One of the most knowledgeable observers of the for-profit sector gives us his take on this unprecedented deal.
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.
What’s an extra $38 million among friends?
We have a better understanding of UC Berkeley’s decision to remove free video lecture captures in response to an accessibility suit. Less so on Caroline Hoxby’s problematic paper on the ROI of online learning.
OER implementation gets a major investor with a lot of leverage in the market.
Cengage seems both serious and honest in their ongoing attempts to understand the growing role of OER in the curricular materials market, but they are still climbing the learning curve.