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Moodlerooms and W.W. Norton Partner to Deliver Digital Content and Components in New Learning System


W.W. Norton chooses Moodlerooms's flexible, scalable platform to power combined offering

BALTIMORE, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Moodlerooms, Inc. and W.W. Norton & Company Inc. announced today a partnership to deliver W.W. Norton's digital content, homework and assessments for college classes through Moodleroom's Moodle-based platform, Joule.  The new combined offering will be sold and marketed by W.W. Norton.

Moodle's open source flexibility and interoperability will allow W.W. Norton to achieve a number of customizations to fit their vision for a robust, combined client offering. W.W. Norton chose to work with Moodlerooms, a premier Moodle partner, because of the company's top quality service and cloud-based delivery model that supports scalability.

W.W. Norton currently publishes a suite of digital learning products in a host of disciplines, as well as its proprietary homework system SmartWork.

"The product vision at Moodlerooms aligns perfectly with our editorial strategy. Their attention to detail and the quality of their execution makes Moodlerooms the perfect partner for us," said Peter Kay, vice president and director of digital strategy at W. W. Norton. "Moodlerooms, in Joule, has made very smart customizations to the open source Moodle platform so it made sense to start there for our next generation learning system."

"We're thrilled to partner with W.W. Norton to enable delivery of their digital content," said Tami Bonnett-Admi, Executive Director of Learning Solutions and Client Development at Moodlerooms. "Because of Moodlerooms's commitment to service, open standards and community development, we can provide a learning platform that grows with W.W. Norton and helps them serve college students in new ways."

About Moodlerooms
Moodlerooms is an education technology company dedicated to bringing excellent online teaching to institutions across the globe.  We serve colleges and universities, schools and organizations by supporting the software that educators use to manage and deliver instructional content to learners in virtual classrooms.  Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, Moodlerooms is a proud Moodle Partner company that regularly contributes to the development and evolution of the open-source Moodle community.  For more information, visit www.moodlerooms.com.

About W.W. Norton & Company
W. W. Norton & Company, the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to "publish books not for a single season, but for the years" in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, college textbooks, cookbooks, art books and professional books.

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About Blackboard Inc.

Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. We challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern-day learner and the institutions that serve them. In partnership with our customers and partners in higher education and K-12 as well as corporations and government agencies around the world, our mission is to help every learner achieve their full potential by inspiring a passion for lifelong learning. For more information about Blackboard, follow us on Twitter @Blackboard.

Source: Blackboard Inc.

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