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The Great Unbundling of Textbook Publishers

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) When we hear the phrase “unbundling” in education, it usually refers to one of two things. Either it’s about unbundling the university into component parts like separating courses from certification or it’s about unbundling content … Continue reading

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Pearson, Efficacy, and Research

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) A while back, I mentioned that MindWires, the consulting company that Phil and I run, had been hired by Pearson in response to a post I wrote a while back expressing concerns about the possibility … Continue reading

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A Weird but True Fact about Textbook Publishers and OER

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) As I was perusing David Kernohan’s notes on Larry Lessig’s keynote at the OpenEd conference, one statement leapt out at me: Could the department of labour require that new education content commissioned ($100m) be CC-BY? … Continue reading

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Pearson’s Efficacy Listening Tour

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) Back around New Year, Michael wrote a post examining Pearson’s efficacy initiative and calling on the company to engage in active discussions with various communities within higher education about defining “efficacy” with educators rather than … Continue reading

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Blackboard’s Perceptis Acquisition Offers Clues into Company’s Strategy

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) Yesterday Blackboard announced that they acquired Perceptis, a provider of help desk and financial aid support services for colleges and universities. In and of itself, this is not a huge acquisition. Perceptis has 33 clients, … Continue reading

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