A new cloud storage support and facebook enabled moodle module

Eman Yasser Daraghmi, Cheng Hsun Hsiao, Shyan-Ming Yuan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

With Moodle a web based interface supporting a wide range of activities including forums, contents, and assignments is provided to assist both the teachers and the students. However, limitations of the file-size acceptable for uploads, weakness in the assessment procedure, complicated task of replacing an existing file, and the lowest visiting rate of the traditional discussion module are some major deficiencies in the traditional Moodle module. Thus, we propose a new Moodle module integrating both the cloud storage services and Facebook with the traditional Moodle module to cover the mentioned shortcomings. The module provides a straightforward uploading-function to allow, with only few seconds, uploading several large-size files simultaneously without any restriction on the files-size. The new module also offers an assessment-function that supports the web browsing of the files being uploaded to assist teachers, without the need to download and save each assignment separately, in checking and grading the submitted assignments directly via any web browser. The proposed module also integrates the Moodle with Facebook to increase the visiting rate of the traditional discussion Moodle module, hence, increasing the students' motivation to ask questions and the interaction among the students. The performance and the usability of the new module was evaluated and promising results were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 7th International Conference on Ubi-Media Computing and Workshops, U-MEDIA 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages78-83
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479942664
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Oct 2014
Event2014 7th International Conference on Ubi-Media Computing and Workshops, U-MEDIA 2014 - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Duration: 12 Jul 201414 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2014 7th International Conference on Ubi-Media Computing and Workshops, U-MEDIA 2014

Conference

Conference2014 7th International Conference on Ubi-Media Computing and Workshops, U-MEDIA 2014
CountryMongolia
CityUlaanbaatar
Period12/07/1414/07/14

Keywords

  • cloud storage
  • Dropbox
  • Facebook
  • Google Drive
  • Moodle
  • Sky Drive

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