There were 48 ed tech deals in 2012, down slightly from 51 in 2011.
Who Were the Top Ed Tech Acquirers in 2012?, Ki Mae Heussner, GigaOM
in Big Deals, Blackboard, Connections Education, Deltak, EmbanetCompass, News, Stats | Permalink
Transaction-leading market trends: Common Core, MOOCs, Adaptive Instruction, Big Data.
Publishers Eye Ed-tech Startups, Robin Warner, peHUB
in Adaptive Learning, Big Data, Blackboard, Deltak, EmbanetCompass, Industry Facts, Inkling, Kno, McGraw-Hill, MOOCs, News | Permalink
Chicago's 'profitable-but-boring' ed companies have fetched 5x revenue in recent transactions.
Chicago is an EdTech Hotspot, Tom Vander Ark, Education Week
in BenchPrep, Blackboard, Deltak, EmbanetCompass, eSpark, News, Pearson | Permalink
Here are 8+ possible monitization strategies for MOOC and LMS providers.
Coursera Will Profit From Free Courses, Competition Heats Up, Giftus Education Group
in Blackboard, Coursera, Desire2Learn, Instructure, Learning Mgt Systems, MOOCs, News, Udacity | Permalink
Survey: few campus IT leaders think their institutions are investing smartly in “Big Data."
Business as Usual, Steve Kolowich, Inside Higher Ed
in Big Data, Blackboard, Higher Ed, Learning Mgt Systems, MOOCs, News | Permalink
Instructure CEO Josh Coates, “We don’t have to make up some weird business model.”
Everybody Wants to MOOC the World, Michael Feldstein, e-Literate
in Blackboard, Instructure, MOOCs, News, Udacity | Permalink
Blackboard’s CourseSites, Instructure's Canvas Network respond to the MOOC phenomenon.
Course-Mgt Companies Challenge MOOC Providers, Alisha Azevedo, The Chronicle
in Blackboard, Coursera, edX, Higher Ed, Instructure, MOOCs, Udacity | Permalink
Jay Bhatt, who is not from the education industry, will transition to CEO by year-end.
Michael Chasen Steps Down, Ray Henderson, Blackboard
in Blackboard, News | Permalink
The field courting universities to build online programs is crowded. (Pearson, 2tor, Deltak)
Blackboard's New Bag, Steve Kolowich, Inside Higher Education
in 2U (2tor), Blackboard, Deltak, e-Learning, News, Pearson | Permalink
What do teachers and students really need from systems supporting blended and e-learning?
The Alphabet Soup of Blended Learning, Chris Dawson, ZDNet
in Blackboard, e-Learning, Edmodo, Learning Mgt Systems, News | Permalink
Can big data transform our education institutions?
Learning Analytics: the Future is Now, Deb Everhart, edtech digest
in Assessment Tech, Big Data, Blackboard, Learning Mgt Systems, Op-Ed | Permalink
Blackboard purchases Moodle open source supporters, Moodlerooms and NetSpot.
Blackboard Buys 2 Leading Moodle Supporters, Jeffery R. Young, The Chronicle of Higher Ed
in Big Deals, Blackboard, Investment | Permalink
Investments in ed tech tripled to $429-million in 2011 from $146-million in 2002.
Investors See Ed Tech Companies' 'Internet Moment,' Nick DeSantis, The Chronicle
in Blackboard, Chegg, e-Learning, Gates Foundation, Inigral, Investment, Knewton, News, Stats, Udacity, Udemy | Permalink
The education industry accounted for $10 Billion in mergers and acqusitions in 2011.
Mergers On the Rise in K-12 Marketplace, Jason Tomassini, Education Week
in Big Deals, Blackboard, Industry Facts, News, Stats | Permalink
Blackboard’s products are widely-used, over 5,000 institutions use the company’s software.
Educated Buy? Providence Equity Partners to Acquire Blackboard -Rip Empson, TechCrunch
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