Carter, D. (2009) Blackboard-Angel deal gives pause to some eSchool News, May 7
The latest on LMS wars. Even less choice of commercial software now. Can we expect the European Commission to take on Blackboard as a monopoly in the same way they have done with Intel and Microsoft? And what has happened to the court case between Blackboard and Desire2Learn? I suspect that by the time all the legal issues over copyright and monopoly are resolved, LMSs will be obsolete anyway.
For more on this purchase (and some interesting comments on Blackboard), see:
Young, J. (2009) Blackboard and Angel Learning Officials Try to Reassure Skeptical Clients Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus, May 14