A Perception Analysis of Courseware Technology

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Journal of Informatics Education Research


In recent years, many institutions of higher education have adopted courseware technologies to facilitate the inclusion of online elements into traditional classroom education and to provide a potential platform for the staging of pure online courses. The number of colleges and universities that adopt courseware technologies increases every year. In order to ensure a smooth and effective adoption process it is imperative to understand the perception of key parties including administrators, faculty, and students regarding courseware technologies. This paper focuses on the perceptions of key parties and the usage of a courseware technology known as Blackboard. Administrators, faculty, and students were surveyed. The findings suggest a significant difference in the perception of the importance, usage, and application perception of Blackboard courseware technology among the key parties.