This Week in Review – October 8th to October 14th


Crowded OPM Market Begins to Consolidate

After acquiring Learning House, Wiley Education Services will become one of the largest online program management companies.

Matt Hillman, general manager of Wiley Education Services, sees an opportunity to offer customers “many of the things that they are seeking,”  -- noncredit courses, boot camps, pathway services for international students and corporate learning solutions.

Source: Inside HigerEd | Business Wire

ePortfolio - Bethel University

Bethel University Selects Portfolium to Support R.E.A.L. Experience Initiative 

In order to support their Relevant Experiential and Applied Learning (R.E.A.L) Experience, Bethel University selected Portfolium's Student Success platform allowing Bethel students to gain lifelong access to curricular and co-curricular learning artifacts.

This platform is free for students to use for life, following them through their entire student lifecycle and beyond as alumni.

Source: Portfolium News

Grants - University of Victoria

‘RAIS’ to the Top

After searching for a way to manage funding and ethics applications, the University of Victoria discovered that there wasn’t much on the market and a customized system would be very expensive to buy. So a rock star team of university members formed an agile team to take on building a system in-house.

The Research Administration Information System (RAIS) was born and went live on July 30, 2018.

Source: Inside IT

Learning Management System - Vermont State College

Announced Transition from Moodle to Canvas Elicits Both Cheers and Frustration

A year ago, the Chancellor’s Office of Vermont State College System (VSCS) decided Canvas was a superior LMS to Moodle and that it should be acquired as soon as possible.

Many professors are feeling disgruntled as they were still in the process of learning Moodle. Recalling the flawed handling of the implementation of Moodle, VSCS' Faculty Assembly passed a resolution in protest of moving from Moodle to Canvas.

Source: Basement Medicine

Mobile Solution - University of Bedfordshire

Liverpool Firm’s Mobile Solution to be Rolled Out at University of Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire chose Collabco to replace its existing campusM installation. The myday solution can be accessed via the student’s choice of mobile device and gives 24/7 access to university resources.

Source: Prolific North

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