Ppt moddle in panamanian higher education

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Ppt moddle in panamanian higher education

  1. 1. Saraith González
  2. 2. Moodle in Panamanian Higher Education Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a free open-source learning management system or e-Learning platform, that serves educators and learners across the globe. Moodle was developed in 2002 by Martin Dougiamas to help educators create online courses with a focus on interaction and collaborative construction of content
  3. 3. In Panama, Moodle was used for first time in 2000, it was a project created by Universidad Tecnologica de Panama. They had this initiative in order to change the way of learning allowing people to get the opportunity to study using a virtual platform. They designed a virtual program called Aulanet . In 2010, a group of teachers designed and developed a project called MLEA( Mobile Learning Environment Adapter) to use Moodle in android based devices.
  4. 4. Role of Moodle in Panamanian Higher Education  Its main role is to change the way of teaching and learning process opening the opportunity to have access to the knowledge in a different way.  Using this kind of modality of learning the participant should have a degree of responsibility because he/she is the direct responsible of his/her own progress.
  5. 5. Due to the impact of using Moodle from its creation here in Panama, different higher education institutions have been developing different courses using this educational virtual platform changing the traditional way of acquiring knowledge.
  6. 6. CRU BOCAS DEL TORO For instance, in 2012 the English Department at the CRU Bocas del Toro had a Workshop Seminar about Virtual Learning which aim was reinforce knowledge of teachers an students in the use of Moodle platform. This kind of platform is also known a LMS(Learning Management System) The implementation of this kind of technology places to the CRU Bocas del Toro a step ahead on higher education in the area.
  7. 7. UDELAS UNIVERSITY UDELAS University took the initiative to get into Moodle Platform last year on November 2013, putting into practice a training workshop “Use and Application of Moodle 2x Platform for Teaching and Research”.
  8. 8. CONCLUSION  Moodle is a web application for a virtual environment.  Panamanian higher education institutions are putting into practice the use of Moodle platform in the teaching of different courses.

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