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Business & Economics
The "Business & Economics" category covers the business aspects of ed tech, including the financial health and business models of individual companies, economic aspects of selling in education that shape the available offerings, and coverage of markets and investment.
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.
A Blackboard Debt Update, and a Lesson on Public Relations
Blackboard just improved their debt situation by selling off Transact. Also, most ed tech companies aren’t great at PR.
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.
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).
Blackboard Updates: Learn SaaS progress and LMS market news
Blackboard shares news with e-Literate about Learn SaaS and company updates.
State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: 2018 Year-End Edition
New release of LMS market data for the US and Canada for higher education, with a market in transition.