Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

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In 1998, for instance, researchers from the university formed a spin-off company called Carnegie Learning that popularized the math tutor software developed at the university. More recently, in 2013, a company called Acrobatiq was formed to try to bring lessons learned from the Open Learning Initiative to the market.

Longtime Higher Ed Leader (and Former U.S. Congressman) Argues For a ‘Networked College’

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That, in theory, will allow each campus to focus its energies on what it can do best and turn to outside companies and nonprofits for the rest. You’re talking about the LMS project, Sakai ? The campus of the future will be “networked,” argues Peter Smith, meaning that more and more academic-related services will be outsourced.

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Open, Value-Added Services, Interaction, and Learning

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Both the wider internet and the narrower education space are filled with companies and organizations that provide value-added services around openly licensed software and content.

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Lots of reporting on various court filings in the Trump University case, particularly those about the company’s “ playbooks ” detailing how former employees sold its course packages, targeting vulnerable populations. ” UC Davis suffered a week-long LMS outage , and lots of folks had to weigh in with their thoughts on what this meant about Sakai , running one’s own infrastructure , and open source. The company has raised $10.35 Education Politics.

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Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly sharing five school districts’ private information with an advisory company while it was negotiating for the districts’ contracts.” ” I haven’t seen the ed-tech press cover this story, even though one of the charges he faced involved a contract with the ed-tech company Edgenuity. For-profit higher ed company Education Management Corp says it will close 22 out of 26 of its Brown Mackie College locations.