Understanding pupils’ attitudes to e-learning in secondary schools: example of Moodle application in Tartu schools
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This thesis aims to provide complex understanding of pupils’ attitudes to Moodle in Tartu schools. With application of Theory of Diffusion of Innovations attributes of Moodle are defined and factors that might influence pupils’ perception of Moodle are elaborated. It also aims to find out whether Moodle is used as collaborative or blended learning environment in Tartu schools. With the application of statistical package SPSS analysis is provided and the main results reveal that Moodle in Tartu is still on its initial stage of adoption. Teachers mostly use this learning management system for managing the course not for facilitating the study process. Thus, consequently, pupils don’t deal with Moodle at the extent it should be dealt with and attitudes among them to Moodle are not formed. Attitudes to Moodle are formed only to that Moodle characteristics that teacher uses in classroom. Thus, investigating existed attitudes it becomes visible, that they all are positive, but weak. Negative attitudes are not revealed in study.