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May I humbly offer my experience with installing, running and teaching in a one-teacher, 105 students, 2 subject installation of Moodle in our college. Apologies in advance for grammar or whatever. This paper is for my own use and has not been presented to a panel of experts yet (aside from you), and has not been edited by another person except myself.
Following is its abstract:
An exploratory study on use of the Learning Management System Moodle to two social science subjects. By installing a one teacher-105 student scale LMS, this research was interested in the LMS management and teaching experience it would provide. Furthermore, it intended to survey the students' level of participation, and factors that affect students' acceptance of online courses. Three classes in the College of Arts, Sciences and Teacher Education at Philippine Christian University participated in this study. Online activities were given in their subjects "Life and Works of Rizal" and "Economic Philosophers".
Findings showed that one teacher can install, manage and teach in an LMS. It was affordable, easy to use, and easy to maintain. Problems can be solved with existing documentation and help from a community of Moodle users around the world. However, teaching online involved additional workload. It was also found that student participants had low participation in the online courses mainly due to lack of computers and internet connection. Furthermore, most students had a negative attitude toward stand-alone online courses because of a perception that it lacks reality. This attitude was found to be associated with ownership of landline telephones. It was conjectured that landline telephones may condition students into accepting virtual reality and thereby accepting online courses.
Improvements to the course were proposed to increase participation, and further study on the conjecture regarding telephones, virtual reality and acceptance of online courses.
The full text of the paper can be found here: http://tagalog.ws/mod/resource/view.php?id=335