This is a guest post by Jim Farmer.
Martin Dougiamas was named Best Education Enabler at last week’s OSCON (Open Source Conference) 2008 in Portland. The Google-O’Reilly Open Source award was made for his contribution to Moodle, an open source learning system. This is the first year anyone from education was nominated for the annual awards.
Other awards this went to Chris Messina as Best Community Amplifier, Angela Byron, as Best Contributor (Drupal), Andrew Tridgell for Best Interoperator (Samba and Rsync), and Harald Welte, gplviolations.org, as Defender of Rights.
Accepting the award for Dougiamas, Remote-Learner.net CEO Bryan Williams “Thanked Google and O’Reilly for the award and their support of Moodle, and expressed Martin’s regrets for not being able to attend the conference in person. He was honored by this award.”
“Moodle has a vibrant community of teachers, professors and business trainers collaborating on ways to improve learning. Moodle.org has become a real community of practice over the years for the advancement of online instructional design and student management.”
The Moodle Foundation is located in Perth, Australia. Remote-Learner.net is a Moodle Partner.