EdCanvas' New Name: Blendspace

WHAT'S IN A NAME? Apparently a lot, if you ask Amy Lin, CEO of Blendspace--the new name for the startup formerly known as EdCanvas. (Here's the blog post describing the name change.) The decision behind the name change started this summer, Lin shares with EdSurge, when "we wanted to grow out of a name that suggested that we were just a place for people to collect and curate materials...but not take advantage of other features like progress tracking and assessments." The new name, she says, "reflects the different blended learning scenarios that we've it used for," including collaborative research projects and differentiated instruction. Here's a clip from a recent Google Hangout where teachers discussed their reactions to the name change. So far Lin says the product has over 100,000 teachers around the world.

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