NGDLE Discussion: LMS and Learning Platform Vendors

Thursday, April 28 | 1:45PM–2:30PM
Session Type: Professional Development
The ECAR study of current LMS use, prepared in connection with the EDUCAUSE NGDLE research, finds that the LMS has a linchpin role in almost all campus learning environments today, with over 80% of faculty using an LMS. In light of that, what are the opportunities and challenges ahead for LMS vendors with respect to our future learning environments? How can they evolve in a context that is increasingly interoperable and places a priority on personalization and customization? What's to be done about course privacy (the so-called walled-garden problem) and about accessibility and universal design? In this segment, we'll have a chance to hear from three LMS vendor representatives and to engage with them in a discussion about the road ahead for the LMS. By participating, attendees will learn what some LMS providers see as the opportunities for the future of the LMS in our campus learning environments and understand how LMS providers view domains such as interoperability, personalization, and accessibility.


  • Ken Chapman

    Vice President, Market Research, D2L
  • Steve Chazin

  • Jared Stein

    VP of Higher Ed Strategy, Instructure

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