Empowering educators to improve our world
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
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.
We believe in the right to quality education
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
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
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.