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With 4.5M Users, Instructure Takes On The Courseras & Udacities Of The World With Its Own Open Course Network

via techcrunch.com Rip Empson Instructure launched…

Google Unveils Open Source Online Education Software

Google Unveils Open Source Online Education Software By…

Blackboard Launches Open Source Services Group

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Blackboard Inc. today announced the launch of Blackboard Education Open Source Services, a new effort to support clients using open source education technologies. With the announcement, the company will continue to focus on its flagship Blackboard Learn ™ platform as well as ANGEL and Edline, while also helping institutions successfully manage open source learning management systems (LMS) including Moodle and Sakai.

Blackboard Appoints Sakai Foundation Board Member Charles Severance to Lead Company’s Sakai Initiatives

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Blackboard Inc. today announced the appointment of Charles Severance, a longtime leader and one of the founders of the Sakai community, to a senior role to lead the company’s initiative on the Sakai open source learning management system (LMS).

In Potential Blow to Open-Source Software, Mellon Foundation Closes Grant Program

by Marc Parry The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is closing a grant…