USE OF MOODLE AND GOOGLE APPS IN ENGINEERING STUDIES

J.M. Cámara-Zapata, H.M. Puerto-Molina

Miguel Hernández University (SPAIN)
Nowadays the most of Spanish universities offers officials online courses of different professional degrees. In this course non-ace – to – face interaction takes place among teachers and students. Moodle is a free and open source E – learning software platform created in 2003 and, since then, it has become extremely popular. On the other hand, Google apps are software with good educational applications. From the educational point of view, Moodle and Google apps are powerful tolls that allow creating courses in a very easy and flexible way. In this work we show the main features of an applied thermodynamic course in agricultural engineering professional degree implemented in Moodle and in Google apps. We evaluate the toughness and lack of the use of those two software and we find the Google apps a positive addition to the Moodle platform.