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The industrial economy worldwide is driven by ICT, which uses computers to process analyze and communicate information in an increasingly efficient and effective way. E-learning is a kind of methodology which people can use to deliver the education. E-learning is now an essential component of education. E-Learning is the use of technology to enable people to learn anytime and anywhere.
Today technology increasing very fast and teaching is no longer restricted to face-to-face instruction. The purpose of this study is to use Moodle, a Learning Management System (LMS), in performing art undergraduate education and study the reasons and the motivation behind its use by the participants. Traditional instructional activities such as presenting information, managing course material, and collecting and evaluating student work, all was done using Moodle. "Learning Management System" designed to act as a focus for students learning activities and their management and facilitation, along with the provision of content and resources required to help make the activities successful.
Since performing art subjects are more practical oriented, the traditional classroom methodology is the most popular practice to deliver the educational content. The practical course load of a typical student’s track record (grade sheet) would show more than 75%. The combination of e-learning and face-to-face teaching increases accessibility, flexibility, and choices for interactivity. Hence e Learning can be used to provide learning opportunity outside the classroom as a self-learning methodology. The findings of this paper would be useful in making effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in performing art undergraduate education in Sri Lanka.
Kamani C Samarasinghe is a Lecturer of the Faculty of Music at University of the Visual & Performing Arts, where she has been since 2006. She has received a BSc (2nd Upper) degree from University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka in 2001, and Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGIT) from the same university from 2004. She has obtained Master of Science in Computer Science from University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka in 2009. She is currently reading her MPhil at the University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka. Her research interests are Data mining, e learning, distance education and networking.
Doctor of Education