The New Zealand e-learning platform development and consulting development company is expanding its Moodle Partner status to their UK branches, according to a press release on moodle.com. This makes the UK the third country with a Catalyst presence, following New Zealand as the nation’s first and then Australia.
A statement by Catalyst Chairman Mike O’Connor highlights the value of the partnership for education and open source technologies. As a Moodle partner, a share of Catalyst revenues will go to Moodle HQ for all development, support, education, and advocacy purposes related to the open source LMS.
Catalyst also offer high-quality Totara services, also an open source technology for digital portfolios. This has awarded Catalyst the unique and informal distinction of being a “Mahoodle” partner. Its commitment to open source is also illustrated by the more than 25 plugins they have contributed to the Moodle directory plugin. Counting among them there are several enrollment and authentication plugins, large-scale course management tools, straightforward utilities, and of course, Mahara integration for submissions. Almost all of them are constantly maintained and even support Moodle 3.3.