Wed. Jun 16th, 2021

Industry News

Learning Technologies Group Acquires eThink Education

Technologies Group
, the parent company of Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms), has acquired eThink
. With the acquisition, eThink will be
integrated into Open LMS.

eThink provides
hosting, integration, management and other services for the Moodle
open source learning platform. The company serves both K–12 and
higher education, as well as the corporate learning market.

“The pandemic has
drastically increased the need for effective online teaching and
learning programs for thousands of education institutions and
corporations worldwide.” said Phillip Miller, managing director of
Open LMS, in a prepared statement. “With the integration of eThink,
which is a strong business delivering high levels of growth and
profitability alongside peerless customer service, we can further
support those who need a fully-functional, open-source solution to
manage courses and deliver engaging content experiences at any time
and anywhere.”

Miller will lead the
integrated team.

“Our mission at
eThink has always been to provide our clients with the high-quality
learning experiences and support they need in order to find learning
success. We are
thrilled to join the Open LMS team to present organizations and
institutions worldwide with new opportunities to create eLearning
solutions that meet their unique needs. With this move, we look
forward to combining the expertise of eThink and Open LMS to provide
even better LMS support, an extended portfolio of products and
services, and the scale that allows us to create innovative solutions
for our clients,” said Brian Carlson, one of eThink’s founders. 

“The acquisition comes on the back of a successful year
for Open LMS, who separated from Blackboard in March 2020. Since
parting with Blackboard, which bought Open LMS (formerly called
Moodlerooms) in 2012, [Learning Technologies Group] has increased its partner ecosystem
by adding 23 additional reseller partners and evolved into a team of
105 employees. This includes team members from a separate acquisition
of Australian Moodle leader eCreators in September 2020. With the
addition of more than 325 clients as part of the eThink acquisition,
Open LMS now serves more than 1,460 clients and eight million users
across 100+ countries worldwide,” according to a company statement.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media’s Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at [email protected]. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).

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