MindWires Newsletters

September 2020: LMS Market Heating Up

A Year Like No Other We’ve all known that 2020 is a year like no other (and let’s hope that includes future year comparisons), and we know that LMS usage is increasing across the board as schools rely largely on remote and hybrid education. But there has been an open question whether the LMS market […]

September 2020 Miami Meltdown (podcast)

Dear EdTech Market Analysis Subscribers, We’re happy to provide early access to our next episode of MindWires Musings, where we discuss the non-COVID news of the day or week in a more casual format. A true discussion. This access is intended for current LMS Market Analysis subscribers, although we are likely to cross-post this story […]

September 2020 Changes to Services for Vendors and Investors

Dear Past and Current LMS Market Analysis Subscribers, After our past four years with the LMS Market Analysis subscription, we are making some changes to the services to reflect many of the requests from you, our past and current subscribers. Today we are rolling out the new plans for Vendors and Investors. Soon we will […]

July 2020 Observations on Virtual Events (podcast)

Dear EdTech Market Analysis Subscribers, We’re happy to provide exclusive access to our next episode of MindWires Musings, where we discuss the non-COVID news of the day or week in a more casual format. A true discussion. This access is intended for current LMS Market Analysis subscribers while we redesign our future market analysis offerings. […]

July 2020 Clarification and Updates

Dear LMS Market Analysis Subscribers, We have two items to share with you: first, a clarification on Blackboard and the podcast; second, an update on survey results touching on LMS usage. Clarification on recent podcast In our most recent MindWires Musings episode we shared on Sunday, we looked ahead to BbWorld and D2L Fusion conferences […]

July 2020 Upcoming LMS Conferences for Blackboard and D2L

Dear LMS Market Analysis Subscribers, We’re happy to provide exclusive access to our next episode of MindWires Musings, where we discuss the non-COVID news of the day or week in a more casual format. A true discussion. This access is intended for current LMS Market Analysis subscribers while we redesign our future market analysis offerings. […]

June 2020 LMS Market Challenges (podcast)

Dear LMS Market Analysis Subscribers, We’re happy to provide exclusive access to our next episode of MindWires Musings, where we discuss the non-COVID news of the day or week in a more casual format. A true discussion. This access is intended for current LMS Market Analysis subscribers while we redesign our future market analysis offerings. […]

June 2020 LMS Market Update – Instructure Restructure Podcast Discussion

Dear LMS Market Analysis Subscribers, As part of our refinement of the LMS Market Analysis services, we are developing targeted content to explore subjects in more depth. One model we’re developing is a podcast series – MindWires Musings – to discuss the non-COVID news of the day or week in a more casual format. A […]

May 2020 LMS Market Update – Instructure Layoffs and New Competitor AULA

Dear LMS Market Analysis Subscribers, In case you missed it our email earlier in the week, please note that we are removing the auto-renewing subscription nature of our LMS Market Analysis service. We also plan to introduce offerings more targeted towards different groups – institutions, EdTech vendors, and EdTech investors. Expect to see more info […]

April 2020 LMS Market Update – Global summary, COVID importance, OpenLMS interview

Dear LMS Market Analysis Subscribers, Well, this has been quite a month since our last update. In this newsletter I share an updated market share summary across five global regions, share additional thoughts about the rising importance of the LMS during the COVID transition, and share notes from my interview with OpenLMS leadership.  LMS Market […]

March 2020 Monthly LMS Market Report

You can find the LMS Monthly Report for March 2020 here. Of course, in the past month the entire market has changed. Instructure’s acquisition by Thoma Bravo is complete, and COVID-19 has frozen the LMS market, yet will likely make the LMS market even more important in the medium to long-term. At the same time, the huge increases in […]

March 2020 LMS Market Update – Vendor Updates, Virtual Delivery Data, and Thoughts on Market

Dear LMS Market Analysis Subscribers, Globally we are in a period of momentous changes for society at large and for the EdTech market. For this month I wanted to share updates on LMS vendor ownership and management, some useful Covid-19 data for US institutions moving to virtual delivery, and some thoughts on the future of […]