About the Speakers

About eThink Education
Randy Jones
Vice President of Sales
eThink Education

eThink Education provides a fully-managed eLearning solution including implementation, cloud hosting, integration, consultation, and management services for open-source Moodle and Totara. Managed by experts, eThink’s total solution provides a dynamic and customizable platform to meet specific institutional and organizational needs. With clients in various industries including Healthcare, Education, Nonprofit, Government, and Corporate, eThink can help all types of organizations to maximize the effectiveness of their eLearning programs for improved business outcomes. To learn more about eThink Education, please visit www.ethinkeducation.com.

As VP of Sales Mr. Jones is responsible for overseeing strategy and execution for both direct sales and eThink’s channel network. Mr. Jones joined the eThink team in 2014 and he brings over 12 years of education technology experience including 4 years with the New York Times and 4 additional years providing Virtual Course Material platforms. Mr. Jones holds a MBA from University of Baltimore and a BS in eBusiness & Marketing from Towson University.

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About The Webinar

The introduction of open-source solutions into the eLearning ecosystem was a boon in many ways. The ability for consumers to access code has given rise to a marketplace of ideas, a community that can come together in the name of innovation to help drive product advancement, ultimately allowing technology to evolve at a faster rate and giving consumers more freedom regarding functionality, flexibility, and ownership.

To understand the modern corporate learning ecosystem, it’s important to understand the impact that open technologies have had in the marketplace over the years as well as how they continue to drive the market forward. In this session, we’ll look at the Moodle & Totara Learning Management Systems, respectively the world’s most widely used LMS and the leading open enterprise solution.

In this webinar, we'll explore:

  • How open-source Moodle is able to remain a free product with the help of its global partner network
  • How Totara differs from Moodle, including the specific features tailored for the corporate sector
  • Trends in the eLearning market that are encouraging organizations to move from closed-source to open-source solutions
  • What’s going on in the open-source community, including the roadmaps for the futures of Moodle & Totara and everything else you need to know to be up-to-date
  • The importance of open source to a sustainable and interoperable learning ecosystem

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Understanding the Open Corporate Learning Ecosystem with Moodle & Totara

Mr. Carlson co-founded eThink Education more than 10 years ago and today has oversight of the entire operation.  He brings over 15 years of education technology experience, including 6 years at SunGard HE (now Ellucian) as a Senior Technical Consultant where he worked extensively with Student Information Systems.  Mr. Carlson holds a BS in Physics and Astronomy from The Evergreen State College and is active in advising entities on eLearning initiatives through outside advisory roles such as his seat on the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board.

Brian Calrson
eThink Education