Title

Maximize the Benefits of Moodle for Online Instruction

Date

5-31-2018 5:00 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 7:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Session Chair

AES Team

Session Title

Evening Multidisciplinary posters

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Xiaopeng Gong

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Moodle as an open source software was started in 1999 by a graduate school in an Australian university (Costello, 2013). Moodle learning is not limited by time and place, thus allowing students enough flexibility to learn, and getting teacher's individualized feedback. Some students, who feel reluctant to communicate with their teachers in class, may want to open up and communicate through Moodle. Use of Moodle can maximize the use of resources on the Internet, to help students learn and expand knowledge, complete tasks online. Moodle is a free web application so it can cut down the expense. Despite numerous advantages, educators need to be aware of possible problems linked with Moodle use. For example, students may feel pressured when a deadline is coming up. Also, due to online communication, students may not get timely responses from teachers. In addition, Moodle’s interface of is rather complicated, after logging in, students may need to spend extra effort to find a course they need. To address these issues, designers can consider simplifying Moodle interface to make it easier to use (Deng, & Tavares, 2013), adding more hints to inform students of course updates (Young, 2001).

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May 31st, 5:00 PM May 31st, 7:00 PM

Maximize the Benefits of Moodle for Online Instruction

WUC Pacific Room

Moodle as an open source software was started in 1999 by a graduate school in an Australian university (Costello, 2013). Moodle learning is not limited by time and place, thus allowing students enough flexibility to learn, and getting teacher's individualized feedback. Some students, who feel reluctant to communicate with their teachers in class, may want to open up and communicate through Moodle. Use of Moodle can maximize the use of resources on the Internet, to help students learn and expand knowledge, complete tasks online. Moodle is a free web application so it can cut down the expense. Despite numerous advantages, educators need to be aware of possible problems linked with Moodle use. For example, students may feel pressured when a deadline is coming up. Also, due to online communication, students may not get timely responses from teachers. In addition, Moodle’s interface of is rather complicated, after logging in, students may need to spend extra effort to find a course they need. To address these issues, designers can consider simplifying Moodle interface to make it easier to use (Deng, & Tavares, 2013), adding more hints to inform students of course updates (Young, 2001).