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

Reuters: Instructure has filed for IPO later this year

By Phil HillMore Posts (356) Reuters is on a breaking news roll lately with ed tech. This time it is about Instructure filing for an initial public offering (IPO). Instructure is planning an initial public offering later this year that could … Continue reading

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Blackboard Acquires Large Latin American Moodle Provider

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1043) In my first post-BbWorld blog post, I noted that the international market is hugely important for Blackboard and Moodle is hugely important for their international strategy. Nearly a quarter of the company’s revenue and much … Continue reading

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Online Teaching Conference (#CCCOTC15) Keynote

By Phil HillMore Posts (356) Back in June I had the pleasure of giving the keynote at the Online Teaching Conference (#CCCOTC15) in San Diego, put on by the California Community College system. There was quite a bit of valuable … Continue reading

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Blackboard: Ask and Ye Shall Receive (Better Answers)

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1043) About a week ago, I complained about Blackboard’s lack of clarity in messaging about their platform in general and the implications for managed hosting customers in particular. I wrote, in part, What is “Premium SaaS”? … Continue reading

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Using TAs As Key Component Of Active Learning Transformation at UC Davis

By Phil HillMore Posts (356) Last week I described how UC Davis is making efforts to personalize one of the most impersonal of learning experiences – large lecture introductory science courses. It is telling that the first changes that they … Continue reading

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