I teach French in a secondary school in Aiken, South Carolina. This year I have taught courses in 2nd and 4th year French. Every year, I have had at least a couple of students fail to meet the standards, usually in first or second year.
This year, I have NO, repeat NO students failing. NONE AT ALL! And I have a couple who would have failed in previous years, who came to me with very low marks from French 1. On the French National Exam, written by the American Association of Teachers of French, I had extraordinary results as well, with my top students.
For the greater part of the second semester, I have been using moodle to provide additional practice opportunities for my students, and it has paid off incredibly. I only realized this yesterday when I received a printout of my grades from guidance. I had already checked for unsuccessful graduating seniors, but not all my students.
I have not changed how I teach. As a matter of fact I have covered more material that I ever have. I have not been grading less stringently. Nothing has changed except that I have provided an opportunity for students to practice and review on moodle.
I cannot imagine a class where this resource would not be beneficial. If you have doubts, come talk to me about it.
Martin, you cannot imagine how grateful I am!