A Look at EdTech Deals and Acquisitions

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This week, GigaOM wrote about the report from CB Insights that analyzed the education tech acquisitions in 2012. Edtech investments have been increasing and last year totaled a whopping $1.1B. The report looked at acquisitions and deals over the past Continue reading

Blackboard CEO Steps Down


Blackboard CEO Michael Chasen has stepped down after helming the company for 15 years. The Washington Post reported on the industry development, onlinepharmacy-cialis pointing out that Chasen is now free to take on another venture or find a position at Continue reading

Real-Time Grade Updates: Pro or Con for Students, Teachers?


When I was teaching high school and I corrected the very first set of projects my sophomores submitted at the beginning of the semester, I was extremely proud of myself for grading and returning them to the students in a Continue reading

Meet Today’s Digital Natives in Blackboard’s New Animation


Data visualization specialists JESS3 produced a new video on student learning styles, which was released today on Blackboard’s YouTube channel. The video employs the term “digital native” to describe the active learning methods of students born in the middle of Continue reading

The Benefits of Classroom Blogging


As educators become more interested in integrating technology into their classrooms, more and more teachers are becoming familiar with the benefits of having class blogs. Blogs allow students and teachers to connect from anywhere at anytime. They allow for the Continue reading