Harokopio University (GREECE)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2019 Proceedings
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 9933-9941
ISBN: 978-84-09-14755-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2019.2434
Conference name: 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 11-13 November, 2019
Location: Seville, Spain
The educational use of modern digital technologies is a basic orientation of today's school in primary education. Through the use of ICTs a climate of collaborative learning is shaped where students active participation increases the motivation of learning, making them creators and contributes to the knowledge’s co-construction. E-learning is a distinct type of education, where teaching can be achieved entirely by distance or a blended learning model can be implemented, where the digital learning platform works in combination with the face to face teaching.

Recently, blended learning has been a field of research and, above all, in the education of younger students taking into account the benefits of this practice, where equal access to education is ensured and the teacher's support for the development of educational motivation for students is attempted.

The aim of this paper is to present the design of an e-class by applying blended learning in the digital environment of Moodle in primary education. The main questions are how the Moodle digital environment has been exploited in primary education, which resources have been utilized, and what other applications have been integrated into the environment in order to achieve learning outcomes. Also, which resources mobilized student participation. The implementation was achieved in primary school sixth grade students in Greece, inside and outside the classroom, applying a blended model of learning. In particular, the aim was the greatest possible participation of students in the platform apps conformation content, integration of individual or group projects and utilization of embedded applications of formative and final evaluation.

The Moodle data collection has shown that educational design in this environment has motivated students through quizzes, games and wikis.The participation contributed to the cultivation of creative writing, critical thinking and self-improvement, as well as to the acquisition of ICT skills in educational practice and to the increase of creativity, judging from participation in the projects.
Moodle, Blended Learning, Primary School.