The growing learning relationship management market got a major new player this week as the University of Texas System announced it will further develop TEx, its homegrown learning platform, in partnership with business software provider Salesforce.
TEx, short for Total Education Experience, last year launched as a pilot in a competency-based degree program at the system’s Rio Grande Valley campus. When TEx 2.0 begins in fall 2017, it will have evolved to a personalized learning platform, a marketplace of courses and programs, and an academic record built on block-chain technology.
The system’s Institute for Transformational Learning, known as UTx, is leading the development effort. The system opened the institute in 2012 to serve as its innovation arm, exploring new ways to offer education and support to its increasingly diverse student body.
“These kinds of transformational moments are not going to come from the [billions] of ed-tech funding that’s coming from venture capital,” said
Original URL: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/10/03/u-texas-system-salesforce-team-build-out-learning-platform