UNAM, through its Centre for Open, Distance and eLearning (CODeL), has curved its way to prominence in the eLearning space. Through its digital transformation strategies, CODeL has made waves internationally through its use of the Moodle learning management system. As a free open source solution, Moodle is best suited for institutions of higher learning in the developing world, of which UNAM is no exception.
UNAM, recently, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Adapt IT, the goals of which include advancing the commercialisation of distinct solutions at partner institutions, co-creation and co-investment in niche solutions. In addition joint product research and development, including eLearning through the Moodle platform, Cloud Technologies; Big Data; Mobile Technologies, including Apps and Information Security, while leveraging technical resources to address a particular need. Furthermore, Adapt IT will support UNAM as a Centre of Excellence for Moodle LMS Services, whereby new solutions and services will be piloted at UNAM. Additionally, Adapt IT will empower UNAM’s resources, through training, to strengthen its expertise of the Moodle product, as well as execution of the Moodle product at other institutions of higher learning.
This MOA is perfectly aligned with UNAM’s Vision, which is “To be a sustainable international hub of excellence in higher education, training, research and innovation by 2030”. As a Centre of Excellence for Moodle LMS, UNAM will enhance its realisation of its Vision in collaboration with AdaptIT.