Thursday, May 22, 2008

Moodle Tops 20 Million Users

Moodle Tops 20 Million Users
Moodle is quickly becoming the world's most popular LMS

Perth, Western Australia (5/22/2008)– This week Moodle, an open source learning management system (LMS), has passed the 20 million-user mark. Currently 20,336,559 users in 196 countries speaking over 70 languages use Moodle. The rapid growth and adoption of Moodle can largely be attributed to the community development and no licensing fees. The open source software model is one that is receiving large adoption in financially crunched schools. In addition to the cost benefits, Moodle's freely accessible code provides third parties software companies the ability to integrate with Moodle. This flexibility gives users and organizations an LMS that works with existing software solutions. Moodle can be downloaded for free at Moodle.org.

Moodlerooms, a Moodle Partner, provides Moodle services for organizations looking for a fully hosted, maintained, and supported solution. As a Moodle Partner, Moodlerooms gives 10% of all revenue back to the continued development of Moodle. In addition to financial support, Moodlerooms provides education services, code enhancements, bug fixes, integration services, and continued testing of the Moodle platform. A complete list of Moodle Partners can be found at Moodle.com.

Martin Knott, CEO of Moodlerooms, had this to say about the milestone: "We are very excited to see that Moodle has continued to grow and expand its user base, 20 Million users is a monumental achievement. However, we are also not surprised. Moodle is a great solution for anyone, an individual, school district, university, or the corporate sector. Our clients are very pleased with Moodle and continue to participate in the open source project."

About Moodle
The name "Moodle" is both an acronym (Modular Object Oriented Development Learning Environment) and a verb (to let the mind or body wander creatively meander through the various activities of a course, tinkering towards insight and creativity). The Moodle community is a global group of thousands of educators and developers working together on moodle.org to promote pedagogically sound education tools through the creation of open source software for online learning. Learn more about Moodle at www.moodle.org.

About Moodlerooms
Moodlerooms delivers wrap-around technical support services for the hugely popular, free Moodle open source LMS software. As the preferred Moodle Partner, Moodlerooms provides essential services, including hosting, training, support and customization, to make the most of Moodle. Learn more about Moodlerooms at www.Moodlerooms.com.

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