AN EVALUATION STRATEGY FOR THE MOODLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT BASED ON BLOOMS TAXONOMY

Emily Bagarukayo, Theo P. van der Weide, Jude Lubega

Abstract

Learning environments are based on core foundations, describing how knowledge is acquired and used, the underlying pedagogical philosophy, the supported learning process, the role of technique and culture, and related pragmatics. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy (BDT) describes the various thinking skills, ranging from low to high order thinking skills. We relate the learning environment Moodle to BDT by relating the core foundations with the thinking skills. We evaluate Moodle from different points of views: - methods, effectiveness and comparison with the existing learning environments.

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Bagarukayo E., P. van der Weide T. and Lubega J. (2011). AN EVALUATION STRATEGY FOR THE MOODLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT BASED ON BLOOMS TAXONOMY . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8425-49-2, pages 422-426. DOI: 10.5220/0003342004220426


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@conference{csedu11,
author={Emily Bagarukayo and Theo P. van der Weide and Jude Lubega},
title={AN EVALUATION STRATEGY FOR THE MOODLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT BASED ON BLOOMS TAXONOMY},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2011},
pages={422-426},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003342004220426},
isbn={978-989-8425-49-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - AN EVALUATION STRATEGY FOR THE MOODLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT BASED ON BLOOMS TAXONOMY
SN - 978-989-8425-49-2
AU - Bagarukayo E.
AU - P. van der Weide T.
AU - Lubega J.
PY - 2011
SP - 422
EP - 426
DO - 10.5220/0003342004220426