LMS

Flow ….the next three generations of web and learning technology  based on the idea of flow – E-Learning Generations – Stephen Downes http://halfanhour.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/e-learning-generations.html

Content is no longer a driver in learning – the mash up of content and data in learning analytics

Flow is what happens when your content and your data becomes unmanageable. Flow is what happens when all you can do is watch it as it goes by – it is too massive to store, it is too detailed to comprehend. Flow is when we cease to think of things like contents and communications and even people and environments as things and start thinking of them as (for lack of a better word) media – like the water in a river, like the electricity in our pipes, like the air in the sky.

The first of these things that flow will be the outputs of learning (and other) analytics; they will be the distillation of the massive amounts of data, presented to us from various viewpoints and perspectives, always changing, always adapting, always fluid.

Why the learning platform is still an issue – Why Apple is dominating classroom tech (infographic)

http://edtechtimes.com/2012/11/15/why-apple-is-dominating-classroom-tech-infographic/

– i-Tunes U is a major game changer in selecting a platform for education as global sharing is a positive benefit.

Edmodo now has 18 million users.. what does this mean?

http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/06/now-18m-users-strong-edmodo-makes-its-first-acquisition-in-root-1-to-become-the-app-market-for-education/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TechCrunch%2FRipEmpson+%28TechCrunch+%C2%BB+Rip+Empson%29

While there are plenty of companies that harbor similar aspirations, with $47 million in the bank and 18 million registered users, no one can really hold a candle to Edmodo at this point, which has become one of the largest members of the new generation of EdTech startups.

Top 20 most popular LMS

http://www.capterra.com/top-20-lms-software-solutions#.UOyF0WeM7Ji

The Top 20 Most Popular LMS Software Solutions

© 2012 Capterra, Inc.

Edmodo

Edmodo raised $25 million just months after its $15 million series B round led by Greylock Partners’ Reid Hoffman and Benchmark Capital’s Matt Cohler. With this round of financing, Edmodo has raised $47.5 million to date.Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2012/07/19/edmodo-exec-new-25m-funding-is-just-the-beginning-of-spike-for-edtech/#g2bdAQjxEWljhHhA.99

Edmodo recently opened its API to third-party publishers and developers to create educational apps that integrate directly with Edmodo. Apps built for the Edmodo platform will be available to teachers across the US for the 2012-2013 school year.
Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2012/07/19/edmodo-exec-new-25m-funding-is-just-the-beginning-of-spike-for-edtech/#g2bdAQjxEWljhHhA.99

http://venturebeat.com/2012/07/19/edmodo-exec-new-25m-funding-is-just-the-beginning-of-spike-for-edtech/

Drupal LMS to replace Moodle – Sakai – Instructure – Blackboard

A Georgia-based company today announced at Educause 2012 the availability of an enterprise extensible LMS built fully on Drupal technology. The company expects to take Moodle, Instructure and Blackboard head on by leveraging one of the world’s largest open source communities to deploy an enterprise open source learning management system.

http://www.gilfuseducationgroup.com/drupal-lms-to-replace-moodle-sakai-instructure-blackboard

$80 million infusion for software and staff to expand and develop new features in  Desire2Learn 

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/desire2learn-a-blackboard-competitor-plans-to-expand-with-80-million-in-financing/39696

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