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September 03, 2010

Online Learning and the Lowest Common Denominator

An indicator that online learning is going mainstream? Finding Online Education for Dummies at your local book store.

September 01, 2010

Blackboard K-12 President Takes Helm at DreamBox

Jessie Woolley-Wilson was named Chief Executive Officer of the Bellevue, Wash.-based creators of early elementary level online math programs Wednesday morning.

August 26, 2010

Facebook Sues Teacher Site for Sole Use of Suffix

The social networking giant is suing a fledgling and yet-to-open teacher networking site over the use of 'book' in it's name.

August 04, 2010

$1.2 Billion More in Federal Broadband Projects Announced

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced the funding for 126 new rural broadband projects in 38 states and in American Indian tribal areas.

July 15, 2010

Chalk Talk on Blackboard Merger

Education giant Blackboard recently announced the acquisition of Elluminate and Wimba in a deal expected to be worth $116 million.

June 03, 2010

Some Relationships are Tough to Maintain

An Indiana school district is suing one of its technology vendors, claiming the more-than 7,000 netbooks it purchased have a design flaw that the vendor is refusing to repair or otherwise solve.

July 30, 2009

Blackboard Inc.'s Patents Invalidated

A federal appeals court invalidated more than three dozen of the company's patents for online learning-management systems.

May 27, 2009

Blackboard's Acquisition of ANGEL Learning Under Review?

Blackboard Inc.'s purchase of ANGEL Learning last month has drawn the attention of the U.S. Department of Justice, according to this story in Campus Technology. As I reported here a couple weeks ago, the $95 million deal will expand Blackboard’s client base to nearly 6,000 schools, colleges, gove...

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