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ERIC Number: EJ1063312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
Weblog Technology for Instruction, Learning, and Information Delivery
Shim, J. P.; Guo, Chengqi
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v7 n1 p171-193 Jan 2009
Ever since Weblog emerged as an infusive online communication tool over the last decade, its impacts have been witnessed by the Internet society at large. Meanwhile, more and more universities and colleges are offering online classes enhanced by Web technology. In this article, we investigate the role of Weblog combined with face-to-face lectures through a three-phase study that examines college students' perception of Weblog used in class. Ordinary least squares (OLS) regression and Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) techniques are employed to recognize meaningful patterns from collected data. The findings lie in the aspects of: relationship between level of study and the perceived value of Weblog, the relationship between level of Weblog experience and the perceived value of Weblog, and factors contributing to students' perception of Weblog usage. As the first work of its kind examining Weblog adoption from student perspective, this article provides educators, researchers, and practitioners with conceptual and practical references.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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