A Journey in Moodle: Lessons Learned in Insitutionalizing an Open-Source Constructionist Blended Learning Tool

Abstract

Utilizing technologies to enhance traditional forms of learning is an important task for institutions, particularly in a maturing education system. The educational use of ICT is beset with literature that can be consulted when starting in this endeavor. Moreover, technology practitioners coordinating with members of faculty and getting the required support from management, regularly discuss features of the system chosen, adoption and deployment strategies, support services that need to be rendered, and evaluation of different aspects of the system. These issues are of paramount importance for Nizwa College of Technology, as it implements institution-wide blended learning strategy in the delivery of courses. This paper reports the experience of NCT in this area. It outlines issues encountered during the operationalization of the aforementioned pedagogy. The paper focuses on the continuous analyses of experiences of users in the blended learning approach, as well as the technical capabilities of Moodle as the learning management system (LMS) of choice for NCT. It aims to provide readers with lessons learned, ongoing work, and plan for the future regarding this matter. Institutions embarking on similar initiatives can take advantage of NCT’s experience to ease their way in the implementation and get better understanding of deployment and related issues.



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Rolando M. Lontok Jr., Nizwa College of Technology, Oman
Alice M. Lontok, Nizwa College of Technology, Oman

Paper Information
Conference: ACTC2015
Stream: Moodle and Classroom Teaching

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