Thursday, July 08, 2010

Blackboard to purchase Elluminate and Wimba


Blackboard Inc. yesterday announced plans to buy Elluminate and Wimba. Both companies sell products that support online videoconferencing and audioconferencing in support of online learning and student collaboration. The purchase is awaiting approval by the boards of both companies. Blackboard plans to pay a total of $116-million for the pair.

There is a detailed description of the planned purchase here. Blackboard promises continued support for both products. "We’ll honor all existing contracts for Elluminate and Wimba clients," the company adds in the fact sheet.

2 comments:

Snap said...

People who are using Wimba and Elluminate but have moved away from Blackboard aren't going to like this. For an open source alternative check out http://bigbluebutton.org/

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