Hetu LMS – the online learning management system has collaborated with the Moodle Open Source System (OSS). Moodle is a pioneer in providing the learning platform for a long time. The concept and usage of VLEs (Virtual Learning Environment) have been gaining popularity in this age. A virtual environment is used quite a lot in learning and gaming lately.
For learning in a Virtual Environment, we use a learning management system. A learning management system is a virtual school in itself. Here, users perform various roles based on their responsibilities. It then, allows the trainers, trainees, and the administrators to collaborate thereby making the learning and the feedback process occur simultaneously.
Moodle Usage in Nepal :
Nepal has been slowly shifting to the online learning platform to facilitate learning for the students and the teachers. Tribhuvan University uses Moodle integration app to help the students from the Department of Social Science and Humanities for their postgraduate courses.
Nepal’s first online university – Nepal Open University uses the online platform for almost all of their Bachelors and Masters programs. Therefore, they too publish their content on the Moodle integration app and share their content online.
Since such reputed institutions are a part of this learning community, we can be sure about the reliability and quality. Also, Moodle has great potential for creating successful e-learning experience by providing an abundance of excellent tools. These tools are used to enhance conventional classroom instruction in any VLE system.
One of the main advantages of Moodle over other systems is its strong grounding in social constructionist pedagogy and good educational tools. A recent study shows that Moodle provides better features over its competitive products. Another study also suggests that the Moodle facilitates support not only for the educators who aim at increasing the quality of online courses but also as a support for students in order to facilitate learning.
Moreover, Hetu too uses the Moodle platform to provide the contents and shared classroom experience for the trainees and trainers. There is the optimization of contents for specified classes. Therefore, it helps the users – the municipal school teachers grow their knowledge and expertise in their specific fields. Hetu allows the teachers to be 24*7 in connection with their students and vice-versa. The students are able to read online through their desktops or mobile-devices and utilize their time. The person can read while traveling or sitting idle. This helps improve the capability and skills of the learner.