Using the student voice to plan our Moodle - Mark Glynn, Eamon Costello

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Using the student voice to plan our Moodle - Mark Glynn, Eamon Costello

Presented at Edinburgh Moodlemoot 2014
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Using the student voice to plan our Moodle - Mark Glynn, Eamon Costello

  1. 1. Student “Moodle usage” survey
  2. 2. Overview • National VLE Survey • 3 DCU iterations- '09 '11 '13 • 2013 figures • >1800 students • 90% Full time students • 40% were first year • 75% under 24 years old
  3. 3. 26 Questions e.g. How often do you use Moodle? If you do not use Moodle, why not? For each of the statements below, choose whether you ..... Is there anything else that prevents you from getting the best use of Moodle? What is the most important thing you would like to see improved about Moodle?
  4. 4. Q1 - How often do you use…? 2009 2011 2013
  5. 5. Q2 – Use of Moodle
  6. 6. Q3 - What proportion of your coursework 2009 2011 2013
  7. 7. Q4 - If not, why not?
  8. 8. Q5 – How useful is Moodle for….? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% ClassAnnouncements LectureNotes OtherCourseDocuments ReadingListsand recommendedonlinelearning resources OnlineDiscussion Quizzes PlagiarismDetection(TurnItIn) SubmittingAssignments; Recommendedvideos, screencastsandpodcasts Do not use Not very useful Useful Very useful
  9. 9. Q7 –Where do you access from 0.0% 20.0% 40.0% 60.0% 80.0% 100.0% 120.0% Home Workplace OpenAccess LabsonCampus Departmental Computerlabs Laptopson Campus Wirelessaccess outsidecampus Mobilephone device(e.g Smartphone, iPhone) TabletDevice(e.g iPad,Android tablet)
  10. 10. Q10 - What prevented you Lecturers notes were not up in advance It is very user unfriendly Appearance is bland Surge in usage prevented assignment upload DCU Moodle crashes No mobile app available
  11. 11. Q11 - Statements 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 UsingMoodlegivesme moreaccesstomylecturers UsingMoodlechangesthe hoursIcanstudy UsingMoodlegivesmemore accesstoresourcesand learningmaterials Gettingnotesononline makesmelesslikelytogoto lectures Iammorelikelyto communicatewithmylecturer whenusingMoodle(egaska questiononline) Iwouldlikemylecturersto makemoreuseofMoodle Mylecturersmakegooduse ofMoodle Iwouldprefergettingmaterial inhardcopyhandoutsto havingitputonMoodle Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
  12. 12. Q13 - Most important thing 2009 2011 2013
  13. 13. Conclusions Lecturers use of Moodle It is very user unfriendly, no mobile app Student Focus groups Change in IT infrastructure Integration with existing systems Moodle Clinics Anonymous to confidential

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