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ERIC Number: EJ1063418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
Measuring Student Perceptions of Blackboard Using the Technology Acceptance Model
Landry, Brett J. L.; Griffeth, Rodger; Hartman, Sandra
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v4 n1 p87-99 Jan 2006
Web Enhanced Instruction (WEI) is not intended to replace the traditional classroom setting, but rather to supplement the traditional lecture with course content that can be accessed from campus or the Internet. WEI has the potential to extend the boundaries of traditional classrooms by providing new opportunities for communication and interaction between students and the instructor. While the potential benefits of augmenting the traditional class with WEI have been recognized and discussed, what has remained largely unknown are student reactions to WEI as an addition to the traditional lecture. The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has been widely used in the Information Systems research to gather user reactions to information systems. The TAM examines users' perceptions of Usage, Usefulness, and Ease of Use. This research applied the TAM to the academic setting to measure student reactions to Blackboard, the WEI tool used in this study. Using several multivariate methods, results suggest that students (n = 692) found that the Blackboard elements which are associated with Course Content (Course Documents, Lectures, Student Tools, Announcements, and Quizzes) are used more often and are seen as more useful than those items that provide Course Support and communication (Discussion Board, External Web Sites, Faculty Information, and E-Mail).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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