Online Teaching and Learning in Transition Faculty Perspectivees on moving from Blackboard to the Moodle Learning Management System By Brian Beatty and Connie Ulasewicz
• Online teaching and learning has been in transition for its entire existance.• The number of online courses has grown rapidly.• In San Francisco State University, approximately 90% of their faculty who use online technologies use the Blackboard LMS and the rest
This article presents the selections of 2 SFSU faculty using the Moodle LMS for the first time:1. Dr. Connie Ulasewicz ,this was the first time using any online LMS to support classroom teaching and learning.2. Dr.Brian Beaty , the new system was a change from using tht
Connie’s experience :• My pedagogical style is to create an open and active participation in discussions environment.• My desire in useing an online tool was to facilitate interaction ,connect and continue to dialog outside of the classroom .• Blackboard online discussions is limited and it was not interactive or creative tool.• I prefer Moodle for its screen ( user
Brian’s experience : In using Moodle for the fist time, I had the opportunity to compare my experiences with Blackboard with Moodle systems.
I will address four main issues of comparison:1. Interface ease of use : I prefer Moodle .2. Author control of posts: I prefer Blackboard.3. Difficulty sharing student work : I prefer Blackboard .
Conclusion• Connie : Moodle is very much an interactive tool for both student and faculty.• Brian : Information technology , Instructional design and faculty advisory committees must make the decision integrity to switch from commercial online tool to alternative online tool.
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