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Thoma Bravo, Instructure Push Forward with Buyout; CEO to Step Down

Instructure's CEO will be stepping down in a couple of weeks after the latest purchase agreement with Thoma Bravo is complete.

Thoma Bravo Ups Instructure Offer Price

In a revised agreement announced today, venture capital company Thoma Bravo has increased its offer to acquire Instructure, from the prior $47.60 per share to a “best and final offer” of $49 per share in cash.

Instructure Deal Off — For Now

Instructure's pending acquisition by venture capital company Thoma Bravo appears to have bitten the dust.

6 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2020

This year's top issues in education technology reflect the bigger picture of a student's pathway from individual course all the way to graduation and career.

Sony Intros 13,000 Lumen Laser Projector

Sony unveiled a range of new AV gear for schools at the ISE 2020 conference taking place in Amsterdam this week. That includes five new laser projectors, with one offering a brightness of 13,000 lumens.

Report Finds Boot Camp Model Troubling

An intensely researched study published on Class Central has dissected the economics of boot camps and found them to be poor venture capital investments — and possibly poor investments for their students too.

Boot Camp Growth Rate Slowed in 2019

Boot camps generated nearly half a billion dollars in 2019 and graduated almost 34,000 students, yet the year-over-year growth rate slowed, according to a report from Career Karma.

Wiley Launches Adaptive Calculus Courseware Built on Knewton Alta

Last year, Wiley acquired Knewton. Now the company has announced the first curriculum to be built on Alta, Knewton's adaptive technology, since the acquisition.

Florida Tackles Textbook Affordability with OER Partnership

Last year, the State University System of Florida embarked on an "action plan" to give students "access to quality and affordable textbooks and other instructional materials, thereby increasing the likelihood of their success in higher education." The system has partnered with open educational resources company Lumen Learning to provide course materials within its textbook affordability mandate.

Adding Escape Rooms to Your Online Course

A virtual version of the escape room concept is engaging students at Northampton Community College. Here's how the setup works.

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