ERIC Number: ED421152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Student Use of Instructors' Web Sites.
Chandler, Beth; Maddux, Cleborne D.
This descriptive research investigated issues relating to college students' use of instructor-created World Wide Web sites at the University of Nevada, Reno. Points of interest included student use of instructor Web pages and features found on a Web page perceived by students as most useful. Student use of instructor Web pages was identified by the amount of time students report they visit the Web site and their recollection of features found on the Web site. A survey consisting of 10 items requiring yes/no, multiple choice, and open-ended responses was designed to generate students' perceptions of the Web site in terms of ease of use, aesthetic appeal, navigation problems, and usefulness of provided information. A total of 249 completed surveys were returned. Results indicate that instructors are increasingly taking advantage of the resources made available through the Internet and are finding an interest in creating Web sites for their classes. Also, students as a whole seem willing and able to use instructor-created Web sites. However, actual usage by students still seems elusive. Tables show descriptive data of participation, Web site visits by department, and survey questions and responses. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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