Planning the Implementation of Moodle eLearning system in some African institutions
AbstractThis thesis deals with creating a Moodle server for African higher institutions with the goal of strengthening the African continental cooperation for more international view in their eLearning studies. The main objective of this partnership is to widen the cooperation of Savonia UAS with new African partners through the application of Moodle. This action increases their competitiveness and improves their position in the international educational market thereby enticing a higher caliber of students and increasing the number of student intake. The result of this project was achieved by getting in contact with three institutions in Ghana with which bilateral cooperation is still ongoing. A students’ and teachers’ manual was created after the installation of Moodle to serve as a training guide for both teachers and students to help them get acquainted with the use of Moodle when the needed resources are mobilized to start the project. A qualitative research approach was used to gather information for the project. This included consultation with Heads of Departments of the selected African schools, discussions with Moodle users on Moodle website forum, review of related literature and Internet. The implementation of this project has the potential of creating job for other African students in Savonia University of Applied Sciences after graduating in their various former institutions. Even though this project has not yet being implemented, it is believed based on the talks already started among participating schools that the project could be started in the near future.