Thursday, August 11, 2022

The state of e-learning 2009

It's that time of year again. Here's a personal look back at e-learning in 2009 (I will do another blog on priorities for Canadian...

The LMS war is over – or is it?

Carter, D. (2009) Blackboard, D2L declare truce eSchool News, December 17 The three-and-a-half-year court battle between learning management system (LMS) giant Blackboard Inc. and competitor...

Vancouver Community College's online moves

Robin Popow wrote this report for the BC Educational Technology Users Group: Vancouver Community College has entered what appears to be its next phase of...

Low use of web 2.0 in e-learning

Parry, M. (2009) Online Programs: Profits Are There, Technological Innovation Is Not Chronicle of Higher Education, October 19 A news report of a study by...

Trends in learning management systems

Lowendahl, J-M., Zastrocky, M., and Harris, M. (2008) Gartner Higher Education E-Learning Survey 2007: Clear Movements in the Market Stamford CT: Gartner Inc. (available...

Are learning management systems doomed?

As usual, George Siemen's blog is being provocative in his November 10, 2009 posting: Futue of learning: LMS or SNS, in which he argues...

Research on the the impact of an LMS on students' learning

Lopes, V. (2008) Course Management Systems and Campus-Based Learning North York ON: Seneca College One of the rare research reports that looks at the use...

Incorporating Google Apps with Blackboard

eSchool News (2009) Blackboard works on Google integration, eSchool News, November 3 A report of work at Northwestern University to provide an open-source integration of...

Using LMSs to identify 'at-risk' students

Kolowich, S. (2009) The new diagnostics, Inside Higher Education, September 30 An article about three institutions, Rio Salado Community College, Purdue University, and Capella University,...

LMS wars: e-learning’s third phase

Kolowich, S. (2009) E-Learning's Third Phase Inside Higher Education, September 27 An article about new players in the learning management system field. However, I don't...

About Tony Bates

Dr. Tony Bates is the author of eleven books in the field of online learning and distance education. He has provided consulting services specializing in training in the planning and management of online learning and distance education, working with over 40 organizations in 25 countries. Tony is a Research Associate with Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network.