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CALL for Openness


Mariusz Marczak and Jarosław Krajka

This volume explores multiple dimensions of openness in ICT-enhanced education. The chapters, contributed by researchers and academic teachers, present a number of exemplary solutions in the area. They involve the use of open source software, innovative technologies, teaching/learning methods and techniques, as well as examine potential benefits for both teachers' and students' cognitive, behavioural and metacognitive development.

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Opening the Moodle Platformto Digital Natives – Towards More Effective Motivation in the Academic Context (Agnieszka Gadomska)


Agnieszka Gadomska

SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland

Opening the Moodle Platform to Digital Natives – Towards More Effective Motivation in the Academic Context


The Moodle platform has been used by educators worldwide for more than ten years now. Both its programmers and users are aware of the need to constantly update it so as to meet the demands of the community, the fast changing technology and learners’ expectations and needs. SWPS University is among the 79 million Moodle users. The institution trained the first group of teachers in Moodle technology in 2004. Since then the platform has been used for a variety of courses, including a large selection of Practical English blended courses offered as part of the English Studies curriculum. The article discusses the innovative method of using the Moodle platform to boost student IT skills, motivation and knowledge of the methodology of using IT in the TEFL class, the method that focuses on the learners becoming creators of Moodle content and on combining Moodle with IWB technology and TEFL methodology.

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