4 Reasons Why Teaching Staff Should Not Doubt Moodle

If you asked any Professor or student the idea of an online, computerized system to manage courses in schools would be a dream come true. Ideally, it would be a pleasant, teaching \ learning efficiency enhancer. For some this dream has been fully realized. For others a horror to be dependent on computerized systems.

Moodle, is one such platform. An excellent platform for online education, Moodle can make even the biggest anti-technological users believe in online education.

Here are4 reasons why.

1. Unite the Classroom Under One Platform

In the social network age, it is easy to unite people for a discussion or meeting. The impact of platforms like Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter and E-mails (as well as file sharing platforms like Dropbox and Google Docs) has made connecting to share ideas easier than ever..

Moodle’s main strength is the ability to be a social network which adapts specific features relevant for the online classroom.  Online file management, discussion boards, grading systems, instant messaging, assignment submission and online quizzes are some of the features that makes Moodle the perfect solution for online education.

Moodle gives its administrative users (administrators, teachers) a strong tool for supervision, which enables them to monitor professorial performance, by building course templates that aid in the process of building a course syllabus at the beginning of each semester. It also helps monitor the progress of the class, and evaluate the course when it ends.

2. Better Knowledge Sharing

The Moodle platform is well known for its ability to contain a variety of opinions and types of personalities.  It enables everyone’s voice to be heard not only the extroverts, but introverted people as well.

Shyness is a non-factor, as everybody can access any knowledge available on the platform, as well as interact with their professor.

From the teacher’s perspective, the system enables them to better interact with all of their students. Since some teachers express themselves better in writing than through oral expression, Moodle is another (and for some even better) way to pass their knowledge to the students, as an additive to the oral classroom.

3. Friendly Interface and UX with 24\7 Accessibility

Moodle’s user experience is built for the non-technological person, the icons, buttons and page design enables every user (administrator, teacher or even a student) to handle the platform with minimal training.

Given the upsides we discussed, the Moodle’s friendly interface is another reason why every teacher should be thrilled to use the platform.

Moodle, as an online, on cloud platform, is available 24\7.   It neither sleeps nor goes on vacation.   The online platform reduces the need for visiting hours, and logistics (papers, printers, ink)

4. Compatibility with Real – Time Assistance Applications

If all the arguments above have not been persuasive enough, the Moodle platform is compatible with a real – time on web assistance application like WalkMe, which aids the user to perform every single action the system offers.

WalkMe helps to cut the learning and adapting curve, and instantly boosts site usability and user productivity. The result is an improved user confidence.

Real time assistance like WalkMe is the perfect way to encourage even the biggest detractors to use the online educating systems.

Nicole Lewis is the Lead Author & Editor of MyLMStips. MyLMStips is dedicated to providing the most engaging topics, information, tips and tricks surrounding Moodle®. It's a place where Moodle® users can receive guidance on how to get the most out of it and increase their productivity and progress.