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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 (1080) 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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Instructure Files for IPO

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1080) This doesn’t exactly come as a shock, but Instructure has filed for an IPO, and is expecting a post-IPO valuation of somewhere between $500 million and $800 million. Whenever a private company does this, they … Continue reading

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GSV 2015 Review

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1080) The basic underlying theme of the 2015 GSV Ed Innovation conference is “more is more.” There were more people, more presentations, more deal-making, more celebrities…more of everything, really. If you previously thought that the conference … Continue reading

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Why LinkedIn Matters

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1080) A few folks have asked me to elaborate on why I think LinkedIn is the most interesting—and possibly the most consequential—company in ed tech. Imagine that you wanted to do a longitudinal study of how … Continue reading

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An Employee View of Textbook Publishers and Ed Tech Companies

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1080) Update: For reference, 2U has pointed out to me that they were recently recognized by Glassdoor as the 17th-best medium-sized company to work for in 2014. With an average score of 4.2 (based on 21 reviews), this … Continue reading

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