We look through Moodle’s 15th year!

On Sunday 20 August, Moodlers around the world celebrated Moodle’s 15th birthday!

Who remembers when our chief Moodler, Founder and CEO, Martin Dougiamas, released Moodle 1.0 on 20 August 2002?

Or who remembers how our community site, moodle.org looked in June 2003?

We’ve come a long way since then, as many of our Moodlers also indicated in the memories they shared on our Lounge posts.

We heard stories of Moodlers starting 13 years ago, or 6 years ago or just in the last few weeks with our learning platform.

We love being able to hear about your moments with Moodle, how it started careers, helped teach learners, created a network of friends and colleagues from around the world.

Thank you too, to many who created blog posts about Moodle, including that from UK Moodle Partner, HowtoMoodle and Greek Moodle Partner, Wide Services.  Thanks Ray and Yiannis, respectively, for the memories!

And check out this fun blog comparing Moodle to a typical 15 year old by Titus Learning for a bit of laugh.

On Sunday 20 August, we had many people around the world post and share their Moodle birthday messages using #MoodleParty. You can see some of them through our Twitter moments as well.

If you have belated birthday messages, memories or images to share, we’d still love to read and see them. Please tag us on social channel, or use #MoodleParty or post at our Lounge.

Lastly and most importantly, a BIG thank you to our global Moodle community and Moodle Partners who have supported the development of our open source project for the last 15 years!

With your help, we are able to continue advancing our mission of empowering educators to improve our world!

We are going to close another birthday year with this message from our chief Moodler in case you missed it on Sunday!

Thank you again to all Moodlers who helped us celebrate and get us to our 15th year! Here’s to another 15 years of Moodle.


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