Looking at the reports grades and statistics of courses against achievement grades may help you to identify those who use Moodle regularly to those who don't and the impact on achievement. Also the 'Feedback' option is a great feature to use as a questionnaire tool for students. We use these at the end of each course to measure the quality of the courses and how learners benefited from the course. The feedback tool allows you to personalize questions and have a varied style of question in one questionnaire.
I hope this helps
From: UK Moodle Users JISCmail list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Allen Crawford Thomas
Sent: 31 July 2009 14:41
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Subject: [MOODLE-UK] Moodle and Teaching
I posted the below on the MOODLE WM list on the a week or so ago:
I was recently asked a question regarding Moodle; in particular as a teacher in
FE, what evidence could I produce which clearly showed a course on Moodle
had made a significant contribution to the successful learning outcomes of
students and thus an impact on course success and retention rates.
Although a simple question, I found it hard to quickly produce some concrete
evidence. I could find some quite amazing facts, e.g. the Moodle Org has
some interesting statistics
http://moodle.org/stats/ as of 21 - 7- 2009
For example there are:
* 34'867 registered sites in 198 countries.
* There are 2,242,007 courses.
* There 23,954,389 users.
* With 1,099,629 teachers.
* There are 13,195,931 enrolments.
* 33,978,77 forum postings.
Although interesting this did not really help me answer the question. I have
done an initial Google Scholar search, but so far I have only found articles
relating to VLE (sometimes based on Moodle) and teaching practice.
I am sure there must be evidence out there to help me answer the question.
Can anyone help?
I look forward to hearing from you.
To date I have only recieved one response. I appreciate I have asked this
question during the main holiday time, so perhaps people have not yet had a
chance to read it. However, if anyone in the wider MOODLE UK community can
point me in the right direction, or indeed if you are or know someone who is
gathering evidence about Moodle and teaching; it would be great to hear from