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Better user experiences with Moodle


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Better user experiences with Moodle

  1. 1. Better user experiences,better learning experiences?Carol Shergold, Head of learning systemsJohn Davies, Education developerStuart Lamour, User experience developerPaolo Oprandi, Moodle managerMark Parsons, E-learning support officer
  2. 2. The uploading process, for one thing, is very complicated Never figured out how to upload items ! .. it was endlessly complicated and I gave up in clicks the endData source: 2007 staff survey
  3. 3. How can we improveusers’ experiences?
  4. 4. EvaluationNumber of clicks to carry out common tasksFor example, file upload now require 5 clicks (reduced from 9)
  5. 5. Staff opinions of Study Direct I feel that Study Direct supports my teaching 2012 2007 83% 75% n = 100 n = 65
  6. 6. What are your favourite Study Direct features? ‘I like it that you can add sections and reorder the material within those sections’ ‘New file upload system is a big improvement on the previous set up’ ‘User interface [similar] to other popular….software’
  7. 7. Student opinions of Study Direct I feel that Study Direct is easy to use I feel that Study Direct supports my learning 94Percentage agree / strongly agree 92 90 Both measures have increased 88 significantly over time 86 (P<0.0001, chi square test) 84 82 80 2008 2009 2010 2011 Based on survey of 1st year undergraduate students 2008 n = 1,088; 2009 n = 640; 2010 n = 667; 2011 n = 537
  8. 8. Where next?
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