Enrollments are declining: is it necessarily a bad thing?

Today Magic EdTech released a new episode in their Tech in EdTech podcast, where host Dipesh Jain interviewed me regarding enrollment analysis, with a unique angle asking if the decline in US postsecondary enrollment is necessarily a bad thing.…

Pandemic Lessons in EdTech from MoodleMoot Global 2022

In late September I attended the MoodleMoot Global conference in Barcelona for market analysis research ... and enjoying the first La Mercè Festival in three years. https://youtu.be/ykhik0cHqRI During the event I was interviewed by…

About Those Uncounted Students

I recently was interviewed by Scott Jeffe from Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL), a company that I believe is the preeminent enrollment management firm for US higher education, and Scott published two blog posts today based on our interactions. Beyond…

OPM Market Forces: Lower revenue sharing and contract length

In multiple podcast interviews, interviews with GAO researchers and investors, blog posts, and keynotes, I have pushed back on the popular but flawed narrative that the Online Program Management (OPM) market is moving away from tuition revenue…

Research Background Prior To Gates Foundation Response

In a recent post on the Gates Foundation-funded CourseGateway initiative, I challenged the claims that adoption of courseware is a key component of improving the performance of underrepresented student groups in gateway courses. Really?…

Post-Conference LMS Market News

Educause used to be THE EdTech conference, and the LMS market news tended to deliberately coincide with the fall event - with vendors releasing news that week. The conference competition has heated up and Educause is now one among several EdTech…

Now Chegg Might Have to Reckon for Data Breach

In 2018 at e-Literate, I covered a data breach by Chegg that impacted up to 40 million users. Yesterday the NY Times reported that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has jumped in with a legal complaint accusing Chegg of 'careless' data security…

NSC Enrollments At High End of Estimated Range

Late last week the National Student Clearinghouse put out their initial current term enrollment reports for Fall 2022 in US higher education. The quick read is that overall enrollment across all sectors, for undergraduate and graduate levels…

Talking OPM Market and Institution Strategy

Last week I attended the WCET annual meeting in Denver - perhaps my favorite conference of the year in terms of quality of conversations and me staying through each session - and I thoroughly enjoyed the general session panel I was on, "Mad…

Digital Education Summit #DES22 Keynote

In late September I had the opportunity to provide the keynote for the Digital Education Summit #DES22 put on by Sam Houston State University Online. The 11th annual Digital Education Summit, a free, virtual, one-day teaching and learning…