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Eduspaces RIP

March 16th, 2008 by Graham Attwell

I know this is old news and no-one is really bothered anymore. But for those of you looking for an update on the Eduspaces closure and takeover by Taking IT Global, the following notice has been up on the site for at least the last ten days.

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5 Responses to “Eduspaces RIP”

  1. A. T. Wyatt says:

    Well, I did read somewhere that the target date for the switch was March 26 or something. That is still something over a week away. The content for individuals is still there and accessible by direct link, and you can still publish to your blog. But there has been no communication to members that I am aware of!

  2. Emma says:

    No, I’ve not seen any information either. I’d not seen the March 26th date … all I’d heard was that it would be a couple of weeks after we’d had to say “Yay” or “nay” to migration. It’s now more than a couple of weeks, though not yet the 26th, so maybe that’s the date. As A.T says, you can still publish on it/ to it from external sites.

  3. Graham Attwell says:

    I’m pretty confused – lack of communication is dire. Main point of my heading was to say that as a community Eduspaces is pretty much finished I guess – or at least will have to be rebuilt from scratch. Couple of points – wonder what has happened about idea of a community advisory body (if this had been acted on fast it could have provided the communication channel which is sorely lacking) and if the individual accounts are still open I wonder why they are not providing an aggregated feed – or is this more difficult than I think?

  4. A. T. Wyatt says:

    Interesting new development at eduspaces (

    It was announced at the beginning of this year that TakingITGlobal would take over and continue to host the community. Because of their location in Canada, some legal issues had to be sorted out first. This was why EduSpaces members had to explicitly state to have their account transferred to what would have been a new provider. Unfortunately, the legal issues didn’t end there, so, to avoid any more inconvenience for EduSpaces users, TakingITGlobal and the EduSpaces team have decided not to continue with the planned migration.

    What will this mean for you? Well, Eduspaces will remain EduSpaces, and your account will stay where it is for the foreseeable future. This means no migration nor termination of the service and you can continue to use and enjoy the service as you have always done. Misja will help look after the community.

    We have learnt many valuable lessons during this process and would like to apologise for the way the transition period was handled.

    The EduSpaces team – March 18th, 2008

    And additional info here–


  1. […] I didn’t see it ending up like this. The eagle eyed A.J.Wyatt leaves a comment on my previous entry pointing to the new announcement on the Eduspaces […]

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