Effectiveness of MOODLE in Education System in Sri Lankan University

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Faiz MMT Marikar 1,* Neranjaka Jayarathne 1

1. Staff Development Centre, General Sir John Kotelawela Defence University, Rathmalana, 10390, Sri Lanka

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2016.02.07

Received: 13 Oct. 2015 / Revised: 2 Nov. 2015 / Accepted: 7 Dec. 2015 / Published: 8 Feb. 2016

Index Terms

E-learning, MOODLE, multiple choice questions, Online Exam, Printed Exam


This study examines students’ overview of the students’ online capabilities of course that we have implemented in the MOODLE platform in a developing country and underlying information technology principles that are critical for an in-depth understanding of e-learning. A structured multiple choice questionnaire was distributed among students’ who were enrolled in the certificate of teaching in higher education course at the General Sir John Kotelawela Defence University, Sri Lanka. A total of 31 students participated in this study and completed written and online multiple choice questionnaire on MOODLE. The outcome of this study shows that there is a strong positive response on e-learning on MOODLE platform. Almost 61% of them were able to get extreme good results in the online examination and observed late submission in both printed and online examination. Although the outcome is preliminary in nature, the results provide cause for concern over the status of e-learning education in MOODLE platform in Sri Lanka which is highly satisfactory.

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Faiz MMT Marikar, Neranjaka Jayarathne, "Effectiveness of MOODLE in Education System in Sri Lankan University", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), Vol.8, No.2, pp.54-58, 2016. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2016.02.07


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