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Mathieu Plourde

Investors bet big on the companies formerly known as MOOC providers - 0 views

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    "Australian company's investment of roughly $165 million in Coursera and FutureLearn suggests open course providers have found a viable business model. Not everyone is sold."
Mathieu Plourde

Another Big Move Hits Higher-Ed Publishing, as Wiley Buys Knewton - 0 views

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    "Knewton's pivot in 2018 toward tools that combine adaptive-learning technology with open educational resources was a big part of the attraction for Wiley. With its Alta digital-courseware platform, Knewton is primarily an OER company now, Wiley's president and chief executive, Brian Napack, told The Chronicle. The product costs students about $40 per course. Wiley wants to "double down" on low-cost options, Napack said. "We're doing this because we think the future needs to look different than the past.""
Mathieu Plourde

2U to buy boot-camp provider Trilogy for $750 million - 0 views

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    "A prominent online program management company, 2U, announced this morning that it will purchase Trilogy Education Services, a large boot camp provider that partners with continuing education divisions at dozens of universities."
Mathieu Plourde

Blackboard loses high-profile clients as its rivals school it in innovation - The Washi... - 0 views

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    "In 2006, Blackboard held as much as 90 percent of the learning management system market share, according to industry reports. Now Blackboard's market share has dwindled to 44 percent."
Mathieu Plourde

WhatsApp's Founder Goes From Food Stamps to Billionaire - 0 views

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    ""No one wakes up excited to see more advertising, no one goes to sleep thinking about the ads they'll see tomorrow," Koum said in the post. A hand-written note on the his desk reads: "No Ads! No Games! No Gimmicks!""
Mathieu Plourde

How much Kno sold for & why it failed - Tech News and Analysis - 0 views

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    "Kno, in many ways is a case study in Silicon Valley hubris, where white-boarding and theoretical thinking doesn't always match up with the reality of the real world. A book publishing industry insider pointed out that Kno was trying to solve a problem that wasn't acute enough for the publishers and the end customers - students. It was a problem Kno wanted to solve for Kno."
Mathieu Plourde

Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M - 0 views

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    Yes, you read that right. The Washington Post Company just announced that it has reached an agreement to sell the Washington Post newspaper to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million.
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