Category Archives: Tools, Toys, and Technology (Oh my!)

Patents Rethought: Khan Academy Did the Right Thing

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1052) To recap what’s happened so far: Audrey Watters called our attention to a patent filing by Khan Academy. I expressed my concerns about the continuing patent problem that we have in educational technology. Carl Straumsheim … Continue reading

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Solving the Ed Tech Patent Problem

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1052) You may have heard that Khan Academy has filed for several patents. Audrey Watters has written a really strong piece providing the details of the filings in the context of the history of ed tech … Continue reading

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What Blackboard’s New CEO Needs to Do Now (and how you can tell if he’s doing it)

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1052) As Phil noted in his post, Blackboard has hired a new CEO, a guy by the name of Bill Ballhaus. We don’t know much about him yet, other than that he came from outside education. … Continue reading

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Blackboard Replaces CEO Jay Bhatt: What happened

By Phil HillMore Posts (385) Just over four years since Providence Equity Partners acquired Blackboard and three years after they brought in Jay Bhatt to replace co-founder Michael Chasen, the company announced another change in CEO. Blackboard has removed Jay … Continue reading

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Unizin RFP For LMS: An offering to appease the procurement gods?

By Phil HillMore Posts (385) Well this was interesting: Unizin issues an RFP for "Enterprise and Multitentant LMS" https://t.co/kRVSyzQgYI & I owe my wife an engagement ring soon — Phil Hill (@PhilOnEdTech) December 30, 2015 In a blog post from Monday, … Continue reading

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