Martin Dougiamas, Moodle founder and CEO
Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of Moodle, the popular free course management system used by millions of teachers in 200 countries around the world. As the CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd in Perth, Western Australia, he leads the team of software developers at the heart of the Moodle project and the global network of 50 Moodle Partner service companies that help provide funding for this independent open source software project. Martin has a mixed academic background with post-graduate degrees in Computer Science and Education, and continues to focus on researching how educators approach internet-based education. His major goal for the future is to improve the quality of education by encouraging social constructionist and collaborative practices within online learning communities.