Spotlight Stage SPL03
Why the World Needs Open Source and Open Education to Survive - with Martin Dougiamas
On our Spotlight Stage, the founder of Moodle will explain how open technologies in education are critical to making progress towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Dr Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of the open-source Moodle project, providing a free learning platform used in every country and every education sector around the world.
At OEB's Spotlight Stage he will address how open technologies in education are critical to best support progress towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
As the CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd (based in Perth, Australia and Barcelona, Spain) Martin leads the company of 60 software developers and educators that guides and supports the Moodle project (including MoodleCloud, Moodle Mobile 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 sustainable business model since 2003.
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. He continues to focus on researching how technology can support teaching and learning in open and human ways, aiming at solving the UN’s sustainable development goals.