Integrating Moodle in the Teaching of a First-year Medical Course: A Case Study | mOOdle_ation[s] |

"We have recently used a popular open-source course management system (CMS) Moodle to facilitate our face-to-face teaching of physiology to first-year medical students...The free Moodle platform was simple to use, helped to effectively deliver course materials, and has features that allowed cooperative learning. Students who used the CMS throughout their academic year commented favorably regarding its use as a complement to the face-to-face classroom sessions. The group of students who used the CMS obtained significantly higher scores in the final examination compared with the previous class that did not use the CMS. In addition, there was a significant correlation between student participation and performance in online quizzes and their final examination marks.

We recommend Moodle as a useful tool for physiology educators who are interested in integrating web-based learning into their existing teaching curriculum."

Via Ashok Ramachandran