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Barnes & Noble Education Buys LMS Provider LoudCloud Systems For $17.9 Million

By Phil HillMore Posts (402) Yesterday morning Barnes & Noble Education, the owner of 743 college bookstores and related services, announced the acquisition of LMS provider LoudCloud Systems for $17.9 million in cash. LoudCloud provides a traditional LMS for general higher … Continue reading

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Inside Higher Ed: One year after selling majority stake in company

By Phil HillMore Posts (402) One year ago I wrote a post critical of Inside Higher Ed for not doing a blanket disclosure about the sale of a majority stake to a private equity firm with other education holdings (most notably … Continue reading

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About Inside Higher Ed Selling Majority Stake

By Phil HillMore Posts (402) Update 1/21: See link and blurb at bottom of post from new Editor’s Note at Inside Higher Ed. Last week the Huffington Post ran an article by David Halperin breaking the news that the private … Continue reading

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Blackboard Confronts Erosion of Market Share, Makes a Major Change in Strategy

By Phil HillMore Posts (402) In a series of announcements that has the educational technology world buzzing, Blackboard reversed their strategy of their core LMS business. Blackboard acquired two Moodle hosting and service providers – MoodleRooms in the US and … Continue reading

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