Thursday, October 13, 2011

OpenClass Announced Today!!

An exciting day here in Denver as the first coverage on our new, FREE LMS offering OpenClass broke this morning with articles in the Chronicle, Inside Higher Ed, MarketWatch, and Campus Technology, among many others.

Loved Lev Gonick's quote:

 I think that [OpenClass] really marks another, and important, nail in the coffin of the proprietary last-generation LMS
Also loved Kevin Roberts quote:   
We truly believe OpenClass is a disruptive technology in Education.
Pearson is tweeting about the OC from @JoinOpenClass. The hash tag #OpenClass has been getting a goodly amount of activity today as well. For example:  
Stoked beyond belief. New Pearson product #OpenClass is going to blow up the higher ed world. This is gonna be huge!
Watch out Blackboard!
Freer than Moodle!
Beginning of the cloud based edtech revolution.
Noticed there was some attempt by Blackboard evangelists to try to equate CourseSites with OpenClass, but make no mistake -- when it comes to free, OpenClass is in a class by itself. Blackboard's CourseSites is confined to individual professors with a limited number of courses. OpenClass supports whole institutions at no cost, a thing Blackboard charges dearly for.

It's a new day and our team couldn't be more fired up to bring some disruption into this marketspace.

Thanks to Pearson for backing our play.

1 comments:

Anonymous,  October 13, 2011 at 4:43 PM  

"I think that [OpenClass] really marks another, and important, nail in the coffin of the proprietary last-generation LMS"

Why? Just because it is called OpenClass does not mean it is not proprietary. This LMS has not even announced anything about support for standards and interoperability. Does it support SCORM?