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April 30, 2010

Start-up story: Baltimore's Moodlerooms Inc.

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This week, I learned about Moodlerooms Inc., a Baltimore start-up that's starting to fire on all cylinders. They're a company based out of the Emerging Technologies Center on E. 33rd St. in Baltimore, and they're growing like a weed. Basically, they built open-source software which enables teachers to run courses and connect with students online.

For those who like reading about start-up stories, Moodlerooms was started by three Baltimore educators more than five years ago. It brought in a professional management team (that's Martin Knott, CEO, above) and has started to gain traction in the market for online learning management systems.

I wrote about Moodlerooms in today's print edition. Check out the online version of the story here.


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Posted by Gus Sentementes at 8:50 AM | | Comments (4)
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Such a cool name....

Hello,

They did not "Build" Moodle which is the base software they use.

Its a rather mature and open source software that was developed in Australia by a Mr. Martin Dougiamas

I do however give props to this company on a fine choice of software. As I support clients worldwide using it for e-learning as well.

Great to see a start up company making it in the bad economy!

Are all the non-silly corporate names taken already?

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About Gus G. Sentementes
Gus G. Sentementes (@gussent on Twitter) has been writing for The Baltimore Sun since 2000. He's covered real estate, business, prisons, and suburban and Baltimore City crime and cops. He was one of the first reporters at The Sun to use multimedia tools and Web applications -- a video camera, an iPhone -- to cover breaking news. He hopes to cover Maryland geeks and the gadgets and Web sites they build, and learn -- and share -- something new every day.

Gus has a wife, a young daughter and two feuding cats. They live in Northeast Baltimore.
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