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ERIC Number: EJ1107165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Use and Attitude towards Learning Management Systems (LMS) in Saudi Arabian Universities
Alghamdi, Saleh Ramadhan; Bayaga, Anass
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v12 n9 p2309-2330 Sep 2016
This paper was designed to establish the relationships between faculty members' use and attitude towards Learning Management Systems (LMSs). LMSs have been adopted in various educational institutions due to their numerous applications and functionalities to improve pedagogy. As a result, faculty members are urged to utilise them for enhancing teaching and learning practices. Underpinning this study was a questionnaire distributed to 222 faculty members in six universities. Cross-tabulation in a bar graph and chi-square test were conducted to verify observed differences. The findings revealed that older generation (over 40 years) tended to use LMS for many of their teaching activities than the younger counterparts. LMS was not actively used for most teaching purposes. Statistically significant association existed between resources organisation via LMS and restriction level (?[superscript 2] (12) = 24.890, p = 0.015). Attitude of faculty members who do not use LMS in pedagogy differ from those who use it for some and most teaching activities in terms of online examination and social media. Evaluations of personal and institutional experiences of LMS tools determine use and attitude.
EURASIA. Gazi Egitim Fakultesi, K Blok 210, Teknikokullar, Ankara, 06500 Turkey. Tel: +90-312-202-8192; Fax: +90-312-222-8483; e-mail: editor.eurasiajournal@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.ejmste.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia