Empowering educators to improve our world

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The mission of the Moodle project is to empower educators to improve our world by building the most efficient platform for teaching, learning and collaborating online. 

We have brought together a huge community from around the world to share (and help build) our free, open source platform that already serves hundreds of millions of people globally and continues to grow.

Feel connected to our values

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Our values perfectly describe the heart of Moodle HQ. It’s who we are and what we look for in our people, it guides our decision making, and it defines who we are as an organisation.

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Education

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Education is the foundation of making the world a better place.
We are always learning, improving how we learn, and seeing the education potential in every situation.

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Openness

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We strive to be open in our goals, our tools, our processes and our results, as much as is practical.
We encourage team members and our community to communicate freely both internally and externally. We promote accessibility and embrace international cultures across all our products.

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Respect

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We treat everyone with respect and sensitivity, recognising the importance of their contributions: team members, customers, partners, suppliers and competitors.

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Integrity

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We employ the highest ethical standards, demonstrating honesty and fairness in every action that we take.

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Innovation

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We encourage a progressive culture of data-driven experimentation and research, where entrepreneurship and prudent risk-taking are encouraged, rewarded and incorporated.

We believe in the right to quality education

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First released in 2002, Moodle grew from an idea born in the Australian outback. Our founder and CEO Martin Dougiamas was raised in the desert, and learned by distance education through radio. His experience set the foundation for the idea for a more interactive and collaborative approach to distance learning. His vision was for educators to have an online platform they could use to create personalised learning environments. 

With the global community of educators and developers in mind, Martin envisioned Moodle as an open source project, so that developers, educators and organisations worldwide could share knowledge and contribute to improving Moodle. Following the ethos of open source, it would give everyone the freedom to change and adapt the Moodle software to exactly the way they needed it.

We make tools for a better education

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We’re using the power of open source technology to provide better access to online learning for everyone, anywhere, around the world. We empower educators by providing the technology they need: an easy-to-use learning management system. With our software, educators can create a private space online and easily build courses and activities with flexible tools designed for collaborative online learning.

And because it’s open source, anyone can build it, change it, make it their own, and take it to where they need it to go.

We open up a world of possibilities

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Today, with hundreds of million users worldwide, the Moodle LMS remains open source. Thanks to countless contributions from our growing global community, Moodle now powers the e-learning for two-thirds of Universities and countless organisations worldwide with open source technology. With more than 200 million users, we are the world’s most trusted LMS. We are here to support education wherever and however it may happen, in school, at a higher learning organisation or in the workplace.

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