Here's a guest article (on Larry Cuban's blog) about a Masters project case study by Steve Cannici which compared using paper vs. Google services (Drive, Classroom, etc.), in terms of how easy each was to use. The conclusion:
"It turned out that students were able to retrieve artifacts more frequently and more quickly compared to when they had to use a computer, accessing Google Drive for instance. It wasn’t even close either. Artifacts from a binder were retrieved in seconds compared to minutes with Google Drive (if they were retrieved at all). Here’s the kicker, the survey results showed that most students preferred using the computer and felt they worked more efficiently with it. Go figure…"
I'm wondering how using Moodle would compare to Google's Ed/file storage services. Moodle has activity completion and student file management built in at a course level. It seems like an ideal candidate to re-run this experiment and see what the differences are. Ultimately, the idea is to be more convenient and helpful to use than paper.
What do you think?