Eduventures Publishes the Definitive Report on Learning Management Systems

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Report Provides “Best Fit” Analysis Based on Institutions’ Requirements and Operating Environment

Jeffrey Alderson, Principal Enterprise Software Analyst

According to the author, Jeff Alderson, Principal Analyst at Eduventures, “Institutions should use the findings in this report to inform a comprehensive vendor selection process, not to identify the single ‘best’ LMS.

Eduventures, Inc., the leading provider of data, research and advisory services that help higher education institutions support decision making through the entire the student lifecycle today announced that they have released their 2016 report on Learning Management Systems. This comprehensive report details a perspective on industry trends by highlighting new offerings and capability that will accelerate adoption within higher education institutions of all sizes and demographics.

Implementing a new Learning Management System (LMS) is one of the most significant investments an institution of higher education can make, both financially and in terms of human capital. College and university staff are often asked to choose vendors with limited information about their solutions or how they will integrate with existing student management and learning applications. This report will help institutional staff evaluate whether a given LMS vendor is a good fit based on their institution’s specific requirements and unique operating environment.

As more vendors adopt a common set of technologies, institutions can no longer base their purchasing decisions solely on the tools or devices an LMS supports. According to the author, Jeff Alderson, Principal Analyst at Eduventures, “Institutions should use the findings in this report to inform a comprehensive vendor selection process, not to identify the single ‘best’ LMS. Rather, it presents a well rounded understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each major LMS as measured against a specific set of criteria.”

To guide institutions through a more sophisticated evaluation process, Eduventures has defined evaluation criteria to compare technology providers based on their likelihood of reducing the institution’s total cost of ownership while maximizing the potential impact on teaching and learning. The evaluation criteria presented in the report apply broadly to most institutional scenarios. Just as all institutions are unique, some vendors will be a better fit for an institution than others.

For additional information about this report or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with the author, please contact Ellen Slaby at eslaby(at)eduventures(dot)com.

About Eduventures
Eduventures is the leading research and advisory firm that is focused exclusively on analyzing the forces that are transforming higher education. Building on twenty years of success in working with education leaders, Eduventures provides forward-looking and actionable research based on proprietary market data, and advisory services that support both strategic and operational decision-making. Our recommendations and personalized support enable clients to understand the top traits of leaders in critical disciplines and to evaluate the opportunities presented by new technologies. For more information about Eduventure’s research, practice areas and team, visit us at http://www.eduventures.com.

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