Hi. I'm doing a Research Project entitled:
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A MOODLE LMS TO INCREASE SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING HOURS AMONG STUDENTS STUDYING IT COURSES AT STAMFORD COLLEGE MALACCA.
I am particularly interested in investigating and implementing ways to engage students with Moodle. So far, what I have found so far is that:
1. Moodle by itself (per se) is "okay", what with all its standard tools like Quizzes, Book, etc., but throw in non-standad mods like Class Voter, Nanogong voice embed, etc., and it gets better...and then throw in Web 2.0 tools like Today's Meet, WallWisher, VoiceThread, Xerte, Youtube, Apture, Wordle, Wall-Wisher, etc., inside a Moodle course and it gets really "Oh lala!".
2. Students like the Quiz module and seeing the quiz results block. Howeverm mashing the Moodle quiz with other tools like Xetre or Youtube videos makes for a more engaging Multimedia assessment atmosphere. For exmaple, see: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=168937
3. Adding SCORM games like "Penalty Shootout" from contentgenerator.net adds the fun factor into Moodle. Puts the smile on the students' faces when they sit in front of the computer.
4. Adding Virtual Classrooms like Wiziq and BigBlueButton modules brings about a live dimension to e-learning. Plus the chat features are fun on both services.
Does anyone know of anyone who has done similiar research?
Anyone's work in this area that I MUST KNOW ABOUT or MUST READ?
What are the key theories in E-learning that I should be aquainted with?
Who are some key people in E-learning that I should be aquainted with?