Moodle e-learning in higher education: A case study of its applications and impact in a university in Taiwan

Shu-Chiu Hung
Ming Chuan University

Xiangyang Zhang
Jiangsu Open University
Nanjing, China

With the advent of many free-and-accessible e-platforms and the advances in educational media and technology, e-learning has gradually become a key mode of learning in university settings. This paper considers various applications of Moodle e-learning in a university in Taiwan as (i) a computer-assisted learning supplement to any course, and (ii) an e-self-learning centre to facilitate and enhance students’ learning for specialized courses (economics or statistics), certificate courses (TOC) and English courses (vocabulary or current issue in English). This case study uses Current Issue in English (CIE) as an example for discussion of its design and development, and its impact on learners’ perceptions. In this research, the data were collected using a questionnare and the results of content analysis shed light on wide applications of Moodle e-learning in higher education and its effects on the students. In conclusion, the paper reflects on Moodle e-learning based on practical applications and suggests possible future developments and challenges in Moodle e-learning.