Title: Using Moodle and MS Teams in higher education - a comparative study

Authors: Viktorija Florjančič; Łukasz Wiechetek

Addresses: Faculty of Management, University of Primorska, Cankarjeva 5, 6000, Koper, Slovenia ' Faculty of Economics, Maria Curie-Skłodowska-University, Plac Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, 5, 20-031, Lublin, Poland

Abstract: The purpose of the paper is to show how the Moodle and Microsoft Teams platforms could be used to support university e-learning. Based on the experiences of two universities from Poland and Slovenia, the authors characterise four cases of using Moodle and MS Teams in higher education. The authors present the examples of online courses and analyse how to combine the explored systems' features to generate synergetic effects and improve course outcomes. The performed analysis indicates that Moodle is a great, complex tool but a complicated platform. In contrast, MS Teams is a new, contemporary designed and relatively simple tool. It offers simplicity, real-time communication, and office 365 integration. Those features can be useful in business and education, particularly when the case method is preferred. Moodle and MS Teams can be integrated to get double benefits: a highly structured and administrated course (Moodle) plus extended collaboration and communication possibilities (MS Teams).

Keywords: e-learning; Moodle; MS Teams; Poland; Slovenia; higher education; comparative analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2022.120650

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2022 Vol.31 No.2, pp.264 - 286

Received: 10 Nov 2020
Accepted: 16 Feb 2021

Published online: 31 Jan 2022 *

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