Making the Grade with Moodle

The social network indeed continues to modulate and inform the educational network as can be seen by the thousands of learning communities coming together through Moodle – an open source learning management system.

Moodlerooms is a service provider for the worldwide education market, offering services, support, and hosting for Moodle. Stuart Sim, CTO, Chief Architect, and Founder of Moodlerooms, joins VP of Global Systems Engineering, Hal Stern, on this latest edition of Innovating@Sun. The conversation between Stern and Sim covers:

  • Making money on free, open-sourced Moodle
  • Moving from support of 200,000 distinct users to 1 million concurrent users
  • Proving that Moodle can scale from the smallest support network within a school, to very large-scale, multi-institutional platforms
  • Moodleroom's truly hosted service where anybody can outsource their training needs, but with the look and feel of their own Intranet
  • Why Moodlerooms is built on Sun's Niagara platform rather than x86 or x64
  • Hitting a two-second service level mark given the high expectations and low tolerance of today's students
  • The importance of a wide partnership model and community building in this space
  • The educator's challenge of evaluating students' writing, creativity, and expository skills in an environment of openly available content
  • The need to support education as it evolves and create a viable open platform
  • Open content repositories

    Don't miss this thoughtful, insightful discussion.

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