Fairfax-based Ellucian acquires learning management system
Fairfax-based Ellucian has acquired Helix Education’s competency-based education learning management system.
Details of the deal with Salt Lake City, Utah-based Helix were not announced.
Ellucian provides software, services and consulting to colleges and universities.
The company said it is investing in competency-based education programs that offer a promising new way for colleges and universities to reduce the cost and time of obtaining a degree. The company notes that non-traditional students are expected to make up the majority of learners by 2019.
Ellucian’s new learning management system will become part of its Banner and Colleague Student Information Systems.
The company serves 2,400 institutions in 40 countries.