If you live in British Columbia, work in higher education, and specialize in technology, BCNET is an important organization. BCNET is government-funded and has the mandate of making technology more available to the province’s universities and colleges. If you want to network or collaborate across institutions, learning to navigate BCNET will benefit you. Every year […]Read more "Why I’m Not Going to BCNET 2020"
This post is adapted from 7 tweets I made on December 22nd, 2019. There is still debate within the educational technology community about whether Instructure’s acquisition (which may be falling apart) constitutes a sale of student data. I believe it does. The data is an asset of the company, and is transferred along with the […]Read more "Does selling a company mean selling its data?"
This post is adapted from 35 tweets I made on December 6th. On December 4th last year, Instructure (the company that makes Canvas) announced that they had entered into an agreement to sell the company to a private equity firm (Thoma Bravo) for two billion dollars. Every owner of Instructure stock stands to receive $47.60 […]Read more "How Instructure’s leadership monetizes student data to maximize shareholder value"