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.
OTC19 panel of 5 students and 1 instructor sitting on stage

Online student community: What do they need from us?

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Pat James and Kevin Kelly moderate a student panel at the Online Teaching Conference 2019

Schoology NEXT 2019: Increased focus on K-12 LMS Market

Schoology focuses on its K-12 roots and shows increasing market strength

The Equity Rubric That Became a Community College Initiative

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Leveraging course quality rubrics to reduce achievement gaps at Peralta Community College

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.

Clay Shirky on Mega-Universities and Scale

Before we get enamored with Mega-Universities, let's not forget the past or even current data trends.

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.