Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas is the founder and CEO of the Moodle open-source software project, launched in 1999. He continues to lead and grow the company with the support of 80 employees worldwide and two major offices in Perth, Australia and Barcelona, Spain. Moodle LMS (Learning Management System) is the best known Moodle product, which allows educators to create a private online space with collaborative learning tools for primary education, high school education, higher education and jobs. First launched in 2001, LMS Moodle is now used in every country in the world by an active community of hundreds of millions of users and is a key infrastructure for over 60%s in all higher education institutions around the world.

Moodle LMS is just one of a full range of open products, including Moodle Apps (for offline and mobile use), MoodleCloud (a SaaS hosting platform with 38,000 Moodle sites), MoodleNet (a new social network for educators) , Moodle Educator Certifications (for teaching digital skills) and Moodle Workplace (a special version of Moodle LMS focused on learning in the workplace).

Martin has a mixed academic background, with multiple postgraduate degrees in computer science and education and two honorary doctorates. He continues to focus on researching how open education technology can best support teaching and learning in open and humane ways, with a strong interest in helping to produce a generation that meets the UN goals of sustainable development.

Recently, Martin started a new initiative, OpenEdTech.global, which aims to encourage open source companies to work collaboratively to provide comprehensive, high-quality, ethical, sustainable educational technology solutions for energy education in the future.



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Timisoara, Romania

Tel: +40 256 403300

Mail: contact@elearning.upt.ro


The ID / IFR and e-Learning Center (CeL) was established in 1998, as an integral part of the Polytechnic University of Timişoara (UPT).
CeL organizes the specializations - Technologies and Systems of Telecommunications, Applied Informatics, Communication and Public Relations in distance education under license cycle and Technology of Machine Constructions in education with reduced frequency of license cycle.