Entries by Phil Hill

Instructure Restructure: Significant layoffs hitting Canvas side of the business (podcast)

Despite the fact that private equity firms usually lay off lots of people, Thoma Bravo, the new expected owner, has promised that it won’t reduce Instructure’s staff on the new path to profitability. That plan was never realistic and likely misstated by company management. Today, Instructure has implemented a new, even larger round of layoffs, this […]

The COVID-Fueled Hybridization of Higher Ed (podcast)

Despite the false dichotomy often presented in news reports and opinion articles of online vs. face-to-face, or online OR face-to-face, what we are often seeing in reality with Fall 2020 planning is a variety of methods to combine face-to-face and virtual models into a hybrid offering for Fall 2020. This hybridization of higher ed will likely continue […]