Greek Cafe goes viral with Moodle

The story of Kimolia, a small art cafe in Athens, is one that has pushed the boundaries of the hospitality industry, with the intention of keeping their community together during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

After closing Kimolia cafe’s doors due to government enforced quarantine, owners and brothers Alex and Nikos Palavitsinis started a new project that has transformed the way businesses can operate in these unusual times, all the while giving back to the community.

The brothers’ idea was that even though they could not operate as a café, Kimolia had to continue providing a space to keep people connected during times of social distancing and isolation.

Using the Moodle platform with the help of Moodle Partner Eummena, the project began to unfold. Moodle ‘courses’ served as ‘tables’ where people could hold conversations, and our Certified Integration, BigBlueButton, enabled them to connect with each other, face-to-face.

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