I post this here more in the spirit of "we'll hold them to it" than "here's the big news". They write, "open standards provide a mechanism to allow diversity and flexibility" and announce their support for the IMS Standards First initiative. The IMS website has a pledge for companies and institutions to sign. I don't know why they need all these affirmations of faith or whatever. The way to support open standards is to do open standards (without equivocation of 'special cases'). It's to publish APIs that allow students to extract their data and content with some other application. That sort of thing.