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Is ZeeMee the Next Facebook?

It’s been nearly two decades since many of us started using Facebook. Using a social network (or any website) for that amount of time is pretty astonishing. Known collectively as Meta, the world’s most used social network conglomerate now includes Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Workplace. The arc of Facebook’s dominance started off as a ... Is ZeeMee the Next Facebook?  Read More
Workday Historical Implementations

Workday: Focus on Student Success

Workday entered the education world about a decade ago. The offering of its HR Management and Financial Management solutions went without saying, but Workday positioned itself in the education world when it launched Workday Student in 2016. Ex-PeopleSoft Employees Founded a New Company Workday was founded in March 2005 following the acquisition of PeopleSoft by Oracle. ... Workday: Focus on Student Success  Read More

Justin’s Thoughts on Anthology Together

Earlier this month, I was invited to attend the annual Anthology/Blackboard conference, entitled Anthology Together. This was my first time attending an Anthology or a Blackboard conference. The conference took place at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando (Florida) from July 11th to July 14th, 2022 and had about 2,200 total attendees. I must say that ... Justin’s Thoughts on Anthology Together  Read More
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Neolth: Student Mental Health at the Forefront

Student mental health challenges have occurred for decades, but the recent pandemic brought the subject to the forefront. Universities, colleges and even school districts propose different support systems to ensure students achieve their program requirements. In addition to institutions, companies also develop tools and diverse solutions to help students and establishments overcome mental health challenges. ... Neolth: Student Mental Health at the Forefront  Read More

Elsevier to Acquire Interfolio

Nothing prepared the HigherEd market for the announcement of Elsevier acquiring Interfolio on April 21st. It is indeed rare that a smaller player (#2 in this case) would purchase the leader of a product category. But when we look at the two companies, it makes total sense why Elsevier would purchase Interfolio. Summary of the ... Elsevier to Acquire Interfolio  Read More
Historical HigherEd SIS Market

Jenzabar: From a Class Enrollment Portal to a Multi-Product Platform

The story behind Jenzabar is strongly linked to its CEO and Founder Chai Ling. Chai, a Chinese native came to the US in 1990 to study public affairs. She then worked at Bain & Co. where she met her future husband Robert A. Maginn Jr. By the end of the decade, she received an M.B.A. ... Jenzabar: From a Class Enrollment Portal to a Multi-Product Platform  Read More

Similarities Between Anthology and PowerSchool

Last week, I was at ASU+GSV Summit for the first time. I had the opportunity to meet with several clients, friends and new acquaintances. On the flight back, I was looking at my notes and noticed that two companies I had met had referenced each other. They were saying that only the other company has the same ... Similarities Between Anthology and PowerSchool  Read More

Populi: Designed for Smaller Institutions

Populi is fundamentally different in its business approach. Instead of proposing one solution in one product category and building their company from there, the company chose to target one specific client type: smaller colleges. And from there, they offered them an all-in-one software suite. At first, we had doubts about this company. How can they ... Populi: Designed for Smaller Institutions  Read More
Historical LMS Market Shares - Higher Ed - North America

A Brief History of Blackboard

It’s time for another company profile. For this post, we want to paint the picture of one of the first LMS companies: Blackboard. Once the leading company in this product category, Blackboard diversified its corporate assets to curb the decline of revenues and to explore new business opportunities. To understand how Blackboard started, we need ... A Brief History of Blackboard  Read More
PowerSchool's Running Number of SIS Implementations

PowerSchool: The Path to Dominate the K-12 Market

Like many IT stories in the 1980s and 1990s, the creation of PowerSchool initiated from one specific need: getting attendance tracking (as well as other information) to be sent through the school district’s network. From this initial class project, Greg Porter (founder of PowerSchool) worked on his project to build the first version of PowerSchool ... PowerSchool: The Path to Dominate the K-12 Market  Read More
Moodle Decommissions

Moodle: The Open-Source LMS

The learning management system product category is one where many companies fight hard to gain more market shares. Moodle set itself apart from the beginning by deciding to offer its LMS for free. In 2022, not many products remain open-source. What makes Moodle a different player? The Long History of Moodle Moodle is not only ... Moodle: The Open-Source LMS  Read More
Microsoft: A Leading Global IT Solutions Provider for Education - LISTedTECH

Microsoft: A Leading Global IT Solutions Provider for Education

Microsoft is well-known for everything and anything related to computers. Since its inception in April 1975, it has developed software, hardware, and personal electronics and offered services to multinational companies, local businesses, and individuals. However, a component of its core business that has often been put aside is its willingness to help the education world, ... Microsoft: A Leading Global IT Solutions Provider for Education  Read More

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