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New Zealand Open Source Virtual Learning Environment Project and Moodle

I was researching larger Moodle installations when I came across this great site for the New Zealand Open Source Virtual Learning Environment Project (NZOSVLE).
https://eduforge.org/projects/nzvle/
 
The Objectives & Principles of NZOSVLE Project were:
Significantly reduce the total cost of ownership at a system wide-level
Select and contribute to open source communities – avoid forks
Encourage collaboration and user networks
Reduce to barriers to entry: technology, support & professional development
Accommodate flexible pedagogical approaches
Support localisation - including Maori and Pacific Island languages (OSCINZ)
Advocate for interoperability
Catalyst for innovation
 
The choose Moodle because:
Open and active community (critical mass). Good developer and end-user documentation.
Modular system architecture
Relatively easy to integrate with other systems
Course / student centred rather than tool-centric
Adaptability - allows instructors to adjust courses on the fly

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