Last week I gave a presentation at the Australian Moodlemoot titled "How and why do people use the Moodle Book module". The presentation shared some early explorations of how the courses, learners and teachers at one Australian University used the Moodle Book from 2012 through 2015.
I'm sharing here in case some of the findings might interest others. I'm also interested in hearing from folk at other institutions who have any insights into whether these findings are similar or very different.
This blog post gives an overview of some of more interesting findings, including links to interactive graphs of the data.
- Only very small percentages of students tend to read every chapter in most books.
- Courses using the Book module tend to have large enrollments.
- Surprisingly, until recently they also tended to have fewer online only students than is common at the university.
- The median number of Book resource per course was 3 and the median number of chapters per Book was 4 (though there were extremes - 80 books, 100 chapters, over 74,000 words).
- Almost no-one is using the import chapters functionality