Tag Archives: Educational technology

D2L raises $85 million but growth claims defy logic

Yesterday D2L announced a second round of investment, this time raising $85 million (a mix of debt and equity) to go with their $80 million round two years ago (see EDUKWEST for a useful roundup of news and article links). While … Continue reading

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Three Makes a Movement: Branson creates youth panel for student voice in ed tech

Based on my involvement in the Evolve conference sponsored by the 20 Million Minds Foundation, held in January, I wrote a series of posts covering the discussions around online education and educational technology. The three main posts: Evolve Conference Analysis: Move … Continue reading

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Six Months After Layoffs: No signs of growth at Desire2Learn

Late last year I wrote a post about Desire2Learn’s laying off more than 7% of the workforce, speculating that something had changed at the company. In particular, I didn’t buy the company line about continued growth. In the end, I have … Continue reading

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Instructure releases their third public security audit

In the fall of 2011 I made the following argument: We need more transparency in the LMS market, and clients should have access to objective measurements of the security of a solution.  To paraphrase Michael Feldstein’s suggestions from a 2009 post: … Continue reading

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Layoffs at Desire2Learn: Significant or not?

In a little-reported event the week of Thanksgiving, Desire2Learn let go 28 employees. The only public report I’m aware of comes from The Record out of Desire2Learn’s hometown of Kitchener, Ontario in Canada. E-learning company Desire2Learn has cut about 25 … Continue reading

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