Proposed Model for Evaluating C/LMS Usage
James Janossy, Todd Hover, DePaul University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Abstract: Course/learning management systems accessed by students via the internet is now commonly offered to faculty in schools from 9th grade onward to support instruction. However, the measurement of the usage of this software is problematic and often relies on incomplete data, simple counts or ad hoc surveys, and estimates based on guesswork. This paper proposes a 14-step model to measure course/learning management system usage. The model, metric and software methods for its derivation could be applied across different course/learning management systems to provide a reliable means of comparing usage across different systems and institutions and thus overcome a serious barrier to administrative decision-making and further research.
Janossy, J. & Hover, T. (2008). Proposed Model for Evaluating C/LMS Usage. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2979-2986). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).