Selection and Adoption of a Course Management System
Phillip Powell, Lara Luetkehans, Rhonda Robinson, James Lockard, Northern Illinois University, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Software technology tools such as Course Management Systems (CMS) have helped to facilitate e-learning pedagogy by incorporating instructional features such as course-related announcements, course syllabi, course outlines, projects, messages, asynchronous/synchronous chat capabilities, and access to e-mail accounts. While selecting a course management system, institutions may vary in their decision making processes. This study examines the processes involved in evaluation, selection, adoption and diffusion of a CMS. The outcome of this study indicates that individuals within institutions evaluate and select their CMS through different processes, inevitably to influence others to adopt a CMS. In addition, institutions will continue to rely on future developments of e-learning applications, and as technologies change, institutions will be forced to adapt and provide practical and logical solutions.
Powell, P., Luetkehans, L., Robinson, R. & Lockard, J. (2008). Selection and Adoption of a Course Management System. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 3129-3136). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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