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Open LMS Parent Company Acquires eThink Education

Learning Technologies Group has acquired eThink Education. LTG is the parent company of Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms). With the acquisition, eThink will be integrated into Open LMS.

eThink provides hosting, integration, management and other services for the Moodle open source learning platform. The company serves both K–12 and higher education, as well as the corporate learning market.

“The pandemic has drastically increased the need for effective online teaching and learning programs for thousands of education institutions and corporations worldwide.” said Phillip Miller, managing director of Open LMS, in a prepared statement. “With the integration of eThink, which is a strong business delivering high levels of growth and profitability alongside peerless customer service, we can further support those who need a fully-functional, open-source solution to manage courses and deliver engaging content experiences at any time and anywhere.”

Miller will lead the integrated team.

“Our mission at eThink has always been to provide our clients with the high-quality learning experiences and support they need in order to find learning success,” said Brian Carlson, one of eThink’s founders. “We are thrilled to join the Open LMS team to present organizations and institutions worldwide with new opportunities to create eLearning solutions that meet their unique needs. With this move, we look forward to combining the expertise of eThink and Open LMS to provide even better LMS support, an extended portfolio of products and services, and the scale that allows us to create innovative solutions for our clients.”

According to the company: “The acquisition comes on the back of a successful year for Open LMS, who separated from Blackboard in March 2020. Since parting with Blackboard, which bought Open LMS (formerly called Moodlerooms) in 2012, the company has increased its partner ecosystem by adding 23 additional reseller partners and evolved into a team of 105 employees. This includes team members from a separate acquisition of Australian Moodle leader eCreators in September 2020. With the addition of more than 325 clients as part of the eThink acquisition, Open LMS now serves more than 1,460 clients and eight million users across 100+ countries worldwide.”

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