Technology has touched many aspects of our lives, education
being one pronounced one. The current buzzword of e-learning and
distance education are the derivatives of modern technology, and has
become prevalent in our current societies.
Teachers of high schools and colleges are asked to develop
their course contents for both the classroom students and the ones who
will be studying online. A number of researches in this regard have
highlighted the drawback of online learning, particularly of
asynchronous learning programs. Though, students have the ease of time
flexibility and they can login to their system anytime to access the
course material, the efficiency of direct interaction is compromised.
Online video conferencing and chat rooms have been developed in this
respect to imitate real classroom environment in the online one. These
strategies have proved beneficial, but they also have several
unavoidable limitations and drawbacks that dilute the learning
experience of the online learners, the issues with internet connectivity
and voice quality for example.
Moodle open-source learning platform, launched in 2002, has proven to
be the most effective and interactive online learning platform to date.
Not only it is easier to use for both teachers and students, the
endless features and applications give the opportunity to teachers to
enhance the learning experience of the students.