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August 20, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Blackboard Competitor Desire2Learn Raises $85M

Desire2Learn, a Canadian-based LMS provider, raised $85 million in Series B funding, bringing its total external investment to $165 million.

August 12, 2014

Minecraft MOOCs for Teachers Part of Ed-Tech Company's Push Into K-12

Though MOOCs have yet to take off in K-12 schools, Instructure unveiled two new online courses for teachers interested in the popular digital game Minecraft.

November 01, 2013

Engagement and Employability Driving Next-Gen Platforms

It's still harder than it should be to create an effective sequence of learning experiences in K-12, postsecondary or organizational training. Owing to underinvestment and weak demand articulation, learning management systems (LMS) are at least five years behind the growing demand for engaging, learner-centered, competency-based experiences that result in employment (and other favorable outcomes).

June 13, 2013

Summit Denali: Engaging Student-Centered High School Model

Innovative school network Summit Public Schools CEO Diane Tavenner and Chief Growth and Innovation Office Diego Arambula shared their plan to launch their student centered learning management system in their new Bay Area high school Summit Denali.

October 15, 2012

Blackboard Inc. CEO to Step Down

Michael Chasen, who co-founded the educational software company in 1997 and saw it through a $1.6 billion acquisition, will resign in December.

September 05, 2012

Edmodo Evolves Closer to In-School Social Network

The popular learning management website will now give teachers more opportunities to share lessons and interact with students.

March 26, 2012

Blackboard Inc. Buys Moodlerooms and NetSpot, With Eye Toward Open Source

Blackboard bolsters its learning management system offerings, but is it at the expense of the open software community?

November 10, 2011

Octane System Seen as LMS Alternative

Octane system may provide an alternative to the learning management systems typically required to provide online course.

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