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.

Some Notes On Lumen Learning’s $3.75 million Funding Round Led By Follett

By Phil HillMore Posts (476) Today’s biggest ed tech news was Lumen Learning – co-founded by David Wiley and Kim Thanos and focused on getting deeper adoption of OER in higher education – and their new round of funding. And this … Continue reading

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Cengage and OER Podcast Series: Two steps forward and one step back

By Phil HillMore Posts (476) Last fall I wrote about Cengage, one of the big three publishers for higher education, sponsoring and releasing a survey on Open Education Resources (OER). The survey headline: Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: CBE platforms represent a truly niche market

By Phil HillMore Posts (476) Triggered by the news that we broke here at e-Literate that “Ellucian Stops Support for Brainstorm, its CBE platform”, Carl Straumsheim at Inside Higher Ed has a valuable follow-up article today looking more broadly at the … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: IHE coverage of NBER paper and critiques

By Phil HillMore Posts (476) For those following my two recent posts about the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper claiming to analyze “The Returns to Online Postsecondary Education”, there are two articles I recommend for broader coverage – both … Continue reading

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One More Thing on NBER Report: Where did pre-2011 data come from?

By Phil HillMore Posts (476) Earlier today I critiqued the new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) report on the “The Returns to Online Postsecondary Education”, calling it “a hot mess that that conflates online students, enrollments, programs, institutions and uses a … Continue reading

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