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Sakai Courseware Management by Michael Korcuska, Alan Mark Berg

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Chapter Endwords. Endwords

I'm writing these fi nal words at a time of continued consolidation in the marketplace for courseware management systems. Just this week, in fact, Blackboard announced its intention to acquire Angel Learning. This acquisition comes three years after Blackboard acquired WebCT, at the time its largest rival. As is common in such circumstances, many WebCT customers were unhappy with the changes the merger inevitably brought with it and this merger is likely to be no different. At the same time the patent battle between Blackboard and Desire2Learn shows no signs of abating. While we believe Blackboard's patent is without merit, the continued legal cloud has frightened some institutions away from considering Desire2Learn ...

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