Martin-Blas Serrano-Fernandeza - Computers & Education 2008

The role of new technologies in the learning process: Moodle as a teaching tool in Physics

Teresa Martín-Blas and Ana Serrano-Fernándeza

In this work we present an overview of the undergraduate online Physics course that we have implemented in the Moodle platform. This course has been developed as an enhancement of the face-to-face courses. The aim of this course is to create an online learning community which helps both teachers and students to have a virtual space where we can share knowledge through different kinds of supervised activities, chats and forums. As we will show in this paper, the students’ response to this initiative has been very good: the online Physics course helps them to reinforce their abilities and knowledge.