Potentials of Learning Management System Moodle for Language Education

Jana Puschenreiterová, Slovakia, LLCE2016-211;       The use of technologies has its place in modern education, particularly language education, at any given level. The general tendencies towards the widespread use of technologies in education are needed but not sufficient if exclusively based on their motivational aspect. In modern society, there is a strong need to use technologies wisely, purposefully and to exploit their available benefits in order to enhance the educational process. The very perspective and purposeful way of the integration of technologies in education is the use of various Learning Management Systems (LMS). A very common and popular LMS system incorporated at many schools and universities nowadays is Moodle. The main focus of this study is to bring the results of the qualitative analysis of the English Lexicology course, taught at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia and created in the LMS Moodle environment. The present study aims to bring a valuable insight into the use of the potentials the LMS Moodle provides for language education.

Keywords: CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning), LMS (Learning Management System), Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment), English Lexicology, blended learning