-first world for textbook publishing, as described by Inside Higher Ed: Pearson, like many publishers in higher education, has long signaled its intent to move from print textbooks…
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2019: The year that Blackboard Learn Ultra is fully in production

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As I was planning my conference time for this summer's LMS user conferences, something struck me with the BbWorld19 agenda that needs to be stated publicly and explicitly. Our five-year journey of Learn Ultra is coming / Learn Ultra is late…
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Update on Academic LMS Market Slowdown

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The trend continues for the academic LMS market - slower than last year - and we're about to find out if this trend will reverse.