MonSys - Monitoring System for Students and Tutors of Postgraduate Courses of UNASUS / UFMA in Distance mode using Moodle

França, Rômulo Martins and de Oliveira, Ana Emília Figueiredo and Dahmer, Alessandra and Barreto, Lina (2012) MonSys - Monitoring System for Students and Tutors of Postgraduate Courses of UNASUS / UFMA in Distance mode using Moodle. In: 1st Moodle Research Conference (MRC2012), 13-15 September, 2012, Heraklion, Crete.

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The e-learning courses are supported by technological tools that compensate for some limitations, as the distance itself, temporality and emotional issues, among others. It is important that a distance learning course has a proper Learning Management System (LMS) that really supports the teaching / learning process. The work is justified given the need that monitoring teams have to process the information on the courses that are stored in Moodle, which, despite being in a single database, are difficult to recover, but are of great importance to help the monitoring process of the students and tutors. The aim of this paper is to present and evaluate MonSys - Monitoring System of tutors and students - from the implementation of a Monitoring Coordination at UNASUS / UFMA - Open University of SUS of Federal University of Maranhão, in two virtual post-graduation courses using Moodle. To evaluate the MonSys, we measured the time spent by monitoring technical staff of UNASUS / UFMA to process information from Moodle, compared with the time taken to retrieve this information via the MonSys. Using the MonSys, it becomes possible to monitor the students and tutors of the Moodle Learning Management System courses through the online mode, and in a faster way, requiring less effort from the monitoring team for the generation of useful information and allowing greater control and better development of the course. According to the results, the reduction of working time of the monitoring team and the increase in the ability to monitor the access and performance of students and tutors in postgraduate courses were significant, given the demands of UNASUS / UFMA.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning Management System, Moodle, Monitoring
Subjects: Educational technology > Early warning systems
Divisions: Higher education, Universities, Vocational training, Colleges
Depositing User: Dr Michael de Raadt
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 04:15
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 04:15

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