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Blackboard Potential Sale: Market timing, financials, and some thoughts on potential buyers

By Phil HillMore Posts (453) With Reuters’ story last week that Blackboard is putting itself up for sale through an auction, one question to ask is ‘why now?’. As Michael has pointed out, Blackboard is in the midst of a … Continue reading

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NPR and Missed (Course) Signals

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1094) Anya Kamenetz has a piece up on NPR about learning analytics, highlighting Purdue’s Course Signals as its centerpiece. She does a good job of introducing the topic to a general audience and raising some relevant … Continue reading

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The Pirate Hoax

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1094) A friend asked me what I think about the story in the Chronicle about the professor who encouraged his students to create a hoax story about a pirate in order to teach them about students about … Continue reading

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The Blackboard Patent Crisis at Two and a Half Weeks

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1094) While marveling the events of the last several weeks, Jim Farmer suggested that it might be worthwhile to pause and reflect back on the sequence of events. I thought that was a good idea, so … Continue reading

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Blackboard by the Numbers

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1094) Update: Welcome, Chronicle readers. Since it wasn’t made clear in the Chronicle’s reference, I’d like to point out that the paper I’m quoting was written by Jim Farmer, who is the Coordinator of Georgetown University’s … Continue reading

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