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June 26, 2011
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Moodle as a Course Management System – It isn’t just for Distance LearningMoodle, WebCT, Blackboard and Sakai are examples of course management systems that havebeen traditionally used for distance learning classes. In fact, the Moodle website(http://moodle.com/) states that “Moodle is a course management system designed to helpeducators who want to create quality online courses.” However, these systems can be effectivelyused for face to face teaching, and can enhance the learning process for these types of courses.Moodle has been used for two years in three Electrical and Computer Engineering Technologycourses, one of which is a capstone project course and one of which is a lab based course. Thepaper will describe the attributes of this course management systems, and how it can beeffectively incorporated into a face to face course. Some of the attributes that will be describedin this paper include: Students can upload assignments, and be able to see their grade, comments from the instructor, and have their assignments stored Students can review their grades on all assignments and exams, and understand if there are missing assignments Students can be part of chat rooms, even though the class is face to face Additional meetings with students, outside the normal class hours, can be accomplished through use of a product called Wimba, which is a collaborative learning software application that seamlessly works with MoodleThe paper will include specific examples of how these, and other attributes of this coursemanagement system, were used in lecture, lab based and senior project Electrical and ComputerEngineering courses. The paper will also discuss how using this type of course managementsystem can assist in transitioning a face to face course to either a hybrid format or a fullydistance learning format.
Rockland, R. H., & Kimmel, H. S., & Carpinelli, J. D. (2011, June), Moodle as a Course Management System: It Isn’t Just for Distance Learning Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18648
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