Coursekit, the next-generation LMS that made waves last year by going the direct-to-faculty model for adoption, has changed its name to Lore, and has received an investment from Peter Thiel to go with the change in identity. As the article from PandoDaily points out, Lore appears to be building toward a marketplace or affiliate model, a platform play also being pursued in the learning management space by Pearson and its OpenClass learning platform.
I think this is a welcome move by the learning platform, and illustrates the shift away from large, institution-driven LMS adoption toward something more social and student- and faculty-focused. We especially appreciate their drive to consider the student and faculty experience when it comes to learning technologies. For more on Lore, follow them on Twitter at @learn or visit them at their new website, Lore.com.