Term: 2023 – 2025
Dr Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder and CEO of the open-source Moodle LMS (used by two-thirds of higher education in the world). As well as the LMS, the Moodle project includes many other projects such as Moodle Apps, MoodleCloud, Moodle Academy, Moodle Workplace, MoodleNet and more.
Martin has a mixed academic background with multiple post-graduate degrees in Computer Science and Education and three honorary doctorates (from Spain, Belgium and Greece). As Head of Research at Moodle, 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. In recent years Martin founded the Open Edtech Association in Brussels to act as a catalyst for the development of future global open education technology infrastructure based on AI, AR and distributed technologies.