Monthly Archives: January 2020

Investor advisory firm opposes sale of Instructure

An influential investor advisory firm recommended that Structure shareholders vote against a proposal to take the publicly traded learning management system provider private for about $2 billion, according to an article from Reuters. Institutional Shareholder Servicesalso known as ISS, reportedly said in a memo to clients that “the conduct of …

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Using social norms to drive positive health change

Oill-intentioned efforts to help others often backfire, but we can learn from our mistakes. Vaping has caught national attention with news that it can be deadly, but many Americans are still buying e-cigarettes. And despite large-scale public health campaigns advocating vaccination, the United States is experiencing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. …

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Instructure lays off around 100 people as it urges shareholders to support the sale

Learning management systems provider Instructure has laid off up to 100 full-time staff as the listed company nears a key shareholder vote on a proposed sale to a private equity firm . The restructuring primarily affected employees who worked on Instructure’s Bridge product, an LMS tailored for enterprise learning. Instructure …

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As Instructure changes ownership, academics worry about protecting student data

The impending $2 billion sale of one of the world’s largest learning management systems to a private equity firm has raised questions about what happens to the wealth of student data held in company course. More than 50 people working in colleges have signed a public letter calling on Instructure, …

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