The Future of Online Learning Platforms
A conversation with Martin Dougiamas, the founder of Moodle
2 November 2018: 10am-11:30am (DC time)
room MC10-100, The World Bank, 1818 H St, NW, Washington, DC
Martin Dougiamas, Founder and CEO, Moodle
Sheila Jagannathan, Head, Open Learning Campus, The World Bank
Martin Dougiamas is an educator and computer scientist who lives in Perth, Australia. Growing up in the Australian outback in the late 1970s, Martin took lessons from the School of the Air, giving him from a young age an insight into distance learning. As an adult, he worked and later studied at Curtin University, where his dissatisfaction with predominant technology tools and methods prompted him to investigate an alternative method of online teaching. In 1999 he started trialling early prototypes of a new LMS, which came to be known as Moodle. By 2015, Moodle had become, by many estimates, the most popular learning management system in the world.
Where is online learning headed? What are the prospects for the 'next generation' of online learning platforms, applications and communities, and how can they be used to provide expanded and enhanced opportunities for learning and skills development for the next generation of learners?
You are invited to join a small conversation with Martin Dougiamas, the founder of Moodle, who sits at the center of a vibrant community of educators and learners exploring, and working to build, tools for the future of learning.