Blackboard Files Lawsuit Against D2L in Canada

Jeff Bohrer, BohrerED - notes about academic technology, Apr 29, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is getting beyond belief. The latest lawsuit is based Canadian patent 2378200: "A system and methods for implementing education online by providing institutions with the means for allowing the creation of courses to be taken by students online..." At least we know it won't be heard in a coutroom in East Texas. This follows a report yesterday that it would pursue its claims here.

I guess if there's any colsolation to be had, it's that Blackboard continues to falter in popularity. "Blackboard's downward trend continues. According to this year's study, Blackboard's market share among ITC's constituents is 59%, down from 77% percent the previous year." The big winner in this, besides the open source platforms, has been Angel.
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