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Postscript to CEO Transition at Blackboard

        This article was originally posted at e-Literate There are three additional management changes at Blackboard not mentioned in my recent post – two announced over the past week and one announced in April. These changes are worth noting as they further back up the point that Blackboard is in turnaround mode. What should we expect from the future Blackboard? I believe the best way to understand future changes …Read More

CEO Transition at Blackboard is Latest Move in Corporate Turnaround

        This article was originally posted at e-Literate On Monday of this past week Michael Chasen announced that he is leaving Blackboard, the company he co-founded in 1997 and has led as CEO since 2001. Blackboard simultaneously announced the appointment of Jay Bhatt, a software industry executive as the immediate replacement. As Rip Empson has noted in TechCrunch, this is the end of an era. I agree with Josh Kim and Ray …Read More

State of the Higher Education LMS Market: A Graphical View

        This article was originally posted at e-Literate The transformation of the higher education LMS market continues, and I expect more changes over the next 2 – 3 years. However, it seems time to capture the state of the market based on changes over the past year or two. I shared the most recent graphic summarizing the market in mid 2011. As with all previous versions, the …Read More

ANGEL LMS: Dead or Alive?

This article was originally posted at e-Literate After the recent news of two significant ANGEL LMS customers leaving for other vendors – Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges selected Instructure’s Canvas LMS in the spring, and Michigan State University selected Desire2Learn’s Learning Suite in the summer – there is an interesting question of whether ANGEL is still a viable LMS solution, at least for current clients. ANGEL was …Read More

Michigan State University Moves from Blackboard’s ANGEL LMS to Desire2Learn’s Learning Suite

        This article was originally posted at e-Literate Michigan State University has been one of the most well-known implementations of the ANGEL LMS for the past 9 years. Penn State selected ANGEL in 2001 under an agreement that also provided the school perpetual access to the source code. The next major higher education institution to select the LMS was Michigan State in 2003, essentially putting ANGEL on the map …Read More

Recent LMS Selections Hint at Continuing Market Changes

         This article was originally posted at e-Literate Now that we’re in the middle of June – near the end of the fiscal year for many schools and leading up to user conferences for many LMS vendors – we are starting to see some significant LMS and learning platform announcements. While we typically have a surge in announcements this time of year, this year there are indications …Read More