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.

Schoology Layoffs: Focusing on smaller higher ed opportunities

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) We’ve noticed and had several people ask us about corporate changes at Schoology, the LMS vendor. More specifically, the questions have been based on whether they are laying off staff, and what that means for … Continue reading

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Piazza Makes Three Significant Changes To Deal With Privacy Issues

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) For those following the Piazza privacy issues, we have a new update where the company has made three significant changes in their response to privacy concerns from several universities. They are now using true opt-in for … Continue reading

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Price Of Faculty Not Using LMS? $39 million for CCSF

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) This morning the San Francisco Chronicle published an article about City College of San Francisco (CCSF) having to repay the state of California $39 million due to an audit of distance education courses. City College … Continue reading

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The Remarkable Transformation at UF Online

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) The University of Florida, based on a plan created by the state legislature, started UF Online in 2013. The original business plan was a case study in optimistic enrollment planning and the road-to-riches through online education. … Continue reading

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Analytics Literacy is a Major Limiter of Ed Tech Growth

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1097) Whatever else you think of the election, it has been the mother of all teachable moments for many of us. It has raised questions about what we thought we knew about our democracy, our neighbors, … Continue reading

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