Instead of doing everything themselves, many universities, schools, governments and companies take advantage of Moodle’s worldwide network of over 60 certified Moodle Partners who provide a range of services such as Moodle hosting, consulting, training, design and customisation. Using Moodle Partners supports the Moodle project, because Moodle Partners pay 10% of their revenue towards Moodle Pty Ltd and core development, helping improve the platform with future releases for all users.
Now, for those with more modest needs, Moodle has created MoodleCloud, a full software-as-a-service solution, allowing anyone to deploy their own secure and private Moodle site in an instant. The team at Moodle is committed to providing the ultimate education resource to help improve teaching and learning globally.
As a free open source platform, Moodle is often adapted and sold by organisations without our same commitment to educators and pedagogy. With options available to all users for small, free MoodleCloud sites and the expert services of Moodle Partners for customisation and scalability, users have a choice to adopt the platform in a way that supports the growth and future releases of Moodle.
MoodleCloud Launches at MoodleMoot Australia
Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of Moodle, and leading the team of software developers at the heart of the Moodle project. With a mixed academic background in Computer Science and Education, Martin’s major goal for the future is to improve the quality of education by encouraging social constructivist and collaborative practices within online learning communities.
Moodle Founder & CEO, Martin Dougiamas will announce the introduction of MoodleCloud as a free hosting solution from Moodle on stage at the official annual conference, MoodleMoot Australia. A recording of the MoodleMoot keynote presentation by Martin will be available to view online by 12 July.
MoodleCloud is available to sign up free via moodle.com from Monday, 6 July 2014 10am AEST. Alternatively, users can seek the support of certified Moodle Partners for services including hosting, installation, customisation and many more.