This Week In Review – November 19th To November 25th


Contrasting LMS Adoption Patterns in Four English-Speaking Countries

One of the trends we have been covering is the gradual consolidation of global LMS markets in higher education around "the Big Four".

While similarities exist in terms of consolidation, it would be a mistake to lump the various global regions together as having the same trends overall. Different adoption patterns become evident as we look at institutional market shares.

Source: LISTedTECH

HR/Finance - Workday - Brandeis University

University Implementing New Human Resources, Finance Software

Brandeis' IT Services is presently in Phase One of a multiyear transitional project to implement Workday as their human resources, payroll, and finance operations software.

The University first identified its need for a new ERP software back in 2011 and 2012, but little progress was being made. In 2016, it became evident the University needed to address this immediately.

“[Workday] will be light-years better than what we currently have,” said Jim La Creta, the University’s chief information officer.

Source: The Justice

Learning Management System - Mississippi State University

Canvas Learning Management System to Take MSU Teaching, Learning Experience to A New Level in 2019

In order to improve the teaching and learning experience for students and faculty, Mississippi State is moving to a new learning management system, Canvas.

Feedback from those who participated in the pilot program this fall has been positive. Starting in the spring 2019 semester, all academic courses will be taught in Canvas and students will continue to have access to introductory videos and information guides.

Source: Mississippi State University

Online Program Management - Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Hamad Bin Khalifa University Becomes First University in the Middle East Region to Partner With and Offer Online Courses

Hamad Bin Khalifa University, a Qatar Foundation institution that specializes in higher education, has signed an agreement with edX to provide interdisciplinary courses through the online platform.

This agreement underscores the university's commitment to pursuing local and international collaborations to promote a truly global educational experience while breaking down academic silos.

Source: Cision


Daniel Beecham Quits as UNSW CDO

After leading a “successful restructure of information technology operations", Daniel Beecham will be moving on as CDO of the University of New South Wales. He will remain at the university until it finds a replacement.

Source: CIO from IDG

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