James Robert Pratt

I've been working as a web programmer specialising in e-learning for 22 years.

Senior e-learning systems developer 2001 - present

Born 26th of March 1973 in Roehampton, London, UK

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Personal Profile

  • Freelance developer of e-learning and related systems for 22 years
  • Initiated and supported large complex projects with international teams
  • Worked from Japan, India and Thailand
  • Major contributor to Moodle distance learning system that has more than 340 million users

Work History

Some of my major projects have been :

  • CCAR® and ShipMate, US 2012 - present Automobile industry training, selling access
  • Oxford University, UK 2017 Questions graded by a web service that parses free text
  • Booking.com 2016 - 2017 Students edit Perl code which is safely run with output graded
  • The University of Portsmouth, UK 2013 Custom reporting on quiz attempts
  • Open University, UK 2010 - 2012 6 new question types for Moodle 3.0
  • Open University, UK 2008 Moodle 2.0 quiz reports rewrite added graphs and statistics
  • Future University, Hakodate, Japan 2006 - 2007 Moodle 2.0 question engine rewrite
  • Moodle.com, Australia 2006 - 2007 Security, accessibility and usability of all Moodle 1.8 forms
  • Sapporo Gakuin University, Japan 2005 Mobile phone interface to e-learning system
  • Yamaguchi University, Japan 2005 Implicit Association Test (IAT) on e-learning system


  • Sussex University, UK October 1995 - June 1999
    • Master’s Degree (2.1) in Electronic Engineering with Japanese Studies
    • Special program for outstanding students
    • Project to program a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) to act as an Asynchronous Transfer Mode transceiver using Very High-Speed Integrated Circuit Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
  • Nagaoka University of Technology, Niigata, Japan October 1997 - June 1998
    • Included 3 months of work experience in Sendai, Japan

Other Work History

  • Kyorin University, Saitama Prefectural University, Tokyo Kaigofukushi Senmon Gakko, Mitsubishi, Tokyo, Japan 2001 - 2004 Led corporate and University English, creative writing and discussion classes of 8 to 150 participants
  • Cyber Labo Limited, Tokyo, Japan 2000 - 2001 Prototyped on FPGAs using VHDL and then produced Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)

Other Interests

  • Current strong interest in evolutionary psychology, personality, behavioural genetics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Buddhism and meditation
  • Language learning (a little Hindi, semi-fluent in Japanese, fluent in Thai)
  • An eclectic variety of music
  • Exploring little known hiking trails with GPS