In the world of online education, things just got a bit more interesting. Ellucian, a giant in higher education technology, just purchased Helix Education's Learning Management System (LMS). If Ellucian plays its card rights, then things could get a lot more interesting. Unlike Blackboard and Instructure (i.e. Canvas and Bridge), the usual suspects in the world of LMSs, Helix's LMS is one of the only LMSs designed to specifically support competency based education (CBE). Michael Horn, co-founder and Executive Director of Education of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation and Paul Freedman, CEO of Entangled Ventures, outline in EdSurge the three reasons why this is a big deal for CBE and could ignite a new round of battles in the LMS wars.