The Use of Moodle at Cass Business School: A Student Perspective

Norris, Leona and Sporre, Lowe and Svendsen, Didrik (2013) The Use of Moodle at Cass Business School: A Student Perspective. In: 2nd Moodle Research Conference (MRC2013), 4th and 5th October, 2013, Sousse, Tunisia.

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The aim of this report is to address current issues that university students experience with the online learning portal Moodle, and recommend changes that will increase the use of the site. The focus of the research is the perspective of the student, and this has been investigated through an online survey taken by 83 final year students. This cohort was targeted since it is the first peer group that has used Moodle throughout their three years at Cass Business School, after the university moved from the previous online portal. The authors of this report are students at Cass Business School, which makes it the first piece of research of its kind, entirely focused on the student perspective. The report is structured around the overall themes functionality and design, assessment and feedback, communication, and collaboration, which the survey was based on. The findings of the survey were generally positive. Students seem to be generally satisfied with their experience of Moodle, however there is room for improvement both in terms of functionality and how well Moodle integrates with other tools, as well as how it is used and promoted by teaching staff. The recommendations made are therefore around integrating other university online tools to make Moodle a ‘one-stop-shop’, making minor adjustments and additions of Moodle functions to make it more user friendly, and encouraging staff and students to use Moodle to a larger extent in order to reach a critical mass of usage.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Moodle, E-Learning, Course Management System, Virtual Learning Environment, Student Perspective
Subjects: Educational technology > Case studies on the effectiveness of teaching methods
Depositing User: Dr Michael de Raadt
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2015 23:56
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2015 23:56

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