Category Archives: Notable Posts

Reuters: Blackboard up for sale, seeking up to $3 billion in auction

By Phil HillMore Posts (345) As I was writing a post about Blackboard’s key challenges, I get notice from Reuters (anonymous sources, so interpret accordingly) that the company is on the market, seeking up to $3 billion. From Reuters: Blackboard … Continue reading

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UC Davis: A look inside attempts to make large lecture classes active and personal

By Phil HillMore Posts (345) In my recent keynote for the Online Teaching Conference, the core argument was as follows: While there will be (significant) unbundling around the edges, the bigger potential impact [of ed innovation] is how existing colleges … Continue reading

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Giving D2L Credit Where Credit Is Due

By Phil HillMore Posts (345) Michael and I have made several specific criticisms of D2L’s marketing claims lately culminating in this blog post about examples based on work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and California State University at Long Beach … Continue reading

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Release of University of California at Davis Case Study on e-Literate TV

By Phil HillMore Posts (345) Today we are thrilled to release the fifth and final case study in our new e-Literate TV series on “personalized learning”. In this series, we examine how that term, which is heavily marketed but poorly defined, is implemented … Continue reading

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Instructure: Accelerating growth in 3 parallel markets

By Phil HillMore Posts (345) I’m not sure which is more surprising – Instructure’s continued growth with no major hiccups or their competitors’ inability after a half-decade to understand and accept what is at its core a very simple strategy. Despite … Continue reading

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