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Guidelines for Designing Distance Learning Courses via Moodle to Enhance Students Satisfaction and Achievements

Hassan Abuhassna, Noraffandy Yahya, Megat Aman Zahiri Megat Zakaria, Qusay Al-Maatouk, and Fareed Awae

Abstract—This research aims to develop guidelines on designing Distance Learning (DL) courses through Moodle system to enhance student’s satisfaction and academic achievements in online learning environments. This research consists of two main phases; phase one aims to develop a DL course based on ADDIE course design strategy via Moodle system; phase two was the interview part, wherein a qualitative approach was employed to give an inclusive insight into this matter. Ten participants were interviewed. The interview group consists of two, three, and four participants in each group. Based on the interview results the researcher noted that student autonomy or self-educating is the key point for the students to overcome the challenges during the DL experience. The interviewees commented that this experience had improved their satisfaction in several ways. In conclusion, this experience provided them with a platform where they can be more active and collaborative in their own learning process.

Index Terms—Online learning, moodle, distance learning, e-learning.

Hassan AbuHassna, Norafandy Yahya, Megat Aman Zahiri Megat Zakaria, and Fareed Awae are with Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, School of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia (e-mail: mahassan@utm.my, fandymcl@gmail.com, megataman@utm.my, afareed@utm.my).
Qusay Al-Maatouk is with School of Technology, Asia Pacific University of technology and Innovation, 57000, Bukit Jalil, Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail: Qusay@staffemail.apu.edu.my).

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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