Information and database provider ProQuest Co. has acquired bigchalk, a provider of digital learning resources for K-12 schools, the company announced Jan. 24.

ProQuest, which held a 30-percent stake in bigchalk prior to the acquisition, now will own the company outright. It's a move some analysts say has the potential to strengthen the services bigchalk already offers to schools, while at the same time establishing ProQuest as a major player in the K-12 market.

Emily Trask, analyst and senior editor for market research firm Eduventures Inc, said the

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