The UK part of Remote-Learner, which used to be pteppic.net, was sold to Blackboard back in April this year.
I wish I could say that this has made me a load of money, but I didn't get a penny from it. However what it *DID* do is safeguard the jobs of myself and my old friends and colleagues in Remote-Learner UK, most of whom have been with me from the beginning of RL-UK, or even earlier, back in the pteppic.net days.
So things move on. I think it is a positive move. We are now part of an organisation more than ten times the size of our previous owners, and if this means that some things are more formal and bureaucratic, it does at least mean that we are better funded.