Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Teaching to teach with a LMS: the experience at University of Perugia
Maria Filomia, Valentino Santucic, Gianluca Vinti, Giovanni Maria Perfetto De Santis, Floriana Falcinelli, Giuseppe Frenguelli, Carlo Lorenzi, Alessio Moriconi, Donatella Siepi, Furia Valori, David Ranucci, Alfredo Milani, Massimiliano Marianelli

Last modified: 09-07-2018

Abstract


A Learning Management System (LMS) is nowadays a pivotal element in the education environment of a modern university. However, though it generally has a beneficial and positive impact on the education, a part of the teachers is sometimes reluctant to adopt a LMS because of the perceived usage difficulty. Therefore, it is clear that a key step in order to spread the use of a LMS is to teach to the teachers how to use it and which benefits their teaching activities can gain. In this paper, we report and analyze the experience we had at University of Perugia. An e-learning course has been released to the (approximately) 1000 teachers of the university with the aim of introducing them to the basic tools provided by the LMS. Importantly, the course has been created and delivered by means of UniStudium, i.e., the Moodle-based LMS deployed in our university. This allowed us to collect interesting quantitative and qualitative data that have been elaborated and analyzed. The analysis shows that the activities carried out reached a prominent percentage of teachers, by also providing us important suggestions and hints to guide our future activities in this direction.

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