Martin Weller is a professor of educational technology at the Open University. Weller chaired the Open University’s first major e-learning course, T171, in 1999 with nearly 15,000 students. He was the first director of the Virtual Learning Environment, recommending the adoption of Moodle, an open-source learning platform. He is the director of the Open Education Research Hub, president of the Association for Learning Technology, and chair of the International Council for Open and Distance Education. Weller has authored several books including The Digital Scholar and Battle for Open which are available under open licence. He is also co-editor of the open access journal, Journal of Interactive Media in Education. Weller’s interests are in digital scholarship, open education and the impact of new technologies, and he writes a blog about these topics.