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Attitudes to the application of a Web-based learning system
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2005 (English)In: Computers and education, ISSN 0360-1315, E-ISSN 1873-782X, Vol. 45, no 2, 171-185 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Computer-based systems have great potential for delivering learning material. Here, a Web-based learning management system is employed by a medical university to support undergraduate courses. The objective was to help the university’s staff to understand the readiness and attitudes of students to the use of information technology, their orientation to new learning environments, and the functionality of the system. The participants were a cohort of first-year medical students enrolled in an introductory microbiology course. Students’ attitudes to information technology and learning styles were measured by a rearranged questionnaire, and a principal component analysis identified the students’ orientations to information technology and the learning environment. The results of the study revealed that students showed readiness to and positive attitudes towards information technology in education and exposed a possible benefit from its use in the long run. However, they also conveyed negative opinions of the learning management system used in their coursework, suggesting a need for change of the technology. This study provides evidence that in order for computer-based system to be effective they must be designed and implemented with care, otherwise they may risk to lower students’ interests and activation.

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2005. Vol. 45, no 2, 171-185 p.
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Country-specific development, Evaluation of CAL systems, Interactive learning environment, Media in education, Teaching/learning strategies
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Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-38037DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2004.07.001ISI: 000228495100001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-38037DiVA: diva2:305870
Available from: 2010-03-25 Created: 2010-03-25 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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