Faculty and Student Perceptions of their Learning Management System’s Social Learning Tools
Joseph Rene Corbeil, Maria Elena Valdes-Corbeil, The University of Texas at Brownsville, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
A challenge in online courses is minimizing learner frustration and dissatisfaction resulting from feelings of perceived distance. Baker (2010) observed that this had less to do with physical distance than the quality of the online learning environment. One way to improve is to enhance the learning management system user-interface to promote social learning. While technologies have exploded on the scene and been adopted for social and business communication and networking, learning management systems in higher education have been slow to respond. For this reason, coupled with increased budget cuts, many higher education institutions are reassessing their learning management systems and making the decision to change. To help stakeholders make informed decisions regarding their LMS selection, this paper presents the results of a survey that asked higher education students and faculty regarding their satisfaction with LMS social learning tools.
Corbeil, J.R. & Valdes-Corbeil, M.E. (2013). Faculty and Student Perceptions of their Learning Management System’s Social Learning Tools. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2561-2565). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).