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ERIC Number: EJ816487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1302-6488
Use of a Content Management System for Blended Learning: Perceptions of Pre-Service Teachers
Altun, Arif; Gulbahar, Yasemin; Madran, Orcun
Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, v9 n4 p138-153 Oct 2008
This study presents the development, implementation and evaluation phases of a content management system to be used in higher education settings in a blended learning environment. The purpose of this study is twofold. First, it is aimed to observe how pre-service teacher trainees interacted within the system when they are given the tool to organize their own communities of learning. Secondly, what are their perceptions of using the system? 65 university students voluntarily participated in this qualitative study. The data was gathered through server statistics, personal interviews, and an open-ended questionnaire. The analyses included descriptive statistics for quantitative and content analysis for the qualitative data. The findings indicate that participants embraced the notion of forming and being part of a learning community, were willing to participate in using the system in their courses, and suggested some improvements for better use of the system. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey