Eleven months ago, I wrote a post about Instructure entering its “awkward teenage years.” That was a setup for the inevitable alternative metaphor that was coming, along with Instructure’s inevitable fall from grace. Now that they’re off the pedestal, it’s time to address the crazy way we talk about ed tech companies.
The "Ed Tech" category includes posts about educational technology products themselves, including LMSs and other learning platforms, adaptive learning and other digital curricular materials products, learning analytics, and educational apps of all types. It also includes technical aspects of ed tech products, especially interoperability.
The IMS has been amazingly successful. I take a deep dive into both the what and the why, and then look at how the next challenge of learning analytics is going to mean the next decade of interoperability work will be different from the last one.
As promised in my last post, I describe my model for creating a new economy of contribution and collaboration from ed tech vendors, and how I hope to pay for e-Literate (and part of my mortgage) in the process.
Everything old is new again
Act 1 ends. Act 2 begins.
And now for something completely different.
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.