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ERIC Number: EJ1136913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Effects of Information Distributions Strategies on Student Performance and Satisfaction in a Web-Based Course Management System
Lohman, Margaret C.
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v1 n1 Article 11 Jan 2007
The effects of three information distribution strategies in a course management system (CMS) on student performance and satisfaction were investigated. Analysis of the data found that the distribution of instructional materials in class resulted in significantly higher student performance on an end-of-the-semester technical knowledge test than when instructional materials were available to students via a CMS either at the beginning of the semester or one week before each of the class sessions in which the materials were to be covered. However, no significant differences were found among the three information distribution strategies on total points earned in the course or on student reactions toward the instructional experience. Possible explanations for these findings and implications of the findings for theory and practice as related to utilizing a CMS in instructional programs in higher education are provided.
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Group Embedded Figures Test; Self Directed Learning Readiness Scale; Learning Style Inventory
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