SPECTRUM OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES TO SUPPORT EDUCATION
Learning platforms Course management system (CMS), learning management system (LMS), virtual learning environment (VLE)
or instructional management system (IMS) - Blackboard, Moodle, ANGEL, Sakai, Desire2Learn, Saba,
Learning Village, SchoolNet
Content Course management system content management, digital repositories, and document management systems -
management such as Desire2Learn, Xythos, HarvestRoad, EMC Documentum, etc.
Learning content Tools for use by faculty, teachers, instructors or developers - such as Articulate, Camtasia, Microsoft
Portals All portals used in the educational context including course management portals, student portals, CRM
(Customer Relationship Management), and enrollment management/recruiting portals - such as ANGEL,
eCollege, uPortal, Luminis (SunGard)
Media authoring Tools to develop rich media content such as Flash, Photoshop, iMovie, or other media capture
Student Products such as Oracle Peoplesoft, Banner Student (SunGard Higher Education), Informs, Jenzabar, Campus
information Management, etc.
Classroom Classroom technology products, including smart boards, AV, classroom capture, clickers, classroom
management - such as Tegrity, SMART Board, iClicker, Promethean, etc
Data analytics Business intelligence systems - such as Cognos, SAS, etc.
Group Live online presentation or collaboration products - such as Webconference, Wimba Live Classroom, WebEx,
collaboration Elluminate, etc
Talent Human resource management and talent management systems – such as Oracle Peoplesoft, SAP, Taleo, Banner
management Human Resources (SunGard Higher Education), etc.
Assessment Quiz, test, or assessment products - such as Respondus, Qwizdom, ETS, ACT, etc
Mobile technology Mobile technology used for learning - such as Gateway, HP, Everex, iPod, cell phones, eXact Mobile, etc
Portfolio Electronic portfolio products such as ePortaro, WinVision, PebblePad
Learning services Providers of on site staffing, hosting, helpdesk, course development, integration, marketing, student recruitment
such as IBM, Accenture, Compass Knowledge Group, etc
Content Cartridges Digital content for use in a CMS, LMS, VLE, or IMS - such as Pearson, McGraw-Hill, Cengage, OpenLearn,
Staff development Staff, faculty, teacher development and training products and services such as Skillsoft, Element K, Atomic
Web-served Educational / learning web sites and web-based content sources – such as Elsevier, Safari Montage, Wikipedia,
content Curriki, etc.
Virtual tutoring. Tutoring at a distance such as Smarthinking, Edumetry, Tutor.com, etc.
Adaptive & Adaptive tutoring, educational gaming, or other domain-specific learning environment products - such as
gaming ALEKS, MyLabs, K-12.com, Discovery.com, etc
Search Search products, engines, and systems such as Learning Objects, NetTrekker, Google, Microsoft
Plagiarism Plagiarism checking products - such as Turnitin, iThenticate, SafeAssignment
Social web Web 2.0 social, interactive web sites, mash-ups or software - such as Learning Objects, Wimba, other wikis,
blogs, collaborative authoring or community tools