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ANGEL Lives On, Penn State Renews Contract

Penn State’s e-Learning Strategic Committee has been testing out several learning management systems in the hopes that a replacement would be found for everybody’s favorite site, ANGEL.

Unfortunately, it was announced that the University would still continue to use it.

Back in 2009, a search began to review other learning management systems because Blackboard, the parent company of ANGEL, announced that they were going to stop supporting the technology.

In March 2012, Blackboard changed their minds, and decided to keep supporting the archaic learning management system that everybody loves to hate. When this was announced, the Committee looked at their options, and decided it would be in the best interests of the Penn State community to keep using ANGEL, because it was the most cost-effective option, and would be the least disruptive for students and staff. This means that everybody will not have to become acquainted with a completely new system.

Penn State Live reports that the University will continue to invest in ANGEL from a user perspective so that Information Technology Services can work out daily maintenance needs, accessibility concerns and how the system will work on a mobile platform.

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Meghin Moore

Meghin is a senior majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in English. She transferred from the Harrisburg campus as a junior to finish out her schooling at University Park. She has a passion for all things music, fashion, art, and food. She's a Pennsylvania native (born outside of Pittsburgh, and lived in Lebanon for 11 years), but resides in Virginia when she's not in school, and has moved a total of ten times in her life, mostly thanks to the military.

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