ERIC Number: ED396730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Factors Affecting Teachers and Trainers in the Use of a Bulletin Board System: A Report.
For the past three years, a bulletin board system (BBS) has provided messaging and computer conferencing facilities for the students and staff of the Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technology Education course at the University of Melbourne (Australia). In order to more accurately assess how these students coped with the use of a BBS, a 12-item questionnaire survey was administered to 66 students who were enrolled in the course. The aims of the survey were to determine the level of student involvement in the use of the BBS; identify students' principal concerns; and ascertain learner perceptions and satisfaction. In addition, it was intended to establish the need for appropriate resources to ensure more effective integration of technology, particularly in the use of electronic communications, in future course planning. The most frequent criticism of the program by the students was that not enough time was given for familiarization with the medium. Overall, there was a very positive response to the use of electronic communications or computer mediated delivery of courses, provided that a high level of support is available. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Melbourne (Australia)
Note: In: Learning Technologies: Prospects and Pathways. Selected papers from EdTech '96 Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for Educational Technology (Melbourne, Australia, July 7-10, 1996); see IR 017 931.