Martin Dougiamas, Ph.D.
Founder and Lead Developer, Moodle HQ
Moodle is the world’s open source learning platform, with a mission to empower educators to improve our world.
Moodle does this by providing educators, of any kind, with a private space online, filled with powerful tools that easily create courses and activities, all optimised for collaborative learning.
As the CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd (based in Perth, Australia), Dr Martin Dougiamas leads the company of 45 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 over 90 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.