University of Zagreb University Computing Centre (SRCE) is currently the main institution for planning, designing, building and maintaining the e-infrastructure in the Academic and Research community in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) in Croatia.
In this case study, learn how SRCE became the key organisation in e-learning implementation and guidance for the whole Research and Higher Education systems in the country.
In 2007, University of Zagreb established the E-learning Centre at SRCE with the aim of starting a systematic implementation of e-learning and enhancing the quality of university education.
That included providing a virtual learning environment (VLE) for all the varied and diverse institutions of University of Zagreb, many of which did not see how e-learning could fit in their strategy.
SRCE faced an additional challenge in that most faculties and teachers did not have the knowledge or capacity to create and maintain their own platforms.
With the strategic choice of Moodle as the platform to build their VLE Merlin, SRCE was able to build a learning environment that was accessible, user friendly, translated into the local language and easy to manage through one installation that serviced 40, and later over 100, institutions.
Thanks to Moodle’s flexibility SRCE could customise and brand the VLE for each institution, as well as allow Single Sign-On access through the official Authentication and Authorisation infrastructure of science and higher ed in Croatia.
Find out more about the process of implementation of e-learning in the Higher Education and Research system of a whole country thanks to SRCE’s VLE developed on Moodle.