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Lärares attityder till användningen av lärplattformar i högre utbildning
University of Borås, School of Engineering.
2007 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Teachers’ attitudes to the use of learning platforms in Higher Education (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes among lecturers and find out if there was a resistance that could be an obstacle to an increased use of LMS (Learning management systems) in the higher education. At the University College of Boras 22 lecturers were interviewed, the sample consisted of lecturers that had the opportunity to use WebCT during the last 9 months. 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 the education is a main reason for lecturers not to use LMS, when lecturers decide individually to use tools in the systems, 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 result of this study it is recommended that institutions in higher education take actions to establish LMS as a standard tool, and the handling a part of the professional competence of the lecturers.

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Higher Education Research Group; I T University, Chalmers & GU , 2007.
Keyword [en]
learning management systems, engineering education, higher education, lms
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Other Computer and Information Science Pedagogy Human Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-4240Local ID: 2320/2138OAI: diva2:883621
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