London, UK (PRWEB UK) 26 February 2013
ULCC now hosts and supports Virtual Learning Environments for over 150 Higher and Further Education institutions including Lewisham College, City and Islington College, Glyndwr University, Manchester Metropolitan University, King’s College London, University of Exeter and University of London International Academy representing a substantial proportion of the close to 7 million HE & FE students registered in the UK.
Moodle success at ULCC
ULCC has enjoyed continued growth since Hackney Community College became its very first Hosted Moodle customer in 2005.
In response to the needs of the community, ULCC continues to develop the plug-ins and extensions to expand its Learning & Teaching Services beyond the provision of Hosted VLEs.
In addition strategic partnerships with market leaders in mobile (campusM), repositories (Mahara, EQUELLA) and lecture capture (Echo360, Mediasite) play a key role in allowing ULCC to offer integrated learning technology solutions to the UK education sector.
With over 150 Hosted Moodle customers, Richard Maccabee, Director of ULCC states that “Providing a Hosted Moodle service that reaches 2 million is an incredible achievement, one that requires constant re-evaluation of our processes and procedures to ensure we provide the best possible service to our growing customer base. We are implementing ITIL procedures and have just launched a centralised Service Desk in order to provide a more transparent approach to service management.”
Shared Services are at the core of ULCC’s services to the UK education sector, in fact ULCC was founded following the recommendation of ‘The Flowers Report’ in 1966 to provide shared supercomputing resource to Universities and Colleges in Central London.
With the needs of the community always in mind, ULCC is looking to grow its partner-ship network and continue to work closely with the education community in order to meet its needs.
Established in 1968, University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) has evolved into a highly respected and innovative brand within the academic and not-for-profit sec-tor.
Since 2005, ULCC has been hosting and developing e-learning services using Open Source software.
ULCC offers customisation of tools and technology for joined-up delivery and sup-port of personalised learning, as well as engaging community involvement to shape future developments.
Other services include: co-location and managed server hosting, podcasting, web development, desktop support, digital preservation, video streaming and managed network services. Find out more at http://www.ulcc.ac.uk.
Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. To work, it needs to be installed on a web server somewhere, either on one of your own computers or one at a web hosting company. Moodle is used in 227 countries and has over 65 million registered users, with the UK ranking 4th in the global top ten ranking of countries. More information on http://www.moodle.org.