"If I put my lecture slides and notes on Moodle, the students will not come to my lectures"
This quote encapsulates two e-learning myths; that Moodle is no more than a file repository, and that fee-paying students believe that a PowerPoint slideshow is an adequate replacement for face-to-face contact with an expert in their field.
E-learning is and can be much more than replicating face-to-face practices by simply uploading documents to a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). While this is a perfectly reasonable starting point for those new to learning technologies, such practice on its own limits the extend to which VLEs can enhance student learning.
Research has indicated that the availability of lecture notes and slides on VLEs does not increase rates of absenteeism: