MonSys - Monitoring System for Students andTutors of Postgraduate Courses of UNASUS /   UFMA in Distance mode using Moodle
Rômulo Martins França, Ana Emília Figueiredo de OliveiraUNASUS - Open University of Health Systems - Brazil, UFMA - Federa...
Introduction• The e-learning courses are supported by technological tools  that compensate for some limitations, as the di...
Introduction• Thus, Moodle has the entire history of the students, teachers  and tutors, but it´s necessary to retrieve on...
Objective• The objective of this paper is to present and evaluate MonSys  - Monitoring System of tutors and students - fro...
MonSys• The MonSys - Monitoring System was developed in PHP with  MySQL database and uses the tables in the Moodle (versio...
MonSys• For example, the number of accesses of tutors and students,  students grades, activities that were not evaluated b...
MonSys - Courses Module• In this module the user can:   – view the courses (number of students, beginning date, location, ...
MonSys - Courses Module                          9
MonSys - Courses Module                          10
MonSys - Courses Module                          11
MonSys - Courses Module                          12
MonSys – Alerts Module• Area to configure the alerts to students and tutors who do  not access the LMS for a certain perio...
Methodology• The course that we used in order to make the validation has  almost 600 students and 19 tutors.• Measuring pr...
Methodology• In this study, we used only one technician, so it was not  necessary to compare his speed and knowledge with ...
Methodology• Later, during another week, we timed the time spent by the  same technician to do the processing of student i...
Results• As a result, we obtained the times of measurement regarding  the specific steps undertaken.   – Using the Moodle:...
Results• More:  – quick identification of students and tutors with access difficulties or    problems to attend.  – reduct...
Conclusion• The results presented here, reducing the time spent by the  monitoring team of UNASUS / UFMA and greater acces...
Questions or doubts?Please, you can send to:romulomf@gmail.com                           20
Thank you!Obrigado!             21
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MonSys - Monitoring System for Students and Tutors of Postgraduate Courses of UNASUS / UFMA in Distance mode using Moodle

  1. 1. MonSys - Monitoring System for Students andTutors of Postgraduate Courses of UNASUS / UFMA in Distance mode using Moodle
  2. 2. Rômulo Martins França, Ana Emília Figueiredo de OliveiraUNASUS - Open University of Health Systems - Brazil, UFMA - FederalUniversity of Maranhão, romulomf@gmail.com,oliveira.anaemilia@gmail.comAlessandra DahmerUNASUS - Open University of Health Systems - Brazil, UFCSPA - University ofHealth Sciences of Porto Alegre, adahmer@gmail.comLina BarretoUNASUS - Open University of Health Systems - Brazil,linabarreto@gmail.com
  3. 3. Introduction• 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´s important that a distance learning course has a proper Learning Management System (LMS) that really supports the teaching / learning process. 3
  4. 4. Introduction• Thus, Moodle has the entire history of the students, teachers and tutors, but it´s necessary to retrieve online information for the monitoring of this history to be effective.• This information is dispersed in the pages or predefined reports within Moodle, demanding more time and work of a technical team to properly monitor the courses. 4
  5. 5. Objective• The objective 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 in e-learning post-graduation courses using Moodle. 5
  6. 6. MonSys• The MonSys - Monitoring System was developed in PHP with MySQL database and uses the tables in the Moodle (version 1.9 and 2.2) database to retrieve the information needed for monitoring the activities of students and tutors.• The MonSys was designed to monitor the performance of tutors and student activities in Moodle, in accordance with the guidelines established by the UNASUS / UFMA Monitoring Coordination. 6
  7. 7. MonSys• For example, the number of accesses of tutors and students, students grades, activities that were not evaluated by the tutors and activities not posted by the students.• The MonSys has only one type of user are the technicians who track and monitor students and tutors in Moodle. 7
  8. 8. MonSys - Courses Module• In this module the user can: – view the courses (number of students, beginning date, location, closing date). – get a summary of the course (start date, number of ratings, number of accesses, average number of accesses); – view the students grades in each discipline; – view tutors and students access in the discipline, according to an specified number of days; 8
  9. 9. MonSys - Courses Module 9
  10. 10. MonSys - Courses Module 10
  11. 11. MonSys - Courses Module 11
  12. 12. MonSys - Courses Module 12
  13. 13. MonSys – Alerts Module• Area to configure the alerts to students and tutors who do not access the LMS for a certain period of days. In this module, the user can: – create, edit, view and delete alerts; – enable or disable warnings; – determine the number of days without access and the message that will be sent to tutors and students. 13
  14. 14. Methodology• The course that we used in order to make the validation has almost 600 students and 19 tutors.• Measuring productivity of the Monitoring team was done by timing, which is determining the amount of time registers.• In addition, we measure the physical effort expended, to compare the performances of economy of motion introduced in a job. 14
  15. 15. Methodology• In this study, we used only one technician, so it was not necessary to compare his speed and knowledge with another professional.• During a week of May, specific measurements were performed, using a stopwatch to track the time spent by the technician of UNASUS / UFMA’s Monitoring team to do the processing of student information through Moodle, measuring the normal time for the execution of the activity. 15
  16. 16. Methodology• Later, during another week, we timed the time spent by the same technician to do the processing of student information through the MonSys.• The same physical environment, hardware and software were used for the study. 16
  17. 17. Results• As a result, we obtained the times of measurement regarding the specific steps undertaken. – Using the Moodle: almost 22 minutes for the processing of information of "students access to the module 6” (Activity A), and almost 45 minutes referring to the "sending activities of Module 3" (Activity B). – Using the MonSys: the measured times were almost 10 minutes and 18 minutes respectively.• There was a reduction of almost 55% of the time spent on data collection of the variable "Activity A", and almost 61% about the "Activity B". 17
  18. 18. Results• More: – quick identification of students and tutors with access difficulties or problems to attend. – reduction in the time of the search for students and tutors who do not access the Moodle; – reduction in the time of the search for students who didn’t do a certain activity in a Moodle course; – reduction in the time of the search for tutors who did not address a particular activity in a Moodle course; 18
  19. 19. Conclusion• The results presented here, reducing the time spent by the monitoring team of UNASUS / UFMA and greater access and monitoring the performance of students and tutors in postgraduate courses were expressive in view of the demand. 19
  20. 20. Questions or doubts?Please, you can send to:romulomf@gmail.com 20
  21. 21. Thank you!Obrigado! 21

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