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Blackboard and MoodleRooms: An insight to private equity

Blackboard and MoodleRooms: An insight to private equity | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

There has been speculation about Blackboard’s acquisition of MoodleRooms and its announcements about support of open-source learning systems. This is also an opportunity to see decision-making by Blackboard owner Providence Equity. The motivation of a private equity firm is rapid increase in the value of its assets. Some of Blackboard initiatives may take several years to take final form; perhaps longer than private equity objectives permit.

Blackboard describes their software business saying: “We typically license our individual software applications either on a stand-alone basis or bundled as part of one of our six product lines: Blackboard Learn Blackboard Transact Blackboard Connect Blackboard Mobile Blackboard Collaborate and Blackboard Analytics.” Professional services account for 8% of revenue; product for 92%.

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Mary Meeker Re-Imagines Nearly Everything

Mary Meeker Re-Imagines Nearly Everything | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Today at the D10 Conference, star analyst Mary Meeker gave her latest presentation of Internet Trends. You can download the whole presentation here (PDF) and it's well worth spending time perusing.
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