Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(12B), pp. 8383 - 8392
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.082644
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The Use of Learner Management System (MOODLE) in Promoting Teaching and Learning

Ayanda Pamella Deliwe *
Faculty of Business and Economic Science, Nelson Mandela University, University Way, Summerstrand, 6019, South Africa


The term e-learning was introduced in the 1990s with the emergence of new technology-based education where information was transferred via the internet. Most Universities have incorporated e-learning to enhance teaching and learning. This enhancement came with several challenges in developing countries. E-learning has been viewed as a positive initiative in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) as it is said to improve opportunities for critical thinking, develop better problem-solving abilities and assist in the improvement of productivity and efficiency of employees. In other words, e-learning is one of the forms of building capacity as the advantages are not only limited to HEIs they go beyond the workplace as well. It is for this reason that researchers need to engage in continuous research on how to improve e-learning so it can be beneficial to universities. This article seeks to understand the Learner Management System (LMS) MOODLE use in enhancing teaching and learning. There are four research questions which the study seeks to address. In addressing the research questions a mixed-method approach was used where six participants at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal were interviewed on one-on-one interviews and 501 questionnaires were collected from student participants. The results revealed that one of the main reasons why MOODLE was chosen as a LMS is that it is a free open system. Moreover, participants highlighted that the use of MOODLE is limited at the university as it is mostly used for uploading notes. Based on the information gathered from participants and literature some recommendations were given on how universities can utilise MOODLE to its best capacity.

E-Learning, MOODLE, Learner Management System, Teaching and Learning

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[1] Ayanda Pamella Deliwe , "The Use of Learner Management System (MOODLE) in Promoting Teaching and Learning," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 8, No. 12B, pp. 8383 - 8392, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.082644.

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Ayanda Pamella Deliwe (2020). The Use of Learner Management System (MOODLE) in Promoting Teaching and Learning. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 8(12B), 8383 - 8392. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.082644.