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Moodle: a case study of a large open source project - Presented by Martin Dougiamas

ACS WA June Branch Forum 2019

Registration End Date: Tue, 18 Jun, 05:30 PM

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  • Adina Apartment Hotel
    33 Mounts Bay Road
    PERTH WA 6000
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 18 Jun, 05:30 PM
    Event Finish: Tue, 18 Jun, 07:30 PM
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  • Member: $10.00
  • Member-Concessional: $10.00
  • Non-Member: $25.00

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<b>Moodle began in Perth at the turn of the century while Martin was working at Curtin University of Technology, supporting staff in their use of emerging internet and web technology. </b> It has since grown into a learning platform on which over 60% of higher education institutions around the world now depend on for their online interactions with students, with hundreds of millions of users and thousands of developers.<br><br>One major reason for this is the design of the open source community around the system, which enables academic users to engage with and support the project in a number of ways.  But this alone was not enough - there are countless great ideas in the sourceforge graveyard.  The second major reason is that Moodle supports itself through a unique business model around services that works in harmony with what Moodle users need. <br><br>Moodle Pty Ltd, the Perth-based company at the heart of Moodle, has been steadily expanding and now supports Moodle apps, MoodleCloud, MoodleNet, Moodle Workplace, a Moodle Educator Certification and Moodle conferences world-wide.  Moodle’s latest project is a conference called which brings together like-minded people annually in Barcelona.<br><br>Martin will explain these projects and how open source as a development method has helped create them, support them, and ensure their quality.  He’ll also explore some of the difficulties that open source brings.

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Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas

Dr Martin Dougiamas is the founder, CEO and chairman of the Moodle project, with multiple post-graduate degrees in Computer Science and Education and two honorary doctorates (from Spain and Belgium). He continues to focus on researching how technology can support teaching and learning in open and human ways, especially when it supports the UN’s sustainable development goals.

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33 Mounts Bay Road,PERTH,WA,Australia

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