Moodlerooms and Datatel Combine Open Source LMS with ERP
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Moodlerooms and Datatel have teamed to integrate learning management functionality with enterprise resource planning (ERP). The integration combines Moodlerooms' learning management "platform" with Datatel's Colleague ERP system to give institutions a more complete view of their students.
Moodlerooms is a private company that wraps its customization and programming services around the open source learning management system Moodle. Moodle provides a means for educational institutions to put course management online. It also features e-mail, blogs, wikis, forums, chat, RSS feeds, and multi-language support.
"The fully-integrated connection between an open learning management platform and an enterprise resource planning system is long overdue," said Moodlerooms CEO, Martin Knott. "This partnership will empower academia to make data-driven decisions that impact their success. We truly believe this platform creates a sustainable learning architecture to extend campuses' learning management efforts to the global community."
Datatel and Moodlerooms will provide additional details about the partnership during the upcoming Educause 2009 conference, taking place November 3 through 5 in Denver, CO.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.