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South Carolina Department of Education Sees Success with Moodlerooms - Reports Improved Support, Usability and Satisfaction


Baltimore, MD, May 15, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Moodlerooms, Inc., trusted provider of managed open-source solutions wrapped around the world’s most widely used open-source learning management system, Moodle, has helped South Carolina Department of Education (SCDOE) increase success rates while decreasing its total cost of ownership by 35%.

Facing a budget crisis and the need for more flexibility, SCDOE, which previously used a proprietary LMS, decided to switch to open-source Moodle. However, after initially attempting to self-host and experiencing challenges with managing hardware, SCDOE turned to Moodlerooms for a supported solution with Moodle at the core.

"We had poor communication with our previous LMS and host, so we really needed a company to host our Moodle LMS that would help us and had a high level of communication," explains Bradley Mitchell, LMS Administrator in the SCDOE Office of eLearning. “By using Moodlerooms’ managed open-source solution, we have someone to provide support to us if we need it. If there is an error or something that we have difficulty correcting, we can simply open a support ticket with Moodlerooms and they will investigate and solve the issue for us. If we were self-hosting the application, we would be responsible for doing this on our own.”

Additionally, 93% of all participants in SCDOE’s professional development program, eLearningSC PD, said that they liked Moodlerooms’ solution better than their previous solution because of the ease of use and better layout. This in turn helped teachers better improve their skills and create better courses for their virtual school students.

To read more about how Moodlerooms’ solution helped SCDOE improve its e-learning programs, download the case study at http://www.moodlerooms.com/resources/case-studies.

About Moodlerooms, Inc. (www.moodlerooms.com):
Moodlerooms is the trusted education solutions provider that delivers learning management that evolves around the unique needs of our customers. Our next-generation learning management platform, joule, combines customer care, state-of-the-industry technologies and open-source Moodle in a secure and scalable environment so our customers’ learning communities can confidently focus on quality teaching and learning.

About South Carolina Virtual School Program (www.ed.sc.gov):
The South Carolina Virtual School Program challenges students through rigorous online courses to help increase the on-time graduation rate throughout our state. Ranked 2nd in the nation for online guidelines, policies, and accessibility by the Center for Digital Learning, the SCVSP continues to excel in online education.

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