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ERIC Number: EJ1107916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1832-4215
EFL Instructors' Perceptions of Usefulness and Ease of Use of the LMS Manaba
Toland, Sean; White, Jeremy; Mills, Daniel; Bolliger, Doris U.
JALT CALL Journal, v10 n3 p221-236 2014
Learning Management Systems (LMSs) have become important tools in higher education language instruction, which can facilitate both student learning and the administration of courses. The decision regarding which LMS a particular university adopts is a complicated process where the needs and opinions of several stakeholders, including administrators, students, and faculty members, must be considered. The researchers conducted a focus group session with faculty members at a private Japanese university regarding their usage and perceptions of the LMS Manaba. The results of this study indicate that while perceptions towards the LMS were positive overall, successful integration of the technology is hampered by a lack of institutional support.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan
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