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English as foreign language student teachers' perceptions of the use of moodle in a foundations of education course

By Wajeha Thabit Al-Ani

Abstract

In order to design an effective e-learning environment,\ud the present study investigated English as Foreign Language (EFL)students’ perceptions of the use of Moodle as a course management system in a Foundations of Education (FOE) course at the College of Education. The study also aimed at exploring statistically significant differences between student teachers’ perceptions that can be attributed to gender, residence, year in the program, computer skills, and GPA variables. Data were collected from a sample of 60\ud students using a questionnaire. Findings showed that using Moodle increases students’ participation in learning, exchanging ideas and knowledge (μ = 4.37). Over half the total number of students preferred to use chat rooms and forums in computer labs to formal lecture rooms. Findings also showed that there are statistically significant differences between student responses related to year\ud in the program in favor of students in their third and fourth year.With regard to obstacles facing students, the fi ndings showed that most of these obstacles revolve around technical issues and frequent computer errors. Based on these findings, several recommendations were made

Topics: LB2300 Higher Education
Publisher: UUM College of Arts and Sciences
OAI identifier: oai:repo.uum.edu.my:555
Provided by: UUM Repository

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