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Remote Learner has added Martin Dougiamas, Lead Developer and founder of Moodle to it’s board of directors. Remote Learner provides Moodle related services in the UK, Canada and United States and is designated as Moodle partner number one–the first to be  approved to the Official Partner program in 2003. Martin joins Bryan Williams, founder of Remote Learner, on the board.

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Remote-Learner is pleased to announce Martin Dougiamas, the founder and lead developer of the Moodle project, has accepted our invitation to join our Board of Directors. Martin will serve as an independent, outside director.

“I’m very honored to be invited to have a voice on the board of Remote-Learner, one of the largest Moodle Partners in the world and one that has been critical to the success of Moodle.” said Dougiamas.

“As a leading independent Moodle partner, our relationship with Martin and the Moodle community is critical to our success. I’m pleased he accepted our invitation to join the board as an outside director, and I welcome his perspective as a leading open source advocate and developer. Martin’s voice on the board will help us stay aligned with the Moodle community.” said Jason Cole, Remote-Learner CEO.

Chairman Bryan Williams stated, “The Board is very pleased that Martin has accepted this role as one of the people guiding Remote-Learner’s strategic direction.”

Martin 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 more than 50 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.

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