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Remote-Learner and Kaltura Partner to Provide Advanced Video Capabilities for the Moodle Learning Management System

Remote-Learner is now offering the Kaltura Moodle solution to its customers, providing them with the full Kaltura open source online video platform built-in to their Moodle product line.

Remote-Learner.net, Inc. (http://remote-learner.net) and Kaltura (http://www.kaltura.com) announced their partnership to offer educational institutions advanced video capabilities integrated with the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).  Using Kaltura’s video module for Moodle educational institutions can launch rich media e-learning programs, allowing lecture delivery, video commenting and feedback, social networking, & note-taking with interactive video.  Remote-Learner is now offering the Kaltura Moodle solution to its customers at a fraction of the cost of other solutions in the market.

“The partnership between Kaltura and Remote-Learner once again demonstrates the power of open-source software to deliver cost-effective, compelling learning experiences,” said Bryan Williams, Remote-Learner CEO.  “With Kaltura we can offer our clients the ability to seamlessly integrate rich-media capabilities into their Moodle course with a cost effective, robust technology.  Teachers and students will have the ability to share video, audio and pictures with each other using only their browser and a web cam.”

Using the Kaltura module for Moodle, teachers can upload and manage rich-media content, including lectures, demonstrations, photos and audio recordings.  Students can then post video comments, ask questions and create a face-to-face discussion recorded directly from their webcam or other sources.  The module also includes Kaltura’s Video-PowerPoint Widget, which presents a video and a slideshow in full synchronization.

“We are delighted to partner with Remote-Learner to further expand our reach into educational institutions’ e-learning programs,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman & CEO.  “As our video solutions are deployed by some of the nation’s leading universities, we are seeing loads of new and exciting EDU video applications being created using our flexible open source platform, including library digitization, internal YouTube-like applications and much more.”

“With Kaltura’s module, our clients will be able to create activities for their students that were impossible before.” said Jason Cole, Remote-Learner Chief Learning Officer.  “We can now move the e-learning experience beyond words on the page and include real-life performances.  Kaltura’s easy to use, low cost media platform will have significant impact on teacher training, performing arts education, language learning, physical education and distance learning.”

Moodle is a software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites.  It is a global development project designed to support a social constructionist framework of education.  The Moodle platform is open source, and has seen rapid adoption with over 30 million registered users and more than 1,000 new installations every month.

About Remote-Learner

Remote-Learner has been providing educational technologies services since 1982 to its business, educational and governmental clients.  Today, these services include support for best-of-breed open source programs.  Remote-Learner is an official Moodle partner, JasperSoft partner and Alfresco partner.  The company offers SaaS hosting services, IT support contracts, custom programming, workforce development training, instructional design and strategic consulting services for organizations planning online learning programs.

Remote-Learner (http://remote-learner.net) maintains corporate offices in Fishersville VA, Overland Park KS and Waterloo Ontario Canada and serves clients throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.  To request more information about Remote-Learner services visit http://remote-learner.net/contact.

About Kaltura

Kaltura provides the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform.  Over 48,000 web publishers, integrators, and developers use our flexible platform to power advanced video, photo and audio functionalities, including publishing, management, syndication, monetization and analysis, as well as content uploading and remixing.  Kaltura’s SaaS platform includes full video services, such as streaming and hosting, ad serving and aggregation of related third party services, as well as maintenance, support, integration and professional services.  Kaltura’s platform can also be deployed as a self-hosted solution and is offered as a free Community Edition, and as an Enterprise Edition under a commercial license.  Founded in 2006, New York-based Kaltura is also a founding member of the ‘Open Video Alliance’ (www.openvideoalliance.org), a coalition of organizations dedicated to fostering open standards for online video.

For more information: www.kaltura.com and www.kaltura.org.