DOWNLOADING LEARNING CONTENT IN MOODLE AND FACEBOOK: A STUDY ON STUDENTS BEHAVIOR AND PREFERENCES

Downloading content is today a standard procedure in courses of the Blended learning paradigm. These Learning contents such as homework, lectures and exercises are exchanged between students and professors using different platforms, mainly, this process is done in General Purpose Social Networks (Facebook), as well as, classical LMS (Learning Management Systems) as Moodle.

A survey study asked college students, enrolled in computer sciences courses, to describe their behavior and perceptions regarding downloading learning content in these environments. The purpose of the study is understanding which is more used and why. Also, we investigated the percentage of Learning content that is shared in both platforms.

This study was conducted at the University of Zacatecas (Mexico) with students of the program of Computer Engineering. Instead of using multiple social networks, there are a bias and predilection of students for the General Purpose Social Networks when they are available.