Evaluation of using Course-Management Software

Josephine D Korchmaros, Nathaniel W. Gump

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Abstract

The benefits of course-management software (CMS) will not be realized if it is underused. The authors investigated one possible barrier to CMS use, students' perceptions of using CMS. After taking a course requiring a group research project, college students reported their perceptions of the use of CMS for the course. Overall, students did not perceive any costs. Rather, they had positive impressions of and perceived multiple benefits of using CMS. Students, however, did not report experiencing all possible benefits of CMS. Student use of CMS may be increased if instructors emphasize its benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalCollege Teaching
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • course-management software
  • evaluation
  • traditionally structured course

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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