Moodle™ stands for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. Founded and developed by Martin Dougiamas in 2002, Moodle™ was designed to provide educators, administrators, and learners with an open, robust, secure and free platform to create and deliver personalized learning environments. Moodle™ is a user-friendly Learning Management System (LMS) that supports learning and training needs for a wide range of institutions and organizations across the globe.
Today, Moodle™ is the most widely used Learning Management System in the world, with well over 100,000 registered implementations worldwide supporting over 150 million learners. Moodle™’s open source project is managed by a dedicated team at Moodle™ HQ with a head office in Perth, Australia and satellite offices around the world. Moodle™’s modular nature and inherent flexibility make it an ideal platform for both academic and enterprise level applications of any size.
Moodle™ delivers a powerful set of learner-centric tools and collaborative learning environments that empower both teaching and learning. Because of its flexibility and scalability, Moodle™ has been adapted for use across education, business, non-profit, government, and many other community systems of all sizes.
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