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October 2011

Google Says Pearson’s New Learning System Is ‘Not a Shared Product’

By Jeffrey R. Young – October 20, 2011 Chronicle of Higher Education Philadelphia—When Pearson officials talk about their new learning-management system, OpenClass, they like to mention Google. They note that the software is distributed through Google’s App marketplace, and say that it was inspired by Google’s popular e-mail and Web services platform. Pearson drops the company’s …

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Gilfus Education Group Predicts Top Five Education Innovation Trends for 2011 and 2012

the Gilfus Education Group announced its annual education predictions today, foreshadowing emerging concepts for encompassing information technology and digital content throughout academic and administrative education applications. As an independent education consulting organization based in Washington, DC the Gilfus Education Group predicts the following top five trends in education innovation for 2011-2012

Blackboard Absorbs Edline, Keeps Product Line Intact

By Dian Schaffhauser 10/05/11 A day after its acquisition of Blackboard was completed, Providence Equity Partners has begun leveraging its multiple investments in education technology. Two of its companies–Blackboard and Edline–have announced an immediate merging. Edline will become another division in Blackboard’s portfolio. Both companies sell learning management and mass notification products to the K-12 …

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Higher Education ERP Vendor Update

Changing an ERP to SaaS is a large investment in time and cost for any vendor to address. Therefore the challenge for the vendors is how to get the ERP, with its slow development and implementation cycles, to provide the solutions to the new needs of the institution.

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