itslearning has been chosen by Stockholm University as the institution’s new Learning Management Solution (LMS).
Bergen, Norway — August 15, 2017 — itslearning, the leading global Learning Management System that supports student centered learning, announced today that it has signed with Stockholm University. This decision took place after a rigorous tender process in which several learning management systems were tested and scored on usability, functionality, and price.
According to Stockholm University, the intention of the tender process was, “to find a system that supports the challenges arising from the university’s large number of students, decentralised organisation, different methods of teaching, and be able to handle a high degree of integration with other systems and collaboration with open learning resources.”
Stockholm University’s IT Director, Joakim Winter, discussed the decision-making process further: “After running a rigorous tender process that lasted for more than 6 months and included testing of usability and functionality, we decided that itslearning was the system that best met our needs according to the evaluation criteria. We look forward to beginning a long-lasting cooperation with them.”
Through this collaboration, Stockholm University plans to implement the itslearning open cloud solution to initially replace one of its current systems and potentially scale up to a total of 38,000 staff and students over the next several years. The University is one of the largest in Scandinavia and is regarded as one of the top 100 universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Improving Teaching and Learning
Stockholm University is home to several internationally prominent research environments. The university is also involved in the esteemed Nobel Prize, which is administered annually by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, of which several researchers from Stockholm University are a member. To date, four researchers from Stockholm University have received the Nobel Prize and a fifth has been awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
Thomas Gunleiksrud, VP of itslearning, commented on the partnership, “We are thrilled to be partnering with such a prestigious higher education institution as Stockholm University. We look forward to supporting them by providing an open and flexible system that will support achievement of their goals for many years to come.”
Stockholm University is currently receiving customised training sessions and working with itslearning to configure their system, including several key integrations — taking full advantage of itslearning’s open architecture. The university is preparing for implementation of the learning platform, starting in January, 2018.
Used by more than 7 million active users worldwide, itslearning is the largest learning platform provider in Europe. With an average uptime of 99.997%, we offer the most pedagogically-aligned learning platform on the market, along with the best support and services. Our goal is to maintain our reputation as the most innovative LMS organisation within the education sector worldwide. We seek to grow and develop together with our partner organisations and to help them to continue to achieve their educational and strategic goals.