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Education Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 4279141, 4 pages
Research Article

Moodle: Teaching Strategies in Distance Education in Oral Medicine

1Department of Oral Biology and Stomatology, Bauru School of Dentistry, Bauru, SP, Brazil
2Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Public Health, Bauru School of Dentistry, Bauru, SP, Brazil

Correspondence should be addressed to Paulo Sérgio da Silva Santos; rb.psu@sssoluap

Received 21 December 2016; Revised 21 March 2017; Accepted 1 June 2017; Published 5 July 2017

Academic Editor: Izzet Yavuz

Copyright © 2017 Rubens Cardozo de Castro Junior et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Objective. The current model of education has been suffering changes, undergoing renovations, and seeking using and enjoying increasingly technological resources, as, for example, the Learning Management System (LMS). One of the most used LMS platforms is the Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (Moodle). This article proposes to demonstrate how Moodle platform was introduced in the subject of Stomatology through a clear and objective methodology. Study Design. In six months, 49 undergraduate students enrolled in stomatology subject accessed Moodle platform 2067 times and performed 02 evaluation exams at Discipline of Stomatology. Statistical analysis was performed by paired t-test (comparison between number of access times before the first evaluation and number of access times before the second evaluation), Wilcoxon test (student’s grade on the first and second evaluation), and Pearson correlation test (correlation between the number of access times before the first evaluation and the first grade, correlation between the number of access times before the second evaluation and the second grade, and correlation between the variation of the number of access times and the variation of the student’s grade). Results and Conclusion. The digital platform Moodle was associated with better grade for those students who access it for more times () and was able to supply the needs of the students and help them to obtain information about the subject during the entire semester (6 months).