Students’ Attitude Towards Moodle Learning Management System as A Teaching Strategy in Nursing Educations
Keywords:Moodle, Teaching Strategy, Student, Nursing Education
Background and objectives: Moodle stand for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. It was created in Australia by Martin Dougiamas. Moodle is freely available as open-source software, and is flexible and easy to modify. The aim of this study was to evaluate attitude of nursing students towards using Moodle as a learning management system in the nursing programs.
Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted at the College of Nursing in Erbil city-Kurdistan Region-Iraq. The study included 100 nursing and midwifery students. A non-probability-convenience sampling technique was used to enroll 100 nursing students by submitting a questionnaire to assess their perspectives about new teaching methods such as Moodle in their learning process.
Results: The vast majority of the study sample was female and third-year stage students. Most of the students were living in the urban area and mostly is unmarried. Most of the students believed that Moodle improved their academic performance in the teaching process at the College of Nursing.
Conclusion: There was believed that Moodle as a teaching strategy in nursing education programs has a pivotal role in attracting nursing students to learn.
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