The new version of PowerSchool Unified Classroom incorporates a feature that will automatically create a OneNote notebook for every student. This great feature will significantly reduce teacher time to share content and handouts. In addition, this offers an option for collaboration, personalization of learning, and organizing lessons.
With this new capability, teachers and students will be able to work in the classroom and remotely on individual assignments improving the learning experience.
Source: SoftwareReviews, Accessed August 21, 2019
This could be a very powerful tool to facilitate the migration of paper-based lessons to a digital environment. OneNote enables students to work with teachers directly and to communicate with peers. Another important feature is the immersive reader capability aimed to help students that require a different experience.
Student retention, already a major concern at higher education institutions, is an even greater concern as students are unable to learn in person and on campus.
Some major LMS conference cancellations or online alternatives have been announced in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, though not all have canceled.
As the world responds to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, closed schools in some affected areas are turning to eLearning and web conferencing to maintain continuity in course delivery and/or studying.
Plans to require four online high school credits in Ontario, Canada, have changed: the required credits have been reduced to two and made opt-outable.
Instructure has responded to pushback from both users and investors about their proposed sale to a private equity firm.
This is the third maintenance release since Sakai 19 was released in spring 2019. Thanks to its open-source community, Sakai is continuously providing fixes, security updates, and improvements to its users.
Pearson released the results of its Global Learning Survey. This is the first time that Pearson has undertaken such a study to capture the opinions of 11,000 learners across 19 countries. The study uncovered eight key trends indicating a shift to life-long, learner driven education.
Following on the heels of Blackboard Ally accessibility integrating with D2L, D2L announced a strategic partnership with Aria, a service for blind and low-vision people.
Moodle, an open-source Education LMS, released an update on Sept. 9, that removes the ability to share courses on moodle.net as well as removing the community finder block. This is in anticipation of the relaunch of moodle.net in November 2019.