ERIC Number: EJ1106647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Use of the "Moodle" Platform to Promote an Ongoing Learning When Lecturing General Physics in the Physics, Mathematics and Electronic Engineering Programmes at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
López, Gabriel A.; Sáenz, Jon; Leonardo, Aritz; Gurtubay, Idoia G.
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v25 n4 p575-589 Aug 2016
The "Moodle" platform has been used to put into practice an ongoing evaluation of the students' Physics learning process. The evaluation has been done on the frame of the course General Physics, which is lectured during the first year of the Physics, Mathematics and Electronic Engineering Programmes at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). A test bank with more than 1000 multiple-choice questions, including conceptual and numerical problems, has been prepared. Throughout the course, the students have to answer a 10-question multiple-choice test for every one of the blocks the course is divided in and which were previously treated and worked in the theoretical lectures and problem-solving sessions. The tests are automatically corrected by "Moodle," and under certain criteria, the corresponding mark is taken into account for the final mark of the course. According to the results obtained from a statistical study of the data on the student performances during the last four academic years, it has been observed that there exists an actual correlation between the marks obtained in the "Moodle" tests and the final mark of the course. In addition, it could be deduced that students who have passed the "Moodle" tests increase their possibilities of passing the course by an odds ratio close to 3.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, College Science, Integrated Learning Systems, Student Evaluation, Learning Processes, Item Banks, Multiple Choice Tests, Science Tests, Correlation, Scores, Grades (Scholastic), College Students
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