Big News in EdTech

As chronicled on this blog previous, Competency-Based Education (CBE) is enjoying a meteoric rise in Higher Education. And today, its growth has led to a major acquisition, as SIS vendor Ellucian has purchased Helix’s LMS.

While that might sound like a lot of alphabet soup coming together, what it means is that even giant players like Ellucian are paying big attention to what’s happening with CBE (Helix’s platform is well-suited to the new concept). And, as the authors write, it means even more opportunity for Learning Relationship Management (LRM) to take off across the country as schools embrace tools built for this new model:

This could still break many ways, but we believe that the emerging Learning Relationship Management (LRM) system category—led by players like Fidelis Education and Motivis—will play a big role in supporting this.

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