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In the current Information Age, technology is taking the lead in moving teaching and learning beyond that which was once viewed as typically didactic approach to knowledge acquisition. The outcome of this research paper have explored the importance of MOODLE learning platform and its contribution in promoting flexible teaching, and the need for supported action (through bespoke CPD) to assist teachers / tutors develop differentiated learning resources that has a dual purpose of improving flexibility in learning and assessment outcomes for students. There is also the need to foster collaborative working partnership between curriculum areas through management intervention in appointing dedicated ILT champions to increase teacher confidence in developing interactive teaching and learning resources. In order to make MOODLE learning platform an effective medium for the enhancement of teaching and learning, it is recommended that management incorporate into the college strategic plan(s), a focused induction at the beginning of the academic year for students to familiarise themselves with relevant features of learning / interactive tools available on the platform.
Impact of MOODLE platform on the pedagogy
of students and staff: Cross-curricular comparison
Emerson Abraham Jackson
1,2
Published online: 18 September 2015
#Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
Abstract In the current Information Age, technology is taking the lead in moving
teaching and learning beyond that which was once viewed as typically didactic
approach to knowledge acquisition. The outcome of this research paper have explored
the importance of MOODLE learning platform and its contribution in promoting
flexible teaching, and the need for supported action (through bespoke CPD) to assist
teachers / tutors develop differentiated learning resources that has a dual purpose of
improving flexibility in learning and assessment outcomes for students. There is also
the need to foster collaborative working partnership between curriculum areas through
management intervention in appointing dedicated ILT Champions to increase teacher
confidence in developing interactive teaching and learning resources. In order to make
MOODLE learning platform an effective medium for the enhancement of teaching and
learning, it is recommended that management incorporate into the college strategic
plan(s), a focused induction at the beginning of the academic year for students to
familiarise themselves with relevant features of learning / interactive tools available on
the platform.
Keywords MOODLE.Collaboration .Socialisat ion .Qualification.Su bjectificatio n .E-
Learning
Educ Inf Technol (2017) 22:177193
DOI 10.1007/s10639-015-9438-9
A doctoral researcher at the Centre of West African Studies [researching Forest Policy, Livelihood and
Governance] and an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute Forest. Also a teacher of ICT and an action
researcher in the area of learning technology.
*Emerson Abraham Jackson
emersonjackson69@gmail.com; EAJ392@bham.ac.uk
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111 Alamein Gardens, Dartford, Kent DA2 6BW, UK
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Chartered Institute of Foresters, Edinburgh, UK
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