consolidation continues - BlackBoard + WebCT & more.

The Learning Circuits

Today BlackBoard announced plans to merge with WebCT; the two leading providers in the higher education eLearning space (BlackBoard alone forecasts US$150M+ for their fiscal year). It also doesn't bode well for WebCT's willingness to play with open source (sorry Harold!) Personally I like its focus on 'on-demand learning' and its Services Oriented Architecture as I think generic content is a tough business to be in.

Webct 40

Survey: Blackboard (Still) Rules Higher Ed

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But then there is WebCT rounding out third… funny thing is, since this survey was originally conducted (2012), WebCT has been bought out by Blackboard. Nothing wrong with this; business is business.

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Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

Sorry, that’s marketing. You want marketing, I know some sites that will list you. These are vendors who have been around a long time, build share of the market and generally speaking had early name recognition which has helped them in build business. Are they better than every other vendor in the market? That is like calling Blackboard, WebCT, since they bought them more than 15 years ago. Small Business. Technology market.

Online Learning in Education

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Popular ones included Lotus Notes, Blackboard and WebCT. Over the past several months, I have been analyzing the market. Despite colleges, universities and the “for-profit” universities such as UoP, there seems to be a lack of interest or perhaps a “wait and see” mentality to penetrate into other global markets. Not just emerging markets mind you, but countries outside their native country where the college/university or for-profit is based. .