Zombie ideas = ed tech ideas that refuse to die even though we know they are monsterous.
Top 10 Ed-Tech Trends of 2013, Pt 1, Audrey Watters, Hack Education
in Apps, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Learning Mgt Systems, MOOCs, Op-Ed | Permalink
Despite much talk about the demise of the LMS market, the end is nowhere in sight.
New Data for Higher Ed LMS Market, Phil Hill, e-Literate
in Blackboard, Coursera, Desire2Learn, edX, Industry Facts, Learning Mgt Systems, News, Stats | Permalink
How many of you have actually spent quality time in an adaptive learning platform?
5 Questions About Adaptive Learning Platforms, Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed
in Adaptive Learning, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Instructure, Knewton, Learning Mgt Systems, Op-Ed | Permalink
It's part of a plan to rival LMS powerhouses like Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Instructure.
Adrenna Purchased by Gilfus Ventures, Bill Flook, Business Journal (Washington)
in Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Instructure, Investment, Learning Mgt Systems | Permalink
Educational publishing & services are heavily impacted by the rise of digital learning
10 Ed Tech Acquisitions, Roger Riddell, Education Dive
in Blackboard, Deltak, Desire2Learn, EmbanetCompass, Industry Facts, Macmillian, McGraw-Hill, News, Pearson, Top 'x' Lists | Permalink
Institutions partnering w Blackboard keep "all current & future revenue" from their MOOCs
Blackboard, Amplify Deals Reflect Shifting Landscape for 'MOOCs', Sean Cavanagh, Ed Week
in Amplify, Blackboard, MOOCs, News | Permalink
Company positioning in accessibility sector, wants to outdo Microsoft's & Apple's efforts.
Desire2Learn’s Blind Workers Help Improve Accessibility Tools, Christina Farr, VentureBeat
in Apple, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Microsoft, News | Permalink
Digital badges are integrated into Blackboard Learn and CourseSites.
Blackboard Validates Mozilla Digital Badges, Dian Schaffhauser, The Journal
in Badges, Blackboard, Learning Mgt Systems, News | Permalink
Series D financing round to help the company move closer to an eventual public offering.
in Blackboard, Instructure, Investment, Learning Mgt Systems | Permalink
Pearson tops the list with 15 acquisitions or investments in Ed Tech companies.
Ed Tech’s 10 Most Active Corporate Acquirers-Investors, CB Insights
in Blackboard, Macmillian, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Top 'x' Lists | Permalink
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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