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AJET 23(3) Garrote and Pettersson (2007) Lecturers' attitudes about the use of learning management systems.pdf5.2 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Title: Lecturers' attitudes about the use of learning management systems in engineering education: A Swedish case study
Authors: Garrote Jurado, Ramon
Pettersson, Tomas
Editors: Aktinson, Roger
Department: University of Borås. Centre for Learning and Teaching
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet23/garrote.html
Journal Title: Lecturers' attitudes about the use of learning management systems in engineering education: A Swedish case study
ISBN: 1449-5554
Volume: 23
Issue: 3
Pages: 327-349
Publisher: Australasian Journal of Educational Technology
Media type: text
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Keywords: e-learning
information and communication technology
learning management systems
engineering education
ICT
Subject Category: Subject categories::Social Sciences
Subject categories::Pedagogy::Pedagogy
Subject categories::Social Sciences::Social Sciences
Area of Research: Engineering Education
Strategic Research Area: Teacher education and education work
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine lecturers' attitudes towards learning management systems (LMS), with particular reference to identifying obstacles to increased use. At the University College of Borås, Sweden, 22 lecturers who had used WebCT during the previous 9 months were interviewed. The answers show that most of the lecturers, including those who only used minor parts of the LMS, believed that they could benefit from using a LMS in the future. The study did not support the hypothesis that fear of the complexity of the system or unwanted effects on education are important reasons for lecturers not to use the LMS. When lecturers decide individually to use tools in the LMS, the major concern is the initial amount of work compared with the expected benefits. Due to the benefits of a fully implemented LMS and the results of this study, it is recommended that institutions in higher education take actions to establish LMS as a standard tool, and support development of the lecturers' professional competence.
URI/URL: http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet23/garrote.html
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2320/9756
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