Below is a note I sent a few minutes ago to Martin. The basic issue we face here in Bahrain is whether to adapt Moodle 1.7 or purchase a proprietary LMS. We need to be able to do competency-based training and integrate with an Oracle Horizon HRMS. I am also interested in this issue for Brazil, where I spend most of my time. I would most appreciate any help members of the Moodle community can give -- we have a rather short time to make this basic decision -- by January 15. I can be reached by regular e-mail at email@example.com. I also attach a summary description of what we are doing, funded in part by UNDP, so you can see the context.
I am working as a consultant to the Kingdom of Bahrain's Civil Service Bureau, financed by UNDP. We are setting up an e-learning system for civil servants here, with possible extensions in the future to the whole population of the Kingdom.
I am trying to help the CSB determine whether to implement Moodle or a proprietary system -- we must get out an RFP by the 15th of January.
There is a Moodle implementation here at Arab Open University, Bahrain Branch -- indeed I believe it is used throughout the AOU system. We know about the great progress with BOU adopting Moodle. But our question has to do with Moodle's use in a corporate training environment, where it would need to be linked with an Oracle Horizon HRMS.
I was wondering if you as the mastermind behind Moodle could tell us about implementations which may have already taken place in corporate or government environments rather than academic ones. The article " 2006 the Year of Moodle" notes that the corporate environment is one where Moodle has been less successful, gives some reasons why, and suggests that some company should help adapt Moodle to a corporate learning environment, which is essentially what we need for the CSB. They do have an Oracle Horizon HRMS, and we need to do competency-based training.
Thank you for any help you can provide. My cellphone number here in Bahrain is +973 3674-4008 but e-mail would be fine. I am interested in the same question regarding training of civil servants in Brazil, where I coordinate the e-Brasil project.
With best regards,
Peter T. Knight, President
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