Tag Archives: Josh Coates

InstructureCon: Canvas LMS has different competition now

By Phil HillMore Posts (291) For the first few years of the Canvas LMS, Instructure’s core message was ‘Canvas is better than Blackboard’. This positioning was thinly veiled in the company’s 2011 spoof of the Apple / 1984 commercial and even … Continue reading

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Everybody Wants to MOOC the World

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1015) You may have seen this week’s announcement from Instructure of their new Canvas Network to support MOOCs and other open courses. Blackboard has already been dipping its toe in this water, having had Curtiss Bonk run … Continue reading

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The Blackboard Announcements, Part 2: Can Open Source Be Bought?

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1015) I have gotten a lot of email from folks who moved to Moodle (often from Blackboard CE) because they wanted to get away from Blackboard and they thought that open source was “safe.” In my … Continue reading

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The Changing Dynamics of the Educational Technology Markets

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1015) Phil Hill has two good blog posts up in response to Blackboard’s announcement that it has received at least two “unsolicited non-binding proposals” for the company to be acquired. In his first post, Phil argues … Continue reading

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Instructure Goes Open Source

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1015) Update: The video was briefly broken as Instructure inexplicably chose the day after their big announcement to change their YouTube account. I have updated the post with the new URL and it should be working … Continue reading

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