A word on Blackboard

March 27, 2012

Some of you may have seen the news about Blackboard buying MoodleRooms and NetSpot. I wanted to post a quick note on how we look at this.

We’re seeing the learning management system market consolidate, with Blackboard attempting to offer something for every institution. These market optimizations are a natural symptom of a waning industry. The products remain lousy. 

We at Coursekit have placed a firm bet that the real innovation will happen not within the LMS industry, but with a larger rethinking of the internet’s role in education.

– Joe Cohen