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Preference of the Use of Moodle as a Learning Management Systems in Brazilian Universities

Manoel M. A. Lima1, George L. R. Brito1, and Elaine B. Caldeira2
1. Federal University of Tocantins – UFT, Brazil
2. Federal Institute of Brasília - IFB, Brazil

Abstract—In this paper aims to discuss the reasons that lead Brazilian universities to prefer Moodle as a Learning Management Systems. The study was based on the studies of [1]-[4] and the results were sought in a survey carried out in 60 (sixty) of the main universities of the country raising the environments used for them. The research is of an exploratory nature. The study reveals that the Moodle Learning Machine Systems has had the preference of the great majority of Brazilian Universities as a tool both to promote the interactive process between students and teachers and between the students themselves in distance courses, as well as in support of face-to-face teaching. The study also revealed the existence of two new environments, the Canvas and the Virtual Class, which emerge as new alternatives as tools to propel the interactive process both for those involved in distance courses and as support for face-to-face teaching.
Index Terms—learning management systems, distance education, information and communication technologies

Cite: Manoel M. A. Lima, George L. R. Brito, and Elaine B. Caldeira, "Preference of the Use of Moodle as a Learning Management Systems in Brazilian Universities," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 301-307, December 2019. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.5.4.301-307