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LMS Providers’ Market Share by Implementation Year

In this post, we will look at how LMS providers are sharing the North American market based on new LMS implementations. As you know, the landscape of the LMS market is constantly changing. To visualize this movement, we usually look at year over year percentage change of a vendor’s market share. Below is a traditional ... LMS Providers’ Market Share by Implementation Year  Read More
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Top HigherEd LMS vendors and the company’s client base

We’ve previously looked at how the LMS market evolved over time (here and here), providing insights into which vendor will dominate in the near future. But what is the current state of the market? Who are the LMS vendors’ clients? In this post, we want to look at the LMS vendors’ client base to see if the ... Top HigherEd LMS vendors and the company’s client base  Read More
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Free LMS or Open Source LMS used in Higher Ed

Oftentimes, the choice for a new Learning Management System (LMS) is dictated by cost considerations. That requirement will divide the choices at your HigherEd institution’s disposal. We’re proposing below an exploration of those 2 distinct markets: proprietary LMS and free LMS / open source LMS. Splitting the LMS Market Between Open Source and Proprietary Dominating Players in Each Market ... Free LMS or Open Source LMS used in Higher Ed  Read More
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Best LMS

How do you determine the best LMS? Do you look at the number of features, the price, ask for feedback from your peers or  a combination of all these? There is definitely not one perfect learning management system (LMS) that answers every need. Narrowing your selection to a few that answer your functional and technical requirements ... Best LMS  Read More
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Canvas Learning Management System

As I discussed in my last post (LMS Market Share – LMS Trends), the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) is the fastest growing LMS in Higher Education. Its market share is increasing considerably and is currently getting over 25% of new implementations. It’s an impressive feat considering that it has only been in the LMS HigherEd market ... Canvas Learning Management System  Read More
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LMS Market Share – LMS Trends

The Higher Education market share for Learning Management Systems (LMS) has been looked at and tracked for as long as they have been used in colleges and universities. For years, The Campus Computing Project has been the reference used to get better insight on the LMS usage in HigherEd. This information is based on surveys of institutions (the ... LMS Market Share – LMS Trends  Read More
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WebCT and How it Helped Open Source LMS

Ten years ago, in October 2005, Blackboard announced the purchase of WebCT for $180M USD ($218M in current USD). This announcement caused ripples in higher education. It was the second biggest merger to be announced in as many weeks. The first such purchase was of PeopleSoft by Oracle. The merger of the two biggest LMS companies was received ... WebCT and How it Helped Open Source LMS  Read More
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Top Learning Management System (LMS) by State or Province

The following visualization illustrates what is the top, or in this case the most popular, Learning Management System by State, Province or Territory. We compiled the 4000+ higher education LMS that we have in the LISTedTECH wiki to see what was the one system that was most used by State or Province. Using this data, we ... Top Learning Management System (LMS) by State or Province  Read More

LMS at the top of the rankings

In my last post, I identified the top 200 universities. To do this, I compiled 8 world rankings and averaged out the rankings to find the top universities. Since I had most of the data, I thought it would be interesting to see what LMS (learning management system) the top universities used. Also, I wanted ... LMS at the top of the rankings  Read More
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LMS used by MOOC Institutions

Have you ever wondered why MOOCs suddently appeared? Why educational institutions didn’t just use their learning management systems (LMS) and open specific courses to everyone? Was something wrong with their LMS that pushed them to get a MOOC system? What learning management system were they using? We looked at the MOOC’s 451 partner institutions and ... LMS used by MOOC Institutions  Read More
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World Map of Learning Management Systems 08/2013

As requested by Ramon Garrote, I have created an updated World Map of Learning Management Systems. The initial map was done one year ago in August 2012. At that time, I had information on about 5100 Colleges and Universities. I now have information on over 5600 Higher Educational Institutions. If you look at sheer numbers ... World Map of Learning Management Systems 08/2013  Read More
LMS used in Canada - LisTedTECH

LMS used in Canada

This small analysis, visualises the current learning management system (LMS) used in higher education institution across Canada. Play with the filters and let me know what you think.  Read More

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Breaking the Mold: A Fresh Perspective on Forecasting Technology Implementation Trends

We all love making predictions. They help us deal with uncertainty, which has undoubtedly come into sharp focus over the past year. The issue with forecasting, however, is that they are often wrong—some spectacularly so. And those involving higher education technology are no exception: just remember those projections about the supposed disruptive power of massive ... Breaking the Mold: A Fresh Perspective on Forecasting Technology Implementation Trends  Read More

Top IT Projects Shaping HigherEd in 2024

Since the publication of this post, we have received questions about how we conducted our research. To create our Top 10, we scanned the content of 81 IT Project websites from North America and Europe. We did not look at institution websites for separate projects like:  We only looked at current projects listed in the ... Top IT Projects Shaping HigherEd in 2024  Read More

Uncovering the Key Patterns in Technology Adoption in Two-Year Colleges 

A recent article in Inside Higher Ed shed light on the challenges institutional leaders at two-year institutions face in adopting technology, specifically technology that supports online learning. The authors discuss how these leaders try to overcome financial constraints, staffing issues, and procurement issues to meet the increased demand for quality online learning at their institutions.   ... Uncovering the Key Patterns in Technology Adoption in Two-Year Colleges   Read More