2012 – Speakers

It is early days yet, but we are pleased to announce some of our main speakers!

Martin Dougiamas
Founder of Moodle

Martin is the founder and lead developer of Moodle. He lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has been working on Internet stuff for 23 years, and in particular, most of his experience has been in education at a tertiary level. He was webmaster of a large university since the web started, and manager of a WebCT system for some years after that. He has postgraduate degrees in Computer Science and Education plus most of a PhD entitled “The use of Open Source software to support a social constructionist epistemology of teaching and learning within Internet-based communities of reflective inquiry” (Moodle didn’t let him finish it!)

His main mission in life now is Moodle. He started it in 1999 and since then the project has been growing exponentially in terms of size and activity. Now he works from Moodle HQ each day with many different people from around the world on a ever-widening variety of things.

Helen Foster
Moodle Community Manager – Moodle.org

Helen Foster is Moodle administrator for a site with over a million registered users – moodle.org – which provides free 24-hour support for Moodle users worldwide. Helen works full-time for Moodle as Community Manager, keeping an eye on all the Moodle community sites, such as Moodle Docs and MOOCH, and tries to help ensure Moodle HQ developers understand where teachers are coming from.

Helen has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of London and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Cambridge. Helen has 14 years teaching experience and has co-authored the book ‘Using Moodle, Teaching with the Popular Open Source Course Management System‘ (published by O’Reilly) which may be downloaded for free from Moodle Docs.

3rd keynote to be confirmed.