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Hawaii Department of Education Drops Moodle for Blackboard

September 29th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Hawaii Department of Education Selects Blackboard Learn 9.1 to Replace Open Source LMS.

The Hawaii Department of Education’s Extended Learning Opportunities and Student Support section has chosen Blackboard Learn™ 9.1 to replace an open source learning management system (LMS) Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) announced today. The platform provides online courses for over 1,200 students through the Hawaii Virtual Learning Network-ESchool (HVLN-ESchool) and over 500 teachers annually through the HVLN-Project Inspire program.

Prior to moving to Release 9.1, HVLN utilized an open source platform to deliver online content. But the need for additional features, easy customizations, and greater functionality prompted them to explore options for a more robust LMS platform. HLVN also anticipated an increase in student and teacher enrollments, suggesting the need for an enterprise capable implementation.

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/09/20/3925118/hawaii-department-of-education.html#ixzz1ZN9eFQo1

Simply put, you can’t effectively educate 21st century students using a platform grounded in 1990s technology.

“The evaluation conducted by HVLN was a complete assessment of teaching and learning needs, cost comparisons and product performance,”

Moodle: Serving all your 1990’s learning needs in 2011….no thanks, says Hawaii 😉

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