Author Archives: O'Neal Spicer

Recommended Reading: “Why Udacity and EdX Want to Trademark the Degrees of the Future—and What’s at Stake for Students”

By O’Neal SpicerMore Posts (7) In his recent article in EdSurge, Jeff Young (formerly of the Chronicle) profiles an emerging fringe world of post-secondary education where “Nanodegrees,” “MicroMasters,” and “MicroDegrees” are proliferating. Companies like Udacity and edX are looking to … Continue reading

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Instructure’s Current Market Position

By O’Neal SpicerMore Posts (7) With the proliferation of so many privately funded educational technology companies, the quarterly earnings call of a publicly traded company like Instructure is a rare opportunity to get a detailed look at company performance and … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Article in Chronicle on Measuring Learning

By O’Neal SpicerMore Posts (7) Dan Barrett’s piece over the weekend in The Chronicle, “The Next Great Hope for Measuring Learning,” deserves a close read. He describes in some detail a ground up effort by faculty and administrators across several … Continue reading

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