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State of learning management systems in higher education

Michael Feldstein links to a thorough review of learning management systems in higher education: presentation (webex) and slides (.pdf). The presentation starts with a bit of background noise and annoying “beeps” each time someone logs in (come on WebEx, it’s irritating). As the presentation progresses, the background noise is reduced.

The presentation includes the best diagram I’ve seen on LMS development, market share and current state:

Learning Management System Market

Learning Management System Market


  1. Alan Levine wrote:

    That is a fantastic visual, look at the size of the beast at the bottom of the sea. It might be a small sliver, but early on Bb absorbed “Web Course in a Box” one of the very early CMS like tools. Also interesting to see how what are now corporate entities have their roots in .edu

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 8:18 am | Permalink
  2. Brilliant visualization. Too bad it doesn’t include any of the newer entrants to the LMS space.

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 9:40 am | Permalink
  3. chris g wrote:

    I’m surprised at how small a share moodle has. I am gathering this is only for post-secondary? Is that correct?

    Friday, September 25, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Permalink
  4. Peter wrote:

    I’m surprised that this blog failed to note the CC licensing on these slides specifies that derivatives may not be created, and I would assume this includes excerpting a single image without proper attribution. I know everyone’s excited about this image, commissioned at paid for by the California State University, but if they went through the trouble of doing a CC license for it, can we respect the license chosen?

    Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 9:49 am | Permalink

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  1. Getting started with visualization - elearnspace on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 7:48 am

    [...] in a paper (when posted in a site like Many Eyes) or on a website. Or look at this image of the learning management system marketplace, providing information about the development of the LMS field, acquisitions, and market [...]