Category Archives: 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.

First Board Meeting For Kaplan / Purdue University: Tuition Levels Set

By Phil HillMore Posts (479) Last week was the first meeting for the board of trustees for NewU, the working name for Kaplan University now that it has been “acquired” by Purdue University. And yes, the scare quotes are intentional … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble Education’s Predictive Analytics Deal With Unizin

By Phil HillMore Posts (479) Barnes & Noble Education (BNED) announced today that they have a deal with Unizin to provide predictive analytics services through the LoudSight platform to the consortium’s member universities. As covered by Inside Higher Ed: BNED, … Continue reading

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State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2017 Edition

By Phil HillMore Posts (479) This is the ninth year I have shared the LMS market share graphic, commonly known as the squid graphic, for US and Canadian higher education. The original idea remains – to give a picture of the … Continue reading

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Movement of Canvas LMS to Global Markets

By Phil HillMore Posts (479) We’re coming up on our one-year anniversary of the e-Literate Big Picture: LMS market analysis service and getting our Spring 2017 report ready. One of the things that I love about working with LISTedTECH as … Continue reading

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Purdue University Deal To Acquire Kaplan University: Interview with Trace Urdan

By Phil HillMore Posts (479) The surprise news today is that Purdue University has agree to acquire the academic operations of Kaplan University. As stated in the 8-K filing by Kaplan University’s owner Graham Holdings: On April 27, 2017, Kaplan … Continue reading

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