Moodle as a Learning Environment in Promoting Conceptual Understanding for Secondary School Students
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Liverpool Hope University, UK
Secondary Education Teacher, GREECE
University of Crete, GREECE
Publish date: 2013-12-14
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2013;9(1):11–21
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of e-learning, as a pedagogical tool, for changing initial conceptions when learning about physics by using the learning management System of the Moodle platform. Our study provides an empirical exploration of the pedagogical use of Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) in order to investigate a) the change of students’ conception of fundamental issues in electricity and b) their attitudes towards the use of this LMS system. Analysis of questionnaire data shows a slight improvement in students’ performance and this difference is associated with participants’ conceptual understanding. Students had strong attitudes towards blended learning but this was not reflected upon their intention to further use the LMS, as expressed in responses to the TAM’s questionnaire.