Many things contribute to a great LMS: ease of use, functionality and tools, look and feel, etc. But content may be king of the hill when it comes to quality learning experiences online. Moodlerooms, an official Partner of the Moodle Trust has taken a huge step towards being a destination for and purveyor of content in its announced partnership with the Global Grid for Learning.
For more information review the official press release [link].
The partnership will provide Moodlerooms’ clients with easy access to the GGfL repository of learning objects which can be integrated into courses and classrooms in it’s hosted Moodle sites and can be further contextualized with assessments and assignments for managed learning. According to the release,
GGfL offers a dynamic selection of resource types, including interactive activities, contextualized audio and video files, images, e-books and other documents from some of the world’s most innovative providers. With the assistance of an intuitive search and retrieval system, learning resources can be easily searched by keyword, age range, subject, resource type, content provider and timeline, ensuring educators and learners can quickly identify and access the resources they need.
The partnership positions Moodlerooms to pair it’s LMS infrastructure with one of the world’s largest troves of consumable education-based content; providing a possible turnkey solution for schools and classrooms. This signifies a major victory for joule and Moodlerooms and could increase it’s viability when compared with other LMS vendors with content troves already at their disposal.
Important next steps for Moodlerooms and joule will be showcasing the ease of content integration into it’s joule-based classrooms.
Moodlerooms is a growing Learning Management System vendor and contributor to the Moodle code base. It’s products, Power and Joule are both based on the Moodle core and are available as hosted solutions for educational institutions in the US (and beyond). Moodlerooms head quarters are in Baltimore, Maryland.
Global Grid for Learning is a repository for copyright-cleared digital educational materials and is a unit of the Cambridge University Press.