BbWorld 2019: Multiple signs of progress but questionable results

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A much better conference than last year, with progress on many fronts . . . but does it matter?

Postscript on 2U Earnings Call Story

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Clarification on 2U story - 'institutional suite' and fee-for-service are additive, not replacement, revenue models

July 30, 2019: The day the OPM market changed

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The zeitgeist of online education, at least of the OPM market, changed today as the market leader "recalibrated" their business.

Postscript on D2L Fusion and LMS Market Slowdown

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Despite some wins for D2L this summer, we maintain our view that the LMS market has slowed down since last year with fewer competitive bids available.
InstructureCon Keynote and Purpose

InstructureCon 2019: A study in contrasts

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Instructure is going through changes, with contrasting views apparent between 2015 and 2019 and between executives and staff.

Pearson’s Digital-First Textbook Initiative and Student Choice

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This morning Pearson announced a bold move into a digital-first world for textbook publishing, as described by Inside Higher Ed: Pearson, like many publishers in higher education, has long signaled its intent to move from print textbooks…

2019: The year that Blackboard Learn Ultra is fully in production

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As I was planning my conference time for this summer's LMS user conferences, something struck me with the BbWorld19 agenda that needs to be stated publicly and explicitly. Our five-year journey of Learn Ultra is coming / Learn Ultra is late…

Update on Academic LMS Market Slowdown

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The trend continues for the academic LMS market - slower than last year - and we're about to find out if this trend will reverse.

Postscript on College Scorecard, OPMs, and Simmons University

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The answer to questions on initial program-level data is not firm conclusions (yet) but an opportunity to share more information.