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Original author(s)Martin Dougiamas
Developer(s)Martin Dougiamas
Moodle HQ
Moodle Community
Stable release
4.4.1[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 10 June 2024; 4 days ago (10 June 2024)
Written inPHP
TypeCourse management system
Websitemoodle.org Edit this on Wikidata

Moodle is a free and open-source learning management system written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License.[3][4] It was designed for education as online learning space.

The name moodle stands for "Module Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment".

It was developed by Martin Dougiamas.

Development[change | change source]

Moodle has continued to evolve since 1999 (since 2001 with the current architecture). It has been translated into over 100 different languages and is accessible in many countries worldwide.[5] Institutions can add as many Moodle servers as needed without having to pay license fees. The Open University of the UK currently uses a Moodle installation for their 200,000 users[6] while the UK government uses a Moodle installation for their Civil Service Learning platform serving half a million employees.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Moodle 4.4.1 Release Notes".
  2. "Moodle License".
  3. "TFD Encyclopedia - Moodle".
  4. Rogers, Patricia L.; Berg, Gary A.; Boettcher, Judith V.; Howard, Caroline; Justice, Lorraine; Schenk, Karen D. (31 January 2009). The Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Vol1. ISBN 9781605661995.
  5. "Language packs - MoodleDocs". Archived from the original on 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  6. Kehrer, Anika. "Simply the Best: Case Study for Moodle at Open... » Linux Magazine".
  7. "Civil Service Learning - LEO".

Other websites[change | change source]