Moodle-Based Learning: Motivating and Demotivating Factors

Tatiana Yurievna Aikina, Liudmila Mikhailovna Bolsunovskaya

Abstract


Over the past 10 years, a lot of universities worldwide have designed different online courses available to their students. The emergence of online courses makes Higher Education a more flexible and elastic concept. The present paper documents a qualitative study that examines motivating and demotivating factors in using Moodle for English language learning in higher schools. The survey encompasses data collected from 137 students and 20 teachers in a higher technical school (Russia) with a focus on students’ and teachers’ perception of Moodle-based learning. Analysis of the obtained data reveals a set of factors concerning pedagogical, technical, management approaches towards Moodle implementation. The results suggest further development of positive experiences and minimizing demotivating factors in online learning environment.

Keywords


Moodle, collaborative learning, English language learning, e-learning, innovative approach

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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