ERIC Number: EJ1019530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
The Use of a Web-Based Course Management System: Causes and Performance Effects
Ring, J. Kirk; Kellermanns, Franz W.; Barnett, Tim; Pearson, Allison W.; Pearson, Rodney A.
Journal of Management Education, v37 n6 p854-882 Dec 2013
This article reports the results of two studies that examined (a) students' intentions to use a web-based course management system, (b) their actual use of a course management system, and (c) the effect of their use of a course management system on classroom performance. We found that students' attitudes toward the course management system, perceptions of support, and perceptions of their capacity to control their actions each were associated with their intentions to use the course management system. Subsequently, intentions directly influenced actual use of the course management system and greater usage of the course management system had a statistically significant, albeit modest, positive effect on students' performance in the course. Practical applications of the findings are discussed.
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Web Based Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Courseware, Database Management Systems, Student Attitudes, Intention, Use Studies, Blended Learning, Behavior Theories, Hypothesis Testing, Positive Attitudes, Technical Support, Academic Achievement, Likert Scales, Factor Analysis, Correlation, Predictor Variables, Structural Equation Models, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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