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With the merger of Blackboard and WebCT, the selection of the open source
system Moodle is an increasingly attractive alternative for many institutions.
The Open University (OU) recently choose Moodle as a core component of its
virtual learning environment after an extensive requirements gathering
process and evaluations of commercial and open source products. The
University has now launched a £4m programme to enhance the Moodle suite
of e-learning tools, integrate Moodle with existing systems and promote the
uptake of the new tools by course teams. It is feeding back its developments
to the Moodle community and in turn hopes to reap the benefits of continual
efforts taking place across the World to enhance the pedagogical provisions
of the system.