Cengage Learning and Moodlerooms Enhance the Usability and Functionality of Digital Solutions for Open Source Moodle eLearning Platform Through MindLinks

Stamford, CT, October 19, 2011 – Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, today announces the integration of its digital content and solutions with Moodlerooms enterprise platform joule.  The integration is scheduled in its next enterprise release in December.  The collaboration leverages the power of MindLinks integration to deliver improved ease of use for students, instructors and administrators. Full integration via MindLinks will be available for Moodlerooms users of Cengage Learning digital solutions including Aplia, CourseMate, CengageNow, and MindTap. The integration includes single sign-on and seamless links to content using industry integration standards. Support for real-time gradebook integration is also planned.

MindLinks is a new service provided by Cengage Learning to allow for deeper integration of Cengage Learning’s digital suite into an institution’s existing Learning Management System.  The service works by using portable links that allow two-way communication between a Learning Management System and a Cengage digital product.  While Cengage Learning developed MindLinks to work with all Learning Management Systems, Cengage Learning and Moodlerooms recently announced that they have partnered to further expand MindLinks to offer even more functionality for interested institutions.

“One of the greatest benefits of our MindLinks integration is the ability for us to work with LMS providers in order to utilize the best platform features, while integrating our content and solutions into an environment in which their customers are most comfortable,” said Bill Rieders, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy & Business Development, Cengage Learning.

“Our partnership with Cengage Learning ensures seamless, open access to valuable teaching and learning solutions for the more than 48 million Moodle users around the world,” said Lou Pugliese, Chairman and CEO, Moodlerooms. “In addition, Moodlerooms is contributing open source code to the Moodle community which enhances the usability of this integration.”

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About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company’s products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it. Through the company’s unique position within both the library and academic markets, Cengage Learning is providing integrated learning solutions that bridge from the library to the classroom.  Cengage Learning’s brands include Brooks/Cole, Course Technology, Delmar, Gale, Heinle, South-Western and Wadsworth, among others. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Stamford, CT.  For more information on Cengage Learning, please visit www.cengage.com.

About Moodlerooms

Moodlerooms provides educators and learners across the globe with adaptable, reliable and affordable e-learning. With turnkey software-as-a-service solutions for Moodle, Moodlerooms’ customers receive the benefits of the most widely-used learning management system in the world with the comfort and assurance that come from enterprise-level enhancements, services, and value-added support. With an unwavering commitment to creating a more effective and engaging education community, Moodlerooms is the CHANGE you want e-learning to be. For more information on Moodlerooms, please visit www.moodlerooms.com.