The University As Ed Tech Startup: UMUC, Global Campus, Texas, and SNHU roll their own

Phil Hill, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, Sept 19, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

There's nothing really new in the concept of universities spinning off technology companies - a lot of the internet and supporting technologies, like WebCT, had their origins in the university. The latest round includes an analytics company from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) (See also), a learning management system from Southern New Hampshire University, a competency-based platform from the University of Texas, and another analytics company from Colorado State University System’s online arm, the Global Campus. As they say, the beat goes on.

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