March 25 2015

Open Source Moodle Plugin Helps Non-profits Capture Market Data

Written by Nimritta Parmar

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March 12, 2015—Arlington Virginia. Saylor Academy, a non-profit organization with a mission to open education to all through online, tuition-free courses, is set to release a Moodle Plugin to the community. Developed in-house by Lambda Solutions, an eLearning solutions organization, the ‘User Data Plugin’ will benefit organizations who offer open Moodle courses.

By observing the number of learning resources an anonymous user views, the plugin will enable organizations to request login credentials from said user. Shevy Levy, CEO and founder of Lambda Solutions comments, “We could not be more enthusiastic about the creation of the User Data Plugin” adding that “the plugin will benefit countless organizations who want to connect with learners to better understand their education needs”.

Prior to the development of the plugin, Saylor Academy could not connect with and learn from students who were using their tuition-free courses to achieve their educational goals. Now, by prompting users to register after viewing a set number of learning resources, they can better ensure that the learning that takes place in Saylor Academy courses can produce data that will improve future course design.

“This plugin allows new visitors to Saylor Academy to dive into a course, see what they are in for, and make an informed decision about whether or not they would like to become a member of the Saylor learning community,” says Devon Ritter, Director of Education at Saylor Academy. “Our aim is to continue to provide the level of openness needed to engage students in free online courses, while also maximizing our potential to use learning science to improve the educational experience that open courses can offer.”

The User Data Plugin is set to be released in late spring. If you are eager to learn more about how your organization can benefit from the free open source plugin, get it touch with Lambda Solutions.

About the Saylor Academy

The Saylor Academy, a 501(c)(3), empowers people to obtain their education through tuition-free, on-demand courses. The Academy partners with higher-education institutions, businesses, and other organizations to connect students to affordable college credit and flexible credentials. Today, the Academy provides over 300 standard and college credit-aligned courses online at


Sean Connor

The Saylor Academy


About Lambda Solutions

Founded in 2002, Lambda Solutions provides learning and talent management solutions based on an open technology platform. Lambda Solutions works with organizations to help them achieve better learning outcomes and develop the value of their human resources. Focused on corporate training, healthcare, education and government, Lambda Solutions provides expertise, systems integration, customization, training and support to customers, including Four Seasons Hotels, CGI, Rutgers University, and the Canadian International Development Agency. The company has offices in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit


Brent Harvey, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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