In a recent article in Campus Technology, a panel of educators, technologists, and vendors were interviewed to discuss what they thought of the recent upheaval to the LMS market and the future of learning management systems in education. Blackboard, once the dominant LMS in higher education, now holds only 57% of the market compared to 71% in 2006. Alternative learning management systems such as Moodle, Sakai, Desire2Learn as well as the new start-up Canvas now control over 30% of the market.
In addition to the numbers, learning management systems are also facing several new factors that are changing the way they operate. Social networking, mobile devices, and a shift of preference to open source systems are some of the things that face LMS developers today.
Read more about these changes and the Q&A session that was conducted at Campus Technology.