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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44731

“School Teachers’ Perception towards using LMS-MOODLE in Teaching Science to Students of Aurangabad City.”

Dr Baig Muntajeeb Ali

Abstract

This paper describes the perception of school teachers of Aurangabad city towards teaching using the Open-Source Learning Management System (LMS) MOODLE in teaching science subjects. The Free and Open-Source (LMS) MOODLE has brought a dynamic pedagogical shift in Online Learning due to its nature of robust features and free availability. The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced formal and non-formal educational systems to adopt an Online teaching-learning platform for the transaction of information. In this study, teachers’ perception of using LMS-MOODLE in teaching science to secondary school students of Aurangabad city is studied. The research methodology adopted is the descriptive survey method, and the sample consists of 40 female and 45 male teachers of secondary school students of Aurangabad. In this research, a self-made perception scale (refer to appendix) is prepared with a 5-point Likert-type scale, the reliability of the test found by Cronbach (0.71). The data analysis shows that the perception among female and male school teachers of Aurangabad city, [U = 766.5, p = .23] in teaching science using LMS-MOODLE is almost the same. Further, the perception between groups, i.e., primary and secondary school teachers of Aurangabad city, [U = 878.5, p = .898] towards using LMS-MOODLE in teaching science was also found to be identical. The study results suggest that female and male school teachers have similar perceptions towards teaching science subjects by using LMS-MOODLE.Similarly, primary and secondary school teachers have identical perceptions towards teaching science subjects by using LMS-MOODLE. The most plausible reason for the similar perceptions among male and female teachers at the primary and secondary levels is the application of the Internet and technology in learning and teachingduring the pre-COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 pandemics and the social distancing implemented by the authority.

Keywords

Perception, Teachers, Learning Management System, MOODLE, Secondary School, Science.

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