Link to: Stephen’s Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~ Blackboard Acquisition of WebCT

Hi All,

I’m sure that all of you have seen the news about the Blackboard WebCt merger. (Thanks to Mary who got the news from WebCT some hours before those of us in the Blackboard world.) Stephen Downes has pulled together a comprehensive summary of reactions from across the blogosphere.

Few folks on the lists that I’m reading see much positive from this for current BB or WebCt customers. Most think that this is just one more step toward monopoly pricing in the IMS market. Others see it as a great opportunity for Sakai or Moodle to make inroads into the market.

What are your predictions on the impact?