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ERIC Number: EJ1063029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Improving Graduate Students' Learning through the Use of Moodle
Olmos, Susana; Mena, Juanjo; Torrecilla, Eva; Iglesias, Ana
Educational Research and Reviews, v10 n5 p604-614 Mar 2015
Moodle stands as an online tool that promotes enhanced learning in higher education. However, it often becomes a repository of contents instead of an interactive environment. In this paper we describe how this platform was used by university students and teachers in 104 courses and compare whether ICT--as core subject courses--use Moodle more effectively than non-ICT content related courses. A sample of 393 students answered a 20-item Likert-type questionnaire (OUS-Q) and three open questions. Descriptive statistical analyses, chi square comparisons and topical analysis were conducted. The results show that all courses include a large number of digital contents and activities. However, scores for ICT-courses were significantly higher in evaluation of assignments or video-learning. There were no noticeable differences in other factors. Qualitative data show 891 comments that were classified into five dimensions. In conclusion Moodle improved content management and interactivity but only ICT courses used it as a learning platform.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain