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Global Grid for Learning Brings Media Library to Joule LMS

Global Grid for Learning, a unit of Cambridge University Press, is teaming up with Moodlerooms to provide access to a digital media repository through the joule learning management system.

Designed for both K-12 and higher education, Moodlerooms' joule is an LMS built on the open source learning platform Moodle. It provides course management and content management capabilities, as well as a learning repository, reporting and analytics, assessment capabilities, and tools for collaboration.

Global Grid for Learning provides a library of more than 1 million copyright-cleared multimedia resources specifically for educators and students, including photos, videos, audio, interactive activities, electronic books, and other types of files. Providers include Corbis, Harris eLearning, Reuters, Waterford Institute, and Cambridge University Press itself, among many others.

As a result of the partnership, Moodlerooms customers will have access to the Global Grid for Learning library, which can be searched by age range, subject, keyword, and other parameters.

"Feedback from the K-12 institutional market highlights two key questions: how can schools get the most out of learning platform technologies; and how can educators and learners easily access and integrate digital resources from multiple sources into day-to-day teaching and learning, safely and reliably. The answer is simple: platforms and content must work seamlessly together," said Julian Mobbs, managing director of Global Grid for Learning, in a prepared statement. "Our partnership with Moodlerooms provides a learning platform pre-populated with a digital library of learning resources that educators and learners can easily access and use alongside their lessons, courses and activities--all within a single and adaptable environment."

"One of the most pressing challenges for today's educators is how to seamlessly incorporate the best learning technologies and content into the classroom for the long term. Moodlerooms' partnership with the Cambridge Global Grid for Learning is a pivotal opportunity to overcome that challenge," said Joe McAvoy, Moodlerooms vice president of corporate development, also in a prepared statement.

Pricing for joule is based on storage, bandwidth, number of uses, services required, and other factors. There is no annual fee for the software. Further information can be found here.

About the Author

David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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