Moodle je u procesu kontinuiranog razvoja i poboljšanja. Razvoj je pokrenuo Martin Dougiamas koji i dalje vodi projekt:
Radio sam na njemu, na ovaj ili onaj način, tijekom više godina. Sve je počelo 90tih kada sam radio kao webmaster na Curtin University of Technology te kao sistem-administrator njihove WebCT instalacije. Rad na podršci WebCTu je bio pun frustracija i osjetio sam kako MORA postojati bolji način za uspostavu sustava za učenje na daljinu (ne, ne radi se Blackboard-u :-)
I also know a lot of people in schools and smaller institutions (and some big ones!) who want to make better use of the Internet but don't know where to start in the maze of technologies and pedagogies that are out there. I've always hoped there would be a Free alternative that such people could use to help them move their teaching skills into the online environment.
My strong beliefs in the unrealised possibilities of Internet-based education led me to complete a Masters and then a PhD in Education, combining my former career in Computer Science with newly constructed knowledge about the nature of learning and collaboration. In particular, I am particularly influenced by the epistemology of social constructionism - which not only treats learning as a social activity, but focusses attention on the learning that occurs while actively constructing artifacts (such as texts) for others to see or use.
Za mene je najbitnije da je ovaj softver jednostavan za korištenje - ustvari, trebao bi biti intuitivan do krajnjih granica.
I'm committed to continuing my work on Moodle and on keeping it Open and Free. I have a deeply-held belief in the importance of unrestricted education and empowered teaching, and Moodle is the main way I can contribute to the realisation of these ideals.
A number of early prototypes were produced and discarded before he released version 1.0 upon a largely unsuspecting world on 20. kolovoza 2002. This version was targeted towards smaller, more intimate classes at University level, and was the subject of research case studies that closely analysed the nature of collaboration and reflection that occurred among these small groups of adult participants.
Since then there has been steady series of new releases adding new features, better scalability and improved performance.
As Moodle has spread and the community has grown, more input is being drawn from a wider variety of people in different teaching situations. For example, Moodle is now used not only in Universities, but in high schools, primary schools, non-profit organisations, private companies, by independent teachers and even homeschooling parents. A growing number of people from around the world are contributing to Moodle in different ways - for more details see the Credits page.
Važan dio Moodle projekta čini moodle.org, koji pruža središnje mjesto za informiranje, diskusije i suradnju između Moodle korisnika, što obuhvaća administratore, predavače, istraživače, instrukcijske dizajnere i naravno, programere. Ovaj site, kao i Moodle, je u procesu kontinuiranog razvoja kako bi zadovoljio potrebe svoje zajednice, i kao i Moodle, on će uvijek biti besplatan.
2003. godine pokrenuta je tvrtka moodle.com kako bi pružila dodatnu komercijalnu podršku za one korisnike koji su ju trebali, kao i za hosting, konzalting i druge srodne usluge.
For more about our future plans for Moodle, see the Future roadmap.