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Structuring and moodleing a course: Case studies at the polytechnic of Porto - School of engineering

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4 Author(s)
Alves, G.R. ; Sch. of Eng., Electr. Eng. & Phys. Dept., Polytech. of Porto, Porto, Portugal ; Marques, A. ; Viegas, C. ; Lobo, C.C.

This work presents a comparative study covering four different courses lectured at the Polytechnic of Porto - School of Engineering, in respect to the usage of a particular Learning Management System, i.e. Moodle, and its impact on students' results. Even though positive correlation factors exist, e.g. between the number of Moodle accesses versus the final exam grade obtained by each student, the explanation behind it may not be straightforward. Mapping this particular factor to course numbers reveals that the quality of the resources might be preponderant and not only their quantity. This paper also addresses teachers who used this platform as a complement to their courses (b-learning) and identifies some particular issues they should be aware in order to potentiate students' engagement and learning.

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Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 2012 IEEE

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17-20 April 2012

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