Beware Edtech’s Equivalent of the Flashlight App
MARCH 3, 2017
The five most popular LMSs (Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, D2L and Sakai), which account for more than 90 percent of the market share in higher education, are all designed based on a 10-year-old standard called the Learning Tools Interoperability (or LTI) standard. Edtech products designed on the LTI standard can serve as “plugins” to these LMSs. It is both impractical and unfair to expect every professor to invest their time in figuring the world of unbundled edtech out.