openPR Logo
Press release

Moodle: The Corporate Reality Uncovered

07-03-2012 10:09 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: Elearnity

The popularity of Moodle as an academic learning platform is now migrating into the corporate market. But built originally for an academic audience and learning model, what’s the reality of Moodle’s usage and suitability for corporate learning? ‘Insights Into Corporate Moodle’, a new report by Elearnity, exposes the reality of how Moodle is actually being used in corporate organisations, and analyses the implications for corporate adopters.

Elearnity’s research is based on in-depth discussions with corporate Moodle customers as well reviewing vendors focusing on the corporate Market, and an interview with Moodle creator, Martin Dougiamas. The research from Elearnity, examines the key limitations of Moodle when used as a corporate Learning Management System (LMS) and how it is being adapted by some vendors to address those issues.

“Moodle has been increasingly touted as a corporate LMS” explains Adrian Jones, Principal Analyst of Elearnity. “We feel it’s important to get beyond the hype and help organisations truly understand what Moodle can and can’t do for them in reality.”

Having been heavily adopted in the academic community, the Moodle user base stands at over 57 million worldwide. But adoption within corporate organisations has been slower, and the research highlights key limitations in a corporate setting as an enterprise-wide solution. Jones continues, “The most common corporate use of Moodle still remains as a low cost platform to launch and track e-learning content, not as a true LMS. There is however a significant potential for it to be extended with more corporate LMS features, leading to the growth of ‘hybrid Moodle’ solutions such as Totara or Joule.”

Jones explains, “The key drivers for corporate adoption of Moodle are often the lack of budget or time to deploy an enterprise LMS, and the associated perception that because it’s open source, it comes for free. This is not the case however and our research found the costs involved in implementing Moodle are typically higher than expected when you add in corporate functionality and service levels.”

The research also explores the Moodle supply chain and the challenges involved for end user organisations when implementing it as a solution. In addition, there is an in-depth case study which features the Open University where Moodle is used to support over 200,000 learners.

The research is released today and is freely available from the Knowledge Centre on Elearnity’s website.

Elearnity is Europe’s leading independent Learning and Talent Analyst. We provide independent expert research, analysis and advice on corporate learning and talent management technology and innovation. Companies use our advice to help accelerate and de-risk their decision making. All our services are underpinned by a unique independent expert understanding of corporate learning and talent management based on extensive research and independent market profiling. Our clients include: Alstom, B&Q, Boots UK, BP, BT, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rolls-Royce, Royal Bank of Scotland, RSA Group, Telefonica O2, Thomson Reuters, and Vodafone.

Purlieus Farmhouse
Ewen
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
UK
GL7 6BY

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Moodle: The Corporate Reality Uncovered here

News-ID: 227311 • Views: 1609

More Releases from Elearnity

LMS Remains A Priority For Corporate Learning In 2012
At its recent symposium event, leading organisations including Lloyds Banking Group, BT, Rolls Royce and Shell agreed that the Learning Management System (LMS) remains a priority for corporate learning in 2012. For many attendees, implementing a new LMS is at the top of the agenda for the year ahead. Whilst managing this key change was important, many also highlighted the need to still maximise the value from existing solutions. Not

More Releases for Moodle

HostForLIFE.eu Launch Moodle 3.5 Hosting with Top Server
According to HostForLIFE.eu clients support team staff, they saying that the Moodle 3.5 brings a lot of exciting new features for teachers, students and administrators. In this version: GDPR Consenting of Minors and Managing, Versioning and Tracking Privacy Policies and User Consents, A new admin tool to manage policy documents, Add age and location verification to identify minors, Workflow to allow users to agree to all policies, Report of user
HostForLIFE.eu Launches Moodle 3.3.1 Hosting
HostForLIFE.eu hosts its servers in top class data centers that is located in Amsterdam (NL), London (UK), Washington, D.C. (US), Paris (France), Frankfurt (Germany), Chennai (India), Milan (Italy), Toronto (Canada) and Sao Paulo (Brazil) to guarantee 99.9% network uptime. All data center feature redundancies in network connectivity, power, HVAC, security and fire suppression. All hosting plans from HostForLIFE.eu include 24×7 support and 30 days money back guarantee. HostForLIFE.eu Moodle 3.3.1
Manage your Curriculum and Information System with Moodle
Moodle as a Curriculum and information Management System is a new book from Packt that helps users to manage and organize their administrative duties. Written by Jason Hallowell, this book teaches to set up an environment that enables users to disseminate information about their educational program. Moodle is a free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites. It is designed to help educators create online
Create feature-rich extensions using Moodle
Packt is pleased to announce its new book titled "Moodle 1.9 Top Extensions Cookbook" that will help users to install and configure the best Moodle modules. Written by Michael De Raadt, this book covers many features and techniques in order to allow readers to organize their ideas and thus, to improve teaching using Moodle as a virtual learning platform. Moodle is a free web application that educators can use to create
Create and evaluate interactive tests using Moodle
Moodle 1.9 Testing and Assessment is a new book from Packt that puts together a variety of modules and activities that will help readers to easily create a variety of tests on any subject and assess them using Moodle Gradebook. Written by Jason Myrick, this book will assist readers to develop and assess simple as well as complex quizzes and tests. Moodle is a free web application that educators can
Moodle expert, HowToMoodle, releases its top tips for Moodle use
Specialist training and consultancy firm, HowToMoodle, is making top tips in the use of the popular open source course management system available to users via its blog and Twitter account. There are around 30 million users from over 44,000 sites globally using Moodle. HowToMoodle was the first company in the world set up exclusively to offer training and "front end" Moodle consultancy. Following on from the launch of HowToMoodle’s