3 Reasons Moodle-based Solutions Make Sense

By: Brad Koch We’re all working to help you deliver a great online teaching and learning experience. The LMS is increasingly ubiquitous, and it’s become clear to me that what really matters is what you put into the LMS and how you use it.

The main drivers of a great online experience center on three, high-value activities: well-supported faculty, great instructional design, and content specifically designed for online delivery. These are all heavy-lift activities that require budget and institutional commitment.

Finding this budget is critical. Your learners’ online experience directly shapes their perception of the quality and value of your programs as well as your institution’s reputation. COVID-19 has made the online experience even more critical; if your learners don’t return to campus—an unprecedented reality that we’re all facing—their perception of your institution is mainly going to be formed via their extended online learning experiences.

Here are three reasons why you should be exploring Moodle-based solutions for your institution:

Low Cost / High Reliability

In short, you should be paying less for your LMS so you can spend more on activities that directly improve teaching and learning. Open LMS’s open source foundations and our sustained 12+ year investment in efficiency and scalability have made it possible for us to deliver a feature-rich LMS at prices that leave you the budget to focus on the entire online experience.

Pedagogy / Innovation

The LMS should support the way you want to teach and the way your learners prefer to learn. Open LMS can support your desired course design and presentation while meeting your students via any modality—including full access to courses even when offline. Innovation comes from three main sources: a global community of educators, Moodle HQ, and our own global team of developers and support engineers.

Integration / Extensibility

Keeping the experience fresh and trying new things is a great way to keep improving the online experience. Open LMS features a huge ecosystem of pre-built customizations along with third-party partners that help us extend our capabilities. Whether it’s Blackboard and their innovative Ally and Collaborate products, Intelliboard and their analytics and reporting tools, or the full suite of content creation tools available from Learning Technologies Group—if you want to try something new in your virtual classroom, chances are very good there’s already a solution built and waiting for you to try.

It’s a great time to evaluate Open LMS. Our combination of open source and sustained investment in efficiency and scalability have made it possible for us to deliver a mature LMS at prices that leave you the budget to focus on the entire online experience.

We’re backing it up too. Our 1-2-3 Digital Transformation Program offers budget relief that is designed to help institutions shift investment to activities that deliver a great online experience for their learners.

Deliver an online experience your learners will love.

Phill Miller
About the author

Phill Miller

Phill is a long time EdTechNerd, and open source junkie. He’s the proud father of an 8 year old son and 6 year old triplets. He enjoys eating cold, half eaten chicken fingers after his kids have fallen asleep and reading British spy novels. Oh, and he’s also the Managing Director of Open LMS. He's been in EdTech for about 20 years, with roles at ANGEL Learning, Moodlerooms, Blackboard, and Oxygen Education. Phill is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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