In Search of the Killer Mobile App, Part 1: Will LMS Vendors Lead the Way for Higher Ed? – Eduventures

By Jeff Alderson, Principal Analyst

Think of the last time you told a coworker about an app, one you recommended that they download right away. Was it education related? Did it specifically target higher education users? We’re going to go out on a limb and assume that it didn’t, because—from where we sit—the “must-have” app for higher ed doesn’t exist yet.


I’ve worked with more Learning Management Systems than most. I’ve touch everything on this list. Most of what I need is there, although more often than not some central authority hasn’t flipped the switches I need to get to the tools I’d use.


As far as killer apps, mobile is essential.  If an LMS isn’t fully functional on a tablet, it’s a lame duck.


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