Interesting Comment on Pearson’s LMS Plans From Customer

Phil Hill, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, Apr 16, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This article looks at Pearson's withdrawal from an learning management sysatem (LMS) request for proposals (RFP) and speculates about whether the publishing company is withdrawing from the LMS space. Pearson says it is committed to "supporting" its current eCollege / LearningStudio platform, but as Phil Hill notes, this doesn't mean it will invest in new features. This raises the question, which is not posed in the article, of where Pearson will invest, if it's not in the LMS space. It's hard to judge from client feedback. As Michael Feldstein says, "when faculty are given an opportunity to ask for what they want, they ask for more of the same. Photo: Mashable.

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