Act 1 ends. Act 2 begins.
Christensen Scorecard: Data visualization of US postsecondary institution closures and mergers
There has been a lot of talk about Christensen’s prediction on half of schools closing in a decade without much real data . . . until now.
Instructure: Plans to expand beyond Canvas LMS into machine learning and AI
Instructure is not the same company it was just a year or two ago. Thanks to public reporting, the changes are out in the open.
Flawed AEI Report on Online Education: The good, the bad, and the ugly
At what point does a theme become a schtick? These ‘deeply flawed’ reports on online education are pushing towards the latter.
Moodle Workplace: A new product and change in open source deployment
Moodle HQ more aggressively pushing into pro-ed market with Moodle Workplace with a change in how open source code is deployed (hint, it’s not universally available).
D2L: Continuing emphasis on services and completion of move to SaaS model
If you want story of aggressive migration to SaaS model (public cloud) for an LMS company, look no further than D2L and Brightspace. Transformation to be complete in 2019.
OPM Readings: New policy briefing from UCT and other useful coverage
Four recent articles about the OPM market that are worth reading.