Lärplattformar: En fallstudie av lärplattformarna vid Umeå universitet
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Umeå University currently uses two Course Management System, Moodle and Sakai (Cambro). Both Moodle and Sakai are based on open source code and are today the two more popular choices among Swedish Universities. They both have different strengths and weaknesses both from a technical perspective and a user perspective. This can create problems for a course responsible/teacher when it comes to planning the course structure at a distance course but also when planning the course structure on a campus course that uses a Course Management System. With this as my starting point my formulations of questions become:
- How do the Course Management Systems that Umeå University uses differs, both from a technical perspective and user perspective?
- What possibilities is there in the Course Management Systems to use a different Course Structure?
- Is there a noticeable difference on the view of Course Management System of teachers and students at different departments?
The purpose with my essay is to create a basis that course responsible/teacher can use to plan the course structure. For those teachers with a choice in which Course Management System they use, this essay can be used to see what Course Management System fits them the best. I have in my essay done a case study over the two Course Management System that are being used at Umeå University currently, Moodle and Sakai. The essay focuses on a technical perspective through a technical comparison of the systems that has been done with EduTools. The user perspective consists of interviews done with teachers and a survey done among students. The teachers and students are chosen through a theoretical selection.
The conclusions that I have been able to draw is that through a technical perspective Sakai is to be preferred, it has tools and functions that Moodle is missing. From a user point of view there is no big difference between Moodle and Sakai. Although Moodle has a bigger share of users that leaves the Course Management System with a good general impression, than Sakai has. The research findings has also attracted attention to some problems in Moodle and Sakai that are in need of improvement, these are problems that both the teachers that have been interview and the students taking part of the survey have pointed out. The research findings has also attracted attention to some problems from the technical comparison and review done by The National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 54 p.
Informatik Student Paper Bachelor (INFSPB), SPB 2010.13
Lärplattform. Moodle. Sakai.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-34973OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-34973DiVA: diva2:327308
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Ågren, Per-Olof, Universitetslektor
Nordström, Torbjörn, Universitetslektor