Free talk by renowned computer scientist and creator of Moodle

Renowned computer scientist and creator of the educational course management system, Moodle is to give a free public lecture at the University of Glasgow on Friday 26 October.

Martin Dougiamas will speak about the design, many applications and future of his virtual learning environment, used extensively by students at the University of Glasgow, in a talk entitled: “Moodle - What do we know?”

Questions from Moodle users and anyone interested in the use of information technology in learning are welcome at the event.

Created in 1999, “out of frustration,” Martin explains, “with the existing commercial software”, Moodle is an open source software package used by students in 192 countries around the world. The advantage of Moodle is that it helps create effective online learning platforms that allow rich interaction among students and their teachers.

The free talk starts at 2pm in The Bute Hall, University of Glasgow on Friday 26 October.

The event was jointly organised by the University’s Learning and Technology Unit and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) Regional Support Centres for Scotland.

Link to the University of Glasgow's Moodle webpages.

First published: 25 October 2007

<< October