Efficacy of Moodle Forums in Teaching and Learning

Abstract

Lecturer-centered pedagogy of teaching and learning is becoming less effective to deliver courses. As a graduate outcome of current programs fail to impress students, it is time to look at what can be done to enhance the learning experience. Moodle is now deployed widely by the Universities and private higher education providers in Australia. This paper investigates the functionality of Moodle forum, and how it can be used to enhance learning outcome. A questionnaire will be designed and distributed to participants (students) to get their thoughts on how forums can help them to learn better. This paper will examine the efficacy of forum to attain higher retention and better learning outcomes in the higher education sector. The focus is also on how to improve blended, self-directed and flipped learning - a crucial factor all employers and academic institutions expect of current students.



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Min Prasad Gurung, Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

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Conference: ACE2018
Stream: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity

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