The opportunity for expansion in Latin America has not gone unnoticed by some companies. After only two years of being a designated Moodle partner, the Colombian company Edu Labs has matured enough to compete in the fairly developed Mexican market, as well as to kickstart the surprisingly open and vibrant EdTech community in its southern neighbor, Ecuador. The only other partner with such prominence in the region is Moodlerooms, the Moodle-based, open source arm of Blackboard. An exciting landscape continues to flourish in front of us.
In Colombia, Edu Labs’ track record of customers includes local leaders such as the National University of Colombia, the country’s largest higher ed institution, among a near-dozen universities, plus corporations, government agencies, and NGO including the United Nations.
This will make Edu Labs the first Moodle Partner in Ecuador, a country of 16 million that usually flies under people’s radar. In Mexico, the Colombian team will meet Moodlerooms. Short of a MoodleMoot, founder and CEO Martin Dougiamas attended a session this past October at Mexico City’s UNAM, the subcontinent’s largest and best (depending on who’s ranking) university.
The northbound expansion is expected to enable Edu Labs to reach other countries along the Caribbean. Growing clusters of development continue to pop up throughout the region, with an important portion of households investing in education at higher rates.