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LoD Viewpoints December 2006/January 2007

2006: The Year in Review
This special Viewpoints for December 2006 and January 2007 reviews key developments during 2006 and discusses upcoming developments for 2007. Mergers and acquisitions continued to reshape the eLearning industry in 2006, with content and service companies joining tools companies in consolidation activity. SkillSoft's acquisition of NETg dominated industry discussions, though various other deals also took place.
During 2006, organizations started to move a greater proportion of their content development in-house as both rapid eLearning and a growing number of Web 2.0 authoring and publishing tools put content creation in the hands of the subject-matter experts and end users. In other developments, open-source software saw increased support in higher education but failed to attract significant numbers of enterprise adopters. Finally, interest in virtual worlds and particularly Second Life grew steadily during 2006.

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2006: The Year in Review