Macmillan to Merge Higher Education, New Ventures Units

EdSurge, Oct 28, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Macmillan is consolidating its learning division with some of its publishing products to consolidate around education. The affected divisions are Higher Education and New Ventures. This positions them similarly to Pearson and McGraw-Hill, two other publishers investing in their learning content and technology portfolios. Macmillan New Ventures was founded in 2012 to acquire promising education technology startups. The two groups will operate as a new brand, Macmillan Learning. The article suggests additional acquisitions may be in the future.

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