Keynote Speakers

Marie Achour

Global Head of Product
Moodle HQ

Marie Achour will give a presentation on the Moodle Product Vision, the compass that will guide the development and evolution of Moodle for the years to come.

With a steadfast commitment to Harnessing Creativity, Facilitating Collaboration, and Optimising Outcomes, this vision paves the way for an exciting and transformative future for our platform.

We will delve into the Moodle Product Roadmap and unveil how, with our community of Moodle supporters, we will continue to merge the power of technology and education to reshape the learning experience.

Benjamin Cowley

Associate Professor
University of Helsinki

Benjamin Cowley is an Associate Professor for AI in Learning and Education at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, and also a Docent of cognitive science. He has a background in Computer Science, and works at the intersection of these areas, leading his group HiPerCog to study how we learn to perform cognitive tasks to a high level. The group uses methods from computational modelling, psychophysiology, and cognitive neuroscience, to conduct studies of cognitive performance. Studies include performance domains of all kinds, from experts, to regular individuals developing skills, to the clinical population of ADHD.

Cowley’s keynote will feature an overview of recent research results from digital learning and artificial intelligence in education.

Tim Hunt

Senior Developer
The Open University

Tim Hunt is a Senior Software Developer at the Open University. He has been working on Moodle since 2005, particularly in the areas of Quiz and Question types. With his team, he contributes to open source Moodle development and features specifically for The Open University, some of which have been shared in the Moodle plugins database. The Open University also uses and contributes to other plugins such STACK and CodeRunner. He is also involved in an on-going crowd-funded project to enhance the core Moodle question bank.

Tim is interested more generally in how computers can help people learn and teach. He finds that both the Open University, and MoodleMoots, are excellent environments in which to explore this question.