A Smart Learner to Smart Employee: Moodle as a Smart E-learning Platform to Strengthen the Smartness of University Students in a Developing Country
It is said that there is no country which is better than its education system. Education systems define in general the overall targets of countries. In the current study, researchers intended to investigate students and lecturers’ perceptions about the attainment of the smartness required at work by the mean of using Learning Management System (Moodle) as well as integrating technology into teaching and learning activities. The study was qualitative, the thematic approach was used to analyze qualitative views collected from a sample of university’s lecturers and students. The results revealed that Moodle can strengthen lecturers and students’ attitudes to cope with technological use. It was also found that university teaching staff and students have to spend much efforts to acquire new technological skills to serve education systems in developing countries. Students and lecturers’ perceptions positively supported that Moodle as well as other Learning Management System when used properly may influence learning and teaching conditions for better attaining the required skills to become smart employees. The study recommended the use of Moodle and the continuation of researching on what could motivate both students and lecturers in their everyday lives.