LMS acceptance: The instructor role

Zanjani, Nastaran, Edwards, Sylvia L., Nykvist, Shaun, & Geva, Shlomo (2016) LMS acceptance: The instructor role. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher. (In Press)

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Abstract

Learning management systems (LMS) have become the norm in recent years in higher education to further engage students and lecturers. The e-learning tools within LMS provide knowledge sharing and community building opportunities that can support both critical thinking and higher order learning skills through conversation and collaboration. However, the mere existence of tools does not guarantee users’ adoption and acceptance. Several effective arrangements are required to engage users. This paper focuses on different aspects of lecturers’ attitude that impact user engagement with LMS tools reporting on findings from 74 interviews with students and lecturers from different disciplines within a major Australian university. Results indicate that lecturers’ teaching style and habits, active participation in online activities as well as designing appropriate tasks and assessment procedure are important determinants of lecturers’ attitude in engaging students with LMS tools.

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ID Code: 92522
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: E-learning, Learning management systems, Lecturer attitude, LMS
DOI: 10.1007/s40299-016-0277-2
ISSN: 0119-5646
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 De La Salle University
Deposited On: 01 Feb 2016 02:54
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2016 00:58

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