Two small updates on the eduFire / Camelback Education acquisition. The first one is from Jon Bischke’s personal blog and although he has posted this about one month ago I did not quote him yet.
The second one comes from Camelback Education and was published by community manager Marco Cesare in the eduFire forum yesterday.
Apparently, Jon Bischke will leave eduFire after the transition period. At least this is what he wrote on his personal blog.
In June eduFire.com became a part of Camelback Education Group, a higher education holding company in Phoenix, Arizona. The blog post on eduFire has more details but I’ll add here that I’m excited about the future of eduFire as a part of Camelback, a company that I think has the potential to be a huge player in the online education space in the future. I’ll be helping with the transition but also starting to look at what my next career-related adventure will be. I am incredibly thankful to all of the people who’ve supported eduFire since we started it in 2007. I’m very proud of what we accomplished and very grateful to all those who helped make it happen.
This is of course rather hard for us in the industry as the educhange movement will lose one of its most prolific leaders although we cannot be sure yet if Jon will leave the education sector. I guess he is going into nutrition and health with his next startup though .
Camelback Education sent out a message to the eduFire community today which was posted in the forum.
Many of you have heard that eduFire has been acquired by Camelback Education Group, Inc (CEG). And we have heard that you have many questions about what this will mean for eduFire. Let us first be clear, CEG holds eduFire and its users in high regard. Although we are still in the planning stages, our objectives will focus on improving the eduFire experience for all users. We hope that you will engage with us as the process moves along—after all, you are the heart and soul of eduFire! Many of you know Marco and continues to be an incredibly important part of eduFire and this transition. In addition to Marco, CEG will be announcing new leadership for eduFire. So stay tuned and we can’t wait to make eduFire even better!
Camelback Education Group, Inc.
Of course, nothing really substantial here, just a heads up for the community about the state of affairs. Will be interesting who will become the new leadership of the platform and hence in which direction eduFire will be moving. Right now, looking at the available classes on the platform, everyone seems to be waiting for a final “go”.