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ERIC Number: ED522220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Finding Support in Moodle: A Face-to-Face Chemistry Course for Engineers
de Vega, Carolina Armijo; McAnally-Salas, Lewis
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 1 p10-21 2011
The aim of this paper was to know the students' perceptions of using online support in a chemistry course. To achieve this objective, a qualitative research was conducted over a chemistry course that was imparted in a face-to-face modality using a LMS (learning management system) for on-line support. The supports available in the LMS were forums, exercises, academic content presentations, readings and course administration activities. Focus groups were used to gather information. The total student population was 42, a non-probabilistic sample was chosen. The results showed that students had never used a learning support system such as the LMS, the platform helped reinforce the course materials and students found the forums particularly useful not only to communicate with the teacher, but also to help and solve other students' questions and share class exercises. Based on the results it is possible to recommend the use of online support for courses at any level, particularly, for those who are taught to freshmen, since in them, they find support and the safety of relying on theoretical-practical materials and the necessary communication to face the introduction to a new educational system. (Contains 1 table and 8 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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