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Spot the odd one out... Blackboard looks like a big grey squid-o-doom in this chart of LMS market share. Via +Martin Hawksey 
State of the Higher Ed LMS Market: A Graphical View

Post going up on e-Literate Monday morning

The transformation of the higher education LMS market continues, and I expect more changes over the next 2 – 3 years. However, it seems time to capture the state of the market based on changes over the past year.

I shared the most recent graphic summarizing the market in mid 2011. As with all previous versions, the 2005 – 2009 data points are based on the Campus Computing Project, and therefore is based on US adoption from non-profit institutions. This set of longitudinal data provides an anchor for the summary.

The most significant changes over the past two years include the following.

 * The data has been adjusted to include international usage and online programs in order to capture the rise of online programs, including MOOCs, as a driving force in the future market. Keep in mind that there is no consistent data set to capture the current market, so treat the graphic as telling a story of the market rather than being a chart of precise data. Sources include a combination Campus Computing reports, ITC surveys, company press releases, and extrapolations from Blackboard’s and Pearson’s quarterly earnings. Caveat emptor.
 * There is a new band / category for “homegrown systems” to account for a relatively new trend where organizations, primarily MOOCs for now, are opting to develop their own learning platform rather than adopt a pre-existing LMS.
 * Instructure has established itself as not just a disruptive influence, but a full-fledged competitor in the market with proven adoption at scale.
 * Blackboard changed their strategy, purchased two Moodle service providers (MoodleRooms and NetSpot), and cancelled the end-of-life for the ANGEL LMS.
 * Desire2Learn has grown much faster than has been represented by US-only data.
 * Pearson eCollege has a much stronger position when considering their market strength in the for-profit sector and with fully online programs.
 * The gray band representing pricing has been removed, due to the rise in open source alternatives and change in market pricing pressures.

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Not sure what I'm looking at here. It would appear that the VLE market has shrunk pretty dramatically since 2005, mostly at the expense of Blackboard/WebCT. Some kind of scale on the y axis would help.  
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