This Week In Review - February 11th to February 17th

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International Growth Of Online Program Management (OPM)

The Online program management (OPM) market is growing in terms of the number of institutions using OPM providers and in the number of providers. The market is also showing signs of consolidation as the providers figure out how to position themselves in this competitive landscape. What we don't hear much about is the international trend that is also taking shape. Yes, the US market started earlier and is still larger than all others combined, but the international market is growing and becoming more and more important.

Source: LISTedTECH

Learning Management System - Blackboard - Galileo Global Education

Galileo Global Education Selects Blackboard Learn Ultra to Drive Student Success

Galileo Global Education will roll out Blackboard Learn with the Ultra experience to its network of 37 schools across 10 countries. Galileo selected Blackboard for its ease of use, its wide selection of additional tools and its high level of support provided by the company.

Offering a unified platform to its 37 schools will allow the group to produce and share content more easily among the different institutions.

Source: Blackboard News Room

Learning Management System - Brightspace - Tecumseh Public Schools

Steam Centers to Pilot New Learner Management System

Based on feedback received from students, teachers, and parents over the last year, Tecumseh Public Schools (TPS) began looking for a new LMS platform that would improve user navigation, and deliver clear communications.

Beginning in April, TPS will be launching a pilot Learner Management System, D2L Brightspace, which will be used to supplement course content delivery, communicate classroom and building news, and communicate learning progress.

Source: Tecumseh Public Schools News

Learning Management System - Canvas - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is now in the process of transitioning students and faculty from Blackboard to Canvas. Each course instructor still has the option of staying with Blackboard until next Fall.

The reason for a transitionary period is mostly due to the time it takes to completely train all of UTC’s faculty. Many, however, seem excited about the change as the new system brings many positive features in addition to its easy accessibility on mobile devices.

Source: University Echo

Online Program Management - EGADE Business School

2U, Inc. and the EGADE Business School at Tecnológico de Monterrey Partner to Deliver a New Online MBA

2U announced a new partnership with Latin American business education leader, EGADE Business School in Mexico. 2U is partnering with EGADE to deliver an online MBA for global business professionals; the first full degree program in Latin America and expected to launch in Fall 2019.

Source: Cision PR Newswire

OPM - Learning House - Eastern Oregon University

EOU moves forward with OPM partner

Eastern Oregon University has chosen to explore the possibility of working with Learning House as its OPM, after recently deciding not to partner with Pearson Online Services.

Tim Harrison, senior lecturer at EOU and a member of the OPM review committee, said Learning House’s services will differ significantly from the work Pearson wanted to do.

It seems the university also chose to go this route in order to increase its chances of gaining online student enrollment.

Source: The Observer

Student Information System - University of South Dakota

USD transitions to new program, schedules student registration for March 18

Having approved the implementation of a new student information system in June 2017, the University of South Dakota is ready to adopt Banner starting in March 2019.

Banner will replace the current Ellucian’s Colleague SIS with increased self-service functionality and efficiency by using one service system throughout.

Source: The Volante

LEADERSHIP

UofL Hires Chief Information Officer

The University of Louisville has hired Mr. Rehan Khan as its new Chief IT Official.

With 27 years of experience in information technology roles in higher education, Khan will have no difficulty developing strategies to improve and enhance the university’s services in academics and research.

Source: Insider Louisville | Louisville Business First