Instructure Offers Bounty for New Educational Apps

“Isolated.  Too exclusive.  Antisocial.  That’s how Brian Whitmer, a founder of Instructure, describes the education-technology sector, particularly the space occupied by developers of learning-management systems like Instructure’s Canvas. “It’s become clear that ed tech does not have the type of ecosystem that other sectors have,” he said. “It’s hampering innovation. We need to fix that.”

Too call attention to the problem, Instructure and other learning management-system providers, including Blackboard and Desire2Learn, are offering cash rewards to encourage the creation of apps using the Learning Tools Interoperability standard, or LTL.”

From Chronicle of Higher Ed – Wired Campus.