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ERIC Number: EJ846491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Communication Technology, Student Learning, and Diffusion of Innovation
Liao, Hsiang-Ann
College Quarterly, v8 n2 Spr 2005
Rogers' diffusion of innovation model was used to examine the adoption and contribution of a web-based course management system at a college campus. This study surveyed 196 students. It was found that Rogers' model successfully explained the adoption of the innovation. The adoption of the innovation also led to increased interaction between students, instructors, and course materials. The increased amount of interaction, in turn, significantly contributed to student learning. A path model was developed to examine the direct and indirect effects among variables. Contextual factors, such as student motivation, student learning styles, and computer skills, were examined. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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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 - Location: Iowa; New York