Comparing Writely and Moodle online assignment submission and assessment

Petrus, Khaleel and Sankey, Michael (2007) Comparing Writely and Moodle online assignment submission and assessment. In: 3rd International Conference on Pedagogies and Learning, 26-28 Sept 2007, Springfield, Queensland.


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[Abstract]: This paper discusses the diverse and changing teaching environments in the higher education sector. With the extensive use of Internet and the availability of numerous online interaction tools, students are increasingly participating in, and requesting access to, features such as electronic course materials, online forums, automated response facilities and mechanisms for electronic assignment submission. As USQ moves to provide more of these flexible online environments, particularly to assist in the assessment of student learning outcomes, it is equally important for lecturing staff to select the most appropriate mechanisms and assignment submission tools to assist their students in this process. This paper reports on a pilot study performed to investigate student perceptions of using two online collaborative software systems for submitting assignment work and receiving feedback; Writely and Moodle. An online survey was presented to the students to quantify their preferences in using these two online facilities with respect to intuitiveness, convenience of use and responsiveness. Comments were also sought from students to: Explain why they made their particular choices and report on any problems they encountered. The survey also offered them the opportunity to provide further feedback. The quantitative data provides a clear indication that the students prefer using the Moodle system over Writely while the qualitative data give a clear indication as to why this was the case.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ publication. The authors retain individual copyright of their own papers.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2008 09:55
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: online assignment submission, Moodle, student feedback, assessment
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation

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