Title: EFFECT OF MOODLE ON LEARNING: AN OMAN PERCEPTION

Issue Number: Vol. 1, No. 4
Year of Publication: 2011
Page Numbers: 746-752
Authors: Nauman Ahmad, Zuhoor Al-Khanjari
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong

Abstract:


The world is emerging in a comprehensive society and internet and other related technologies are becoming dominant and widespread, nations are inflowing to the digital phase. In the world of WWW, Moodle is used for instruction and learning in education. This study explored the effect of Moodle on students learning taking a course “Basic Computing Skills” offered for the foundation program at Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. Digital course material was used in the study. Students and instructors were continuously e- connected for exchanging their ideas, information, questions and answers. In response of their queries and discussions, required material and information were published on Moodle‟s course website. The results revealed that however students had little experience of Moodle at the beginning of the course but headed for the end they had valued the significance and use of Moodle as it is accessible from every internet enabled location at any time. They were comfortable using Moodle overall, and experienced its importance. Moodle also helped them in better understanding and learning the course material through the revision of their course web contents, and especially students preferred face to face approach, but supported with online Moodle activities as a favorite mode of learning.