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Martin Dougiamas

Empowering the world through education

The Office of Advancement and the School of Education are pleased to invite you to the Inaugural Annual STEM Education Research Group Lecture, featuring Curtin graduate and innovator Martin Dougiamas on Tuesday 15 August 2017.

Martin Dougiamas is the educational innovator and brains behind the open source learning platform, Moodle. Moodle is used by institutions and organisations all over the world, including schools, universities and workplaces, hospitals, and even by the Queen! Martin will speak about his journey as an education pioneer and how his innovative platform is changing the educational landscape and making a difference, and his belief in unrestricted education and empowering teachers around the world.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

We hope you can join us at this event and hear about Martin's incredible journey.


Event details

DATE Tuesday 15 August 2017

6.00pm - 6.15pm: Registration
6.15pm - 7.15pm: Presentations and Q&A
7.15pm - 8.15pm: Light refreshements


John Curtin Gallery Foyer
Building 200A, Curtin University
Kent St, Bentley WA 6102


Parking is available in D3 carpark


$15 (includes refreshments)


By Tuesday 8 August 2017


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Martin Dougiamas

About Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of the open-source Moodle project which provides a free learning platform now used in every country around the world and in every education sector and hundreds of millions of students.  In some countries Moodle is the standard learning platform for around 90% of all schools and universities.

As the Founder and CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd (based in Perth, Western Australia) he leads the company of core software developers and educators that both supports the community around the project (by writing core features, and managing a large group of community contributors) but also raises funding for the project (via a global network of Moodle Partner companies, as well as central services such as MoodleCloud, Moodle Mobile, Moodle Academy and other initiatives).

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, and continues to focus on researching how technology can empower educators in open and human ways.

About the STEM Education Research Group

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Research Group (formerly SMEC) operates within the School of Education in the Humanities Faculty.

It offers postgraduate studies in the STEM areas, and has a national and international reputation for excellence in research and development.

Supervising one of the largest concentrations of postgraduate students specifically in the STEM education disciplines in the world, the STEM Group has PhD, EdD and MPhil students from all Australian states and territories and many overseas countries. Read more.

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