MindWires Newsletters

October 2019 LMS Market: K-12 market data and update on market slowdown

In this newsletter we share new data on the K-12 LMS market, and we provide an update on the LMS market slowdown. K-12 LMS Market Data We have collected data on over 3,300 school districts in the US and Canada, representing roughly 75% of registered K-12 students, and showing primary and secondary LMS usage and […]

October 2019 LMS Market: Vendor Updates from EDUCAUSE

In this month’s subscriber newsletter we share what we’re hearing at the EDUCAUSE conference and share updates on the LMS Market Slowdown. EDUCAUSE This event used to be *the* conference for EdTech, leading to big product news from LMS vendors each year. This situation has changed, where the big news predominantly comes during each vendor’s […]

September 2019 Monthly LMS Market Report

You can find the LMS Monthly Report for September 2019 here. Sorry for the continued market slowdown drumbeat, but the September numbers continue to indicate lower levels of activity than what we saw in the fall and spring. Keep in mind that implementation dates where we know the year but not the month are allocated to […]

September 2019 Bonus for Premium Subscribers

Recently The Century Foundation wrote a report targeting the OPM market, which I criticized in “The Century Foundation on Online Education and OPMs: Position paper masquerading as a study”. One of my critiques involved the sloppy definition of product categories. “If you look at the contracts in the new batch of records released by the report, […]

August 2019 Monthly LMS Market Report

You can find the LMS Monthly Report for August 2019 here. The August numbers not only show a continuation of the market slowdown, they also seem to indicate lower levels of activity than what we saw in the fall and spring. Keep in mind that implementation dates where we know the year but not the month […]

July 2019 Monthly LMS Market Report

You can find the LMS Monthly Report for July 2019 here. The July numbers continue to reflect a sluggishness in the global LMS market. And the First Seen Data do not auger well for a rebound. This month we’re also including data on market share scaled by enrollments over the last four and a half years. We’ve […]

July 2019 LMS Market: New squid chart; mid-year report coming out soon

Just a quick note that due to information we are learning from the LMS users conferences, we are not quite done with the mid-year report. Expect an update with the report soon. In the meantime, we did want to share with you the new LMS North American market share chart (aka squid chart). Also, please […]

July 2019 Update on Market Slowdown

Dear Premium Subscribers, As a follow-up to the June data we sent out earlier this month, we’re providing some additional analysis of the market slowdown that appears to be continuing. There is still room for a correction in July and August, but we see the market as unlikely to reverse the slowing trend in the […]

June 2019 Monthly LMS Market Report

You can find the LMS Monthly Report for June 2019 here. As we’ve mentioned previously, if market activity is going to change, the most likely point for the data to show changes would be June – August. The numbers for June in today’s report are low and could suggest a further slowdown in the LMS market, […]

June 2019 LMS Market: Questions for upcoming conferences and update on market slowdown

In this month’s subscriber newsletter we identify key issues that we think vendors should be addressing at the LMS conferences coming up in July (and September). We also share some observations on LMS market activity in 2019. In particular, we’ll be looking at twelve month trailing data and seeing how market activity compares to a […]

May 2019 Update on YOY Comparisons of T12M Data

Note: We plan to share the following draft sections to both our basic subscribers and publicly through the PhilOnEdTech.com blog. As is our practice, we are sharing with premium subscribers first. Given the LMS market slowdown in 2018 that we first commented on last summer to our premium subscribers and in a public blog post in January, we’ve […]

May 2019 Monthly LMS Market Report

You can find the LMS Monthly Report for May 2019 here. Please note that due to recent changes in our business (separating MindWires with Phil and e-Literate with Michael, with Phil’s new blog at PhilOnEdTech.com), the monthly newsletters have a slightly different look.  The most recent data show very low activity allocated to May (continuing the market slowdown); however, […]