Plenary Session: Martin Dougiamas, CEO, Moodle, Australia
Session chair: Radu Vasiu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Moodle as an open platform for research and development of online learning
Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of the open-source Moodle project which provides a free learning platform now used in every country around the world and in every education sector. In some countries Moodle is the standard learning platform for around 90% of all schools and Universities. As the CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd (based in Perth, Western Australia) he leads the company of 50 software developers and educators that guides and supports the Moodle project (including MoodleCloud, Moodle Mobile, Moodle Academy and other initiatives). Moodle Pty Ltd has also created a global network of 85 certified Moodle Partner companies that help provide funding for this independent software project through a business model that has proven sustainable over the last 12 years. Martin has a mixed academic background with multiple post-graduate degrees in Computer Science and Education, including an honorary doctorate from Universitat de Vic in Catalonia, and continues to focus on researching how technology can support teaching and learning in open and human ways.
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