<ul><li>Alternative Course Management System  </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Global community </li></ul>
Research Questions <ul><li>How are teachers using Moodle? </li></ul><ul><li>How effective is Moodle? </li></ul><ul><li>Wha...
Literature Review <ul><li>Movement to Moodle-  interface allows all content teachers to infuse technology into a class in ...
Experimental Design <ul><li>Quantitative and Qualitative  </li></ul><ul><li>Describe how teachers use Moodle </li></ul><ul...
Procedure <ul><li>Participants  </li></ul><ul><li>BTSA and Experienced (5-10 yrs) teachers in GUHSD and SDUSD. </li></ul><...
Results Content Analysis
Results Content Analysis
Results Data Analysis <ul><li>To what extent do you use in your class? </li></ul><ul><li>53% students access once a week  ...
Data Analysis <ul><li>How effective has Moodle been? </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhat effective </li></ul><ul><li>47% as an educ...
Limitation <ul><li>Small sample size- Content analysis  </li></ul><ul><li>4 teachers, 2 content areas-science/social scien...
Conclusion <ul><li>Most teachers like use Moodle for saving time and communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of students...
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690 Moodle

  1. 1. <ul><li>Alternative Course Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Global community </li></ul>
  2. 2. Research Questions <ul><li>How are teachers using Moodle? </li></ul><ul><li>How effective is Moodle? </li></ul><ul><li>What type of student is using it? </li></ul><ul><li>How often are Students accessing the class? </li></ul><ul><li>Does discussion forums increase communication among students? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Literature Review <ul><li>Movement to Moodle- interface allows all content teachers to infuse technology into a class in any degree they fill comfortable with </li></ul><ul><li>SFSU positive responses towards the ease of expressing ideas and reading other opinions, but negative remarks about structure and the amount of time required to participate in online discussions (Beatty, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of accountability to engaged one another in mutually productive dialogue. </li></ul><ul><li>Important indicators - students’ raising of questions to stimulate each others’ thinking, increasing willingness to disclose their uncertainty about particular concepts and a tendency to seek assistance from each other. (Dougiamas, 2003) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Experimental Design <ul><li>Quantitative and Qualitative </li></ul><ul><li>Describe how teachers use Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Identify discussion content for forums/chats </li></ul><ul><li>10- Question survey </li></ul><ul><li>Content analysis of forums and chats. </li></ul><ul><li>Informal personal discussions </li></ul>
  5. 5. Procedure <ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>BTSA and Experienced (5-10 yrs) teachers in GUHSD and SDUSD. </li></ul><ul><li>Middle and High school students SDUSD science and social science classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Survey given to teachers and taken online through email. </li></ul><ul><li>Content analysis of middle and high schools forum and chat discussions in science and social science. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Results Content Analysis
  7. 7. Results Content Analysis
  8. 8. Results Data Analysis <ul><li>To what extent do you use in your class? </li></ul><ul><li>53% students access once a week </li></ul><ul><li>Most use component Posting assignments-weekly </li></ul><ul><li>Forums, grades and quizzes 44% access monthly </li></ul><ul><li>56% use it as a web page. </li></ul><ul><li>65% students use for academic purpose </li></ul>
  9. 9. Data Analysis <ul><li>How effective has Moodle been? </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhat effective </li></ul><ul><li>47% as an educational tool. </li></ul><ul><li>35% means of communication with students </li></ul><ul><li>44% creating a collaborative community </li></ul><ul><li>50% encourage student participation. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Limitation <ul><li>Small sample size- Content analysis </li></ul><ul><li>4 teachers, 2 content areas-science/social science. </li></ul><ul><li>8 classes </li></ul><ul><li>4 discussions middle and high school </li></ul><ul><li>20 students </li></ul><ul><li>Small sample survey- 16 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Homogenous group- tech savvy teachers </li></ul>
  11. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>Most teachers like use Moodle for saving time and communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of students like using it. </li></ul><ul><li>Forums and chats are primarily used for academics. </li></ul><ul><li>Content of communication defers between High school (Reflective) and Middle School (Collaborative). </li></ul><ul><li>How effective is it for instruction? </li></ul>

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