Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation. 6th International Conference, ArtsIT 2017, and Second International Conference, DLI 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, October 30–31, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Access Moodle Using Smart Mobile Phones. A Case Study in a Greek University

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-76908-0_36,
        author={Stamatios Papadakis and Michail Kalogiannakis and Eirini Sifaki and Nikolas Vidakis},
        title={Access Moodle Using Smart Mobile Phones. A Case Study in a Greek University},
        proceedings={Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation. 6th International Conference, ArtsIT 2017, and Second International Conference, DLI 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, October 30--31, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT \& DLI},
        year={2018},
        month={3},
        keywords={Moodle Mobile access LMS Smart mobile devices},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-76908-0_36}
    }
    
  • Stamatios Papadakis
    Michail Kalogiannakis
    Eirini Sifaki
    Nikolas Vidakis
    Year: 2018
    Access Moodle Using Smart Mobile Phones. A Case Study in a Greek University
    ARTSIT & DLI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76908-0_36
Stamatios Papadakis1,*, Michail Kalogiannakis1,*, Eirini Sifaki2,*, Nikolas Vidakis3,*
  • 1: University of Crete
  • 2: Hellenic Open University
  • 3: Technological Educational Institution of Crete
*Contact email: stpapadakis@gmail.com, mkalogian@edc.uoc.gr, eirini_sifaki@yahoo.gr, nv@ie.teicrete.gr

Abstract

The use of learning management systems (LMS) has grown considerably in universities around the world. This study investigated how often students used a mobile phone to access various activities on Moodle. The students’ point of view is important since they are the main users of the offered teaching technique and can cooperate in implementing and improving an e-course as a very important stakeholder in the e-learning process. A survey on self-reported usage was filled by 122 university students in a course offered by the faculty of Preschool Education at the University of Crete. Follow-up interviews were conducted to solicit students’ perceptions on mobile access to Moodle and the underlying reasons. The results show significant differences in students’ usage of various Moodle activities via mobile phones. Students’ responses also suggest that Moodle is used merely as an electronic document repository and not as an effective learning tool due to the limitations of mobile access on usability and reliability.