Perceived Attributes Predict Course Management System Adopter Status

Keesee, Gayla and Shephard, Mary Friend (2011) Perceived Attributes Predict Course Management System Adopter Status. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 4 (1).

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Abstract

This quantitative, nonexperimental study utilized Rogers’s diffusion of innovation theory as the theoretical base to determine instructors’ perceptions of the attributes (relative advantage, compatibility, complexity, trialability, observability) of the course management system used in order to predict adopter status. The study used a convenience sample of 137 full-time faculty members at five Historically Black Colleges and Universities in two southeastern states. Logistic regression was used to predict group membership (i.e., adopter status) and to provide information about the relationship and strengths among the variables. The findings of this study provided evidence that faculty in the different adopter categories have different perceptions related to adoption and use of the CMS which can be used to predict adopter status. Identifying faculty attitudes can be used to properly design changes in related programs that will lead to a broader base of users.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Educational technology > Adoption of educational technology
Divisions: Higher education, Universities, Vocational training, Colleges
Depositing User: Dr Michael de Raadt
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 03:09
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2016 03:09
URI: http://research.moodle.net/id/eprint/117

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