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Martin Dougiamas

Speaker Bio

Name: Martin Dougiamas
Organisation: Moodle
Role: Founder and Project Lead
Country: Australia


Martin DougiamasMartin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of Moodle, the popular free course management system used by millions of teachers around the world. As the executive director of Moodle Pty Ltd in Perth, Western Australia, he leads the team of software developers at the heart of the Moodle project and the global network of 54 Moodle Partner service companies that help provide funding for this independent open source software project.

Martin has a mixed academic background with post-graduate degrees in Computer Science and Education, and continues to focus on researching how educators approach internet-based education. His major goal for the future is to improve the quality of education by encouraging social constructionist and collaborative practices within online learning communities.

Iain Doherty

Speaker Bio

Name: Iain Doherty
Organisation: The University of Hong Kong
Role: Director, eLearning Pedagogical Support Unit
Country: Hong Kong


Iain DohertyIain was born in the U.K. and brought up in the wonderfully sedate seaside town of Bournemouth. As he moved through his undergraduate and postgraduate studies he also moved steadily north with four years in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and almost 10 years in Edinburgh. Iain emigrated to New Zealand in 2000 and settled in Auckland where he lived for 11 years. In 2011 Iain moved to Hong Kong.

For the past fifteen years his work life has centered on teaching and technologies (not necessarily at the same time). Since early 2004 Iain has been fortunate enough to be in positions - Director of the Learning Technology Unit, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland and Director of the eLearning Pedagogical Support Unit, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, The University of Hong Kong - that have combined these two aspects of his career.

Iain is currently responsible for leading the implementation of The University of Hong Kong's eLearning Strategy. This means that Iain is proactive in operational leadership, operational management, managing change, designing and developing professional learning opportunities for academic staff and in working collaboratively to develop a supportive eLearning community at The University of Hong Kong.