First Reactions to Blackboard Buying Wimba and Elluminate

Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed, Jul 08, 2010
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Reactions to the Blackboard acquisition of Wimba and Elluminate. Joshua Kim says this is very smart for Blackboard, but customers should be worried about lock-in. Steve Kolowich surveys Twitter reaction. Barry Dahl says "Blackborg rides again." George Siemens comments (accurately) that the messaging from Blackboard on this is meaningless. Nothing like starting a new product line with a misrepresentation. He nonetheless has a well played compliment to give the company. Matt Crosslin says "the point of education is to collaborate and learn, not just buy everyone."
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