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Two-Year Anniversary of Blackboard Acquisition of Moodlerooms and NetSpot

By Phil HillMore Posts (304) Two years ago today, Blackboard made a dramatic change of course with a series of public announcements: Blackboard acquired two Moodle hosting and service providers — Moodlerooms in the US and NetSpot in Australia (although they had … Continue reading

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The Blackboard Announcements, Part 2: Can Open Source Be Bought?

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) I have gotten a lot of email from folks who moved to Moodle (often from Blackboard CE) because they wanted to get away from Blackboard and they thought that open source was “safe.” In my … Continue reading

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Summary of Statements by Key Players in Blackboard Announcement, Including Competitors

By Phil HillMore Posts (304) Given all the news and discussion surrounding Blackboard’s strategy change last week, I thought that it would be useful to collect the public statements from Blackboard and their competitors in one place. No analysis, no … Continue reading

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Blackboard Acquires Moodlerooms and Netspot

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) Press release is here. This is obviously a gob smacker of a story. I’m going to take a few days, talk to a few folks, and think about the implications before I write a reaction … Continue reading

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