IT or not to be: The impact of Moodle in the education of developing countries

Garcia, Jordi and Somé, Michel and Ayguadé, Eduard and Cabré, Jose and Casany, Maria José and Frigola, Manel and Galanis, Nikolas and García-Cervigón, Manuel and Guerrero, Manel and Muñoz, Pilar (2012) IT or not to be: The impact of Moodle in the education of developing countries. In: 1st Moodle Research Conference (MRC2012), 13-15 September, 2012, Heraklion, Crete.

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In this paper we show how Moodle can be used to improve the quality of education in developing countries and, even more important, how can be used to turn the educational system more sustainable and effective in the long-term. We describe our experience in implementing a programming course in Moodle for the Higher School of Informatics at the Université Polytechnique de Bobo-Dioulasso, in Burkina Faso (West Africa), joining efforts with local professors in designing and implementing the learning system. We finally discuss how the teaching effort is reduced, the students’ knowledge and capacity improves, and the institutional academic model can be guaranteed with the proposal. For this reason, we claim that information technologies in developing countries are a cost-effective way to guarantee the objectives originally defined in the academic curricula and, therefore, deal with the problem of the education.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Educational technology > Other educational technology
Divisions: Higher education, Universities, Vocational training, Colleges
Depositing User: Dr Michael de Raadt
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 03:37
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2015 03:52

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