London, 28 June, 2012 - PageOne Communications, the UK’s leading provider of mobile messaging solutions to the public and enterprise sectors, today announced the release of MoodleMobile 2, PageOne’s plug-in enabling users of the open source Moodle 2 virtual learning environment (VLE) direct access to Janet txt messaging services.
Capitalising on the strengths of the first MoodleMobile module, MoodleMobile 2 allows course administrators to send any combination of text, email and Moodle messages to their existing contacts and groups already established within the VLE environment. All replies are routed back to the administrator via email or through the Moodle messaging system, with a status column allowing users to see which messages have been sent and delivered.
Provided by PageOne on behalf of Janet, the Janet txt messaging service has grown from strength to strength since its launch in 2007. Users of the service benefit exclusively from low text message rates and set-up costs, a resilient infrastructure, superior levels of technical and customer support, as well as a variety of enhanced messaging services. In addition to MoodleMobile 2, PageOne also offer a number of other integration options including plug-ins for both Microsoft Excel and Outlook, and a range of protocols such as SOAP/XML, RESTful, SMTP, SMPP, SNPP and AJAX.
“The PageOne plug-in for Moodle 2 has proved an invaluable resource to enable swift and effective communication with students and staff” says Daran Price, Learning Systems Developer, Southampton Solent University. “Essential information, such as last minute changes to timetables and room bookings, can be sent instantly to appropriate groups of staff and students as an SMS direct to their phones."
Chris Jones, CEO of PageOne says, “We understand the importance of interoperability within the education community and given the success of the first plug-in, it seemed a logical step to extend the capability to Moodle 2. At PageOne, we are committed to providing schools, colleges and universities with an unrivalled messaging experience and this development further reiterates our pledge to deliver a powerful messaging solution to the UK’s education sector.”
The upgraded MoodleMobile 2 plug-in can be downloaded from the Janet txt microsite.
Janet provides a world-class network infrastructure to meet the needs of the UK’s research and education community. The Janet backbone consists of over 5,000 km of dedicated optical fibre which can run at 100Gbit/s. With over 25 years of uninterrupted service to date, the Janet network now has a community of 18 million users. Janet additionally provisions services, including videoconferencing, voice and cloud computing.
The concept of a community underpins everything Janet does and the network is based on the need for organisations to communicate, collaborate and co-operate in the shared interests of education and research.
Janet manages the operation and development of the network on behalf of JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) for the UK Further and Higher Education Funding Councils with the primary aim of providing and developing a network infrastructure that meets the needs of the research and education communities. JISC also works in partnership with the Research Councils.
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PageOne Communications is celebrating 25 years of innovation in mobile messaging solutions. The company has proven expertise in helping clients drive operational and cost efficiencies, deliver effective results and have a real business edge in a competitive market. With a rich heritage in all aspects of messaging - from paging and SMS through to voice, email and location based services - it places its customers at the heart of its product development to help thousands of organisations across the public and major corporate sectors with reliable, cost-effective and award-winning solutions.
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