Revista Digital Universitaria
Revista Digital Universitaria ISSN: 1607 - 6079 | Publicación mensual | 1 de Noviembre de 2016 vol.17, No.11


Moodle as a communication and learning-teaching tool, from a constructivist focus

Armando Carlos Rojas Marín & Ana Luisa Lechuga Ruiz

Incorporating Moodle in the teaching and learning process, has to do with the effective use of the Information and communications technology (ICT), which objective focus on studying the use and effects of it's short, medium and long term, this platform being of an interdisciplinary character, which development has been based on a constructivist philosophy, sociology, pedagogy, software engineering, and those disciplines which objectives serve to elucidate the secrets of how, what for, with what, with whom, and where is that the teacher learns (Sanchez, 2010). For which the purpose of this work is, that the teacher know and use the Moodle platform as a tool to enrich their intellectual potentialities, face the information society, and develop abilities that allow their adaptability to the changes in a positive manner, as well as contribute to teachers generating their own critical reflections and the building of knowledge, exploiting their own abilities and collaborative learning experiences.

The present work focuses in the socioconstructivism theory proposed by Vigotsky:

a) The students collaborate on group learning and the group collaborates on personal learning.
b) The interaction of the student with their culture or with other cultures implies the construct of their reality by their own accord
C) The zone of close development is the distance between the levels of real and potential development, real potential being the ability to solve problems in an independent manner and potential level the faculty to solve problems with the aid of a peer or an adult.

Keywords: Keywords: ICT use, Constructivism, Moodle, LMS, m-Learning, e-learning, b-learning, EVA