Moodle, an open-source learning management platform, has acquired Hyderabad-based eAbyas Info Solutions, a Moodle Certified Partner servicing the EdTech sector across India.
The acquisition provides Moodle entry into one of the largest and fastest growing eLearning markets in the world and represents the first time Indian customers will be able to access a comprehensive range of services directly from Moodle itself, said a press statement.
The acquisition strengthens Moodle’s rapid growth trajectory and commitment to creating direct relationships with customers in India. Alongside its global network of Certified Partners, it accelerates Moodle’s ability to support larger clients through coordinating its global capacity, experience, and resources, added the statement.
Commenting on the development, Moodle CEO and Founder, Martin Dougiamas said,
India is a special country to Moodle with a great history of education. Many institutions around India are already part of the Moodle community, while many others are still exploring how to bring the flexibility of online learning into their practice. All our Moodle Partners in India have great technical expertise built up over many years, and it felt like the right time for us to work more closely together, both to serve educators better in India and to improve our open-source Moodle technology together for the world. This is a great step forward for all of us in the Moodle community, and we give a warm welcome to Sushil and all the team at eAbyas!
India is now one of the largest global EdTech markets driven by the uptake in digital learning, increasing internet access, mobile penetration, and a large and growing number of children and young adults in education. There’s been rapid adoption of learning management platforms across the corporate, higher education, and government sectors, and as a leading global learning management solution, Moodle reports that India is one of its largest growing markets.
eAbyas CEO and Founder, Sushil Karampuri, added,
India is going through digital transformation with increasing demand for learning online, and Moodle, the most widely used open source learning system, can now extend the reach of learning and training across India. eAbyas team has strong expertise in providing Learning solutions to Institutes and Corporates over the past 12 years, and with this acquisition look forward to extend Moodle LMS services to wide Indian Elearning market, and also contribute to Moodle’ global development and services.
According to the company, Moodle’s Indian services company will harness eAbyas’ strengths in PHP development and deliver customisations, implementation, integrations, hosting, course design, training, and support, whether with Moodle LMS, Moodle Workplace, or any other Moodle product.
Over the next 6 months we will focus on providing continuity of service to the existing Indian customer base alongside integrating our teams and processes. We’ll also work towards refining our go-to-market strategy in preparation of an official launch of our Indian operation in 2023, said Bill Anderson, Moodle Global Head of Services.
The acquisition follows the launch of Moodle US last year in 2021, a services company created by the acquisition and merger of three Moodle-certified partners in the US. Since its inception, Moodle’s US operations have secured a large-scale contract with the US Army and have rapidly expanded its market share across the workplace learning sector.
Moodle provides an open-source learning management system with inherent security and privacy features used by hundreds of millions of learners worldwide. It is designed in collaboration with Moodle’s loyal community, and its LMS is translated into over 100 languages and allows educators in any sector to create safe, accessible, flexible, and highly engaging online spaces for their learners.